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Story City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Story City had a population of 3,600 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Story City, IA Housing Affordability Index is 170
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Story City, IA Wealth Index is 115
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,600 (100%)
Population in Households 3,392 (94.2%)
Population in Families 2,636 (73.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 208 ( 5.8%)
Population Density 1,304
Diversity Index2 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,265
Average Household Income $88,172
Per Capita Income $37,321
Wealth Index4 115

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,101 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 427 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $191,939
Housing Affordability Index3 170
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,529
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 934
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.52% 0.27%
Households 0.41% 0.29%
Families 0.46% 0.15%
Median Household Income   3.96%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Story City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Story City to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 109 89th
Population Density # 154 85th
Diversity Index # 355 64th
Median Household Income # 281 72nd
Per Capita Income # 130 87th

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