Also See: Creston, IA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Creston had a population of 7,649 as of July 1, 2021. Creston ranks in the upper 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 Creston is located at latitude 41.0586 and longitude -94.3614 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the City of Creston encompass a land area of 5.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,312 feet.
The City of Creston has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Creston is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Union County.
|Total Population||7,649 (100%)|
|Population in Households||7,305 (95.5%)|
|Population in Families||5,398 (70.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||344 ( 4.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$43,569|
|Average Household Income||$56,900|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||9%|
|Per Capita Income||$24,213|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,788 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,098 (55.4%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,147 (30.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||542 (14.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$95,285|
|Average Home Value||$133,774|
|Housing Affordability Index3||210|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.12%|
|Per Capita Income||1.33%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.27%|
The table below compares Creston to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 50||95th|
|Population Density||# 94||91st|
|Median Household Income||# 969||4th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 434||43rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 928||8th|
|Diversity Index||# 196||81st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.