Chelsea, IA Profile: Facts & Data

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Chelsea, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Chelsea had a population of 267 as of July 1, 2018. Chelsea ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Chelsea is located at latitude 41.9205 and longitude -92.3945 in Tama County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chelsea (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tama County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 787 feet.

The City of Chelsea (GNIS ID: 2393814) 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 Chelsea is located within Township of Salt Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tama County.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 267
Population in Households 267
Population in Familes 229
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 265
Diversity Index3 51
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,772
Average Household Income $65,625
Per Capita Income $24,650

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 7.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $145,588
Average Home Value $141,092
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 94
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.0% -0.15%
Households 0.0% -0.43%
Families 1.35% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

Chelsea, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chelsea 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 # 629 38th
Population Density # 816 19th
Diversity Index # 23 98th
Median Household Income # 496 51st
Per Capita Income # 861 15th

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