Story City, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Story City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Story City had a population of 3,620 as of July 1, 2018. Story City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Story City is located at latitude 42.1872 and longitude -93.5958 in Story County. The formal boundaries for the City of Story City encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Story City (GNIS ID: 2395976) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Story City is located within Township of Lafayette, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

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Story City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,620
Population in Households 3,407
Population in Familes 2,625
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density2 1,321
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $58,734
Average Household Income $84,774
Per Capita Income $36,107


Total Housing Units 1,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,081 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 448 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $166,188
Average Home Value $217,137


Total Households 1,528
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 936
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.65% 0.57%
Households 0.45% 0.61%
Families 0.54% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

Story City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Story City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 110 89th
Population Density # 152 85th
Diversity Index # 371 63rd
Median Household Income # 366 64th
Per Capita Income # 100 90th

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