Zearing, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Zearing had a population of 591 as of July 1, 2018. Zearing ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Zearing is located at latitude 42.1589 and longitude -93.2972 in Story County. The formal boundaries for the City of Zearing (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Story County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,060 feet.

The City of Zearing (GNIS ID: 2397397) 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 Zearing is located within Township of Lincoln, a minor civil division (MCD) of Story County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Zearing population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 591
Population in Households 562
Population in Familes 468
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 790
Diversity Index2 3


Median Household Income $57,696
Average Household Income $68,584
Per Capita Income $28,312


Total Housing Units 259 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $121,277
Average Home Value $172,237


Total Households 230
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.79% 0.7%
Households 0.6% 0.69%
Families 1.19% 0.49%
Median Household Income   4.98%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Zearing, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zearing 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 # 425 58th
Population Density # 431 57th
Diversity Index # 957 6th
Median Household Income # 413 59th
Per Capita Income # 535 47th

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