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Gladbrook, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Gladbrook had a population of 1,023 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Gladbrook, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,023
Daytime Population: Workers 260
Daytime Population: Residents 498
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 758
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 998
Population in Familes 785
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,469
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $60,278
Average Household Income $71,153
Per Capita Income $31,129


Total Housing Units 475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $115,476
Average Home Value $137,083


Total Households 447
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 282
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 0.46%
Households 1.2% 0.36%
Families 1.62% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 283 72nd
Population Density # 106 90th
Diversity Index # 672 33rd
Median Household Income # 252 75th
Per Capita Income # 233 77th

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