Gladbrook, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Gladbrook, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Gladbrook had a population of 898 as of July 1, 2018. Gladbrook 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 Gladbrook is located at latitude 42.1861 and longitude -92.7151 in Tama County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gladbrook (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tama County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 978 feet.

The City of Gladbrook (GNIS ID: 2394905) 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 Gladbrook is located within Township of Spring Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tama County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gladbrook 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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Gladbrook, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 898
Population in Households 873
Population in Familes 678
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,290
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $59,187
Average Household Income $71,423
Per Capita Income $31,253


Total Housing Units 458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $116,197
Average Home Value $137,421


Total Households 392
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 245
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 -0.62% -0.52%
Households -0.54% -0.57%
Families -0.29% -0.75%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Gladbrook, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gladbrook 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 # 322 68th
Population Density # 166 84th
Diversity Index # 642 36th
Median Household Income # 352 65th
Per Capita Income # 314 69th

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