Traer, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Traer, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Traer had a population of 1,632 as of July 1, 2018. Traer 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 Traer is located at latitude 42.1936 and longitude -92.4655 in Tama County. The formal boundaries for the City of Traer encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Tama County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Traer (GNIS ID: 2397046) 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 Traer is located within Township of Perry, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tama County.

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


Total Population 1,632
Population in Households 1,576
Population in Familes 1,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 1,379
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $48,657
Average Household Income $64,447
Per Capita Income $26,375


Total Housing Units 760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 508 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $131,405
Average Home Value $140,600


Total Households 662
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 434
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.51% -0.48%
Households -0.55% -0.61%
Families -0.65% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Traer, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Traer 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 # 194 81st
Population Density # 134 87th
Diversity Index # 676 33rd
Median Household Income # 773 23rd
Per Capita Income # 722 28th

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