Athelstan, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Athelstan Census Designated Place had a population of 18 as of July 1, 2018. Athelstan ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Athelstan is located at latitude 40.5727 and longitude -94.5426 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the Athelstan Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

The Athelstan Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585466) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Athelstan Census Designated Place is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taylor County.

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


Total Population 18
Population in Households 18
Population in Familes 15
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 138
Diversity Index3 0


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $78,395
Per Capita Income $32,787


Total Housing Units 13 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 (30.8%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $83,333


Total Households 9
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 6
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 -0.65% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 8.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   8.45%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Athelstan, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Athelstan 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 # 1007 0th
Population Density # 929 8th
Diversity Index # 1004 1st
Median Household Income # 743 27th
Per Capita Income # 245 76th

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