Gravity, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Gravity had a population of 172 as of July 1, 2018. Gravity ranks in the lower 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 Gravity is located at latitude 40.7602 and longitude -94.7435 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gravity (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The City of Gravity (GNIS ID: 2394968) 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 Gravity is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taylor County.

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


Total Population 172
Population in Households 172
Population in Familes 140
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 576
Diversity Index2 3


Median Household Income $46,252
Average Household Income $59,766
Per Capita Income $24,770


Total Housing Units 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $96,721


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 53
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 -1.07% -0.59%
Households -1.08% -0.54%
Families 0.0% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Gravity, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gravity 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 # 740 27th
Population Density # 583 42nd
Diversity Index # 942 7th
Median Household Income # 836 17th
Per Capita Income # 855 15th

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