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The City of Martensdale had a population of 513 as of July 1, 2017. Martensdale 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 Martensdale is located at latitude 41.3738 and longitude -93.7386 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Martensdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 827 feet.

The City of Martensdale (GNIS ID: 2395028) 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 Martensdale is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Warren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Martensdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Martensdale, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 513
Daytime Population: Workers 307
Daytime Population: Residents 221
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 528
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 513
Population in Familes 440
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,365
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $73,033
Average Household Income $91,258
Per Capita Income $35,419


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (81.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $180,233
Average Home Value $225,000


Total Households 206
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 153
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 1.36% 1.44%
Households 1.42% 1.42%
Families 3.89% 1.27%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Martensdale, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Martensdale to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 460 55th
Population Density # 138 87th
Diversity Index # 435 57th
Median Household Income # 75 93rd
Per Capita Income # 73 93rd

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