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Creston, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Creston had a population of 7,658 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (GNIS ID: 467666) 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.


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Creston, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Creston, IA Housing Affordability Index is 205
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Creston, IA Wealth Index is 53
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 7,658 (100%)
Population in Households 7,315 (95.5%)
Population in Families 5,423 (70.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 343 ( 4.5%)
Population Density 1,476
Diversity Index2 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,368
Average Household Income $57,639
Per Capita Income $24,604
Wealth Index4 53

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,803 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,104 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,157 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 542 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $90,027
Housing Affordability Index3 205
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,261
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,880
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.25% -0.45%
Households -0.38% -0.48%
Families -0.52% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Creston, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Creston to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 51 95th
Population Density # 98 90th
Diversity Index # 189 81st
Median Household Income # 932 8th
Per Capita Income # 884 12th

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