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The City of Corydon had a population of 1,514 as of July 1, 2021. Corydon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Corydon is located at latitude 40.757 and longitude -93.3188 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corydon encompass a land area of 1.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The City of Corydon 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 Corydon is located within Township of Corydon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Corydon: Springfield.

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Corydon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,514 (100%)
Population in Households 1,433 (94.6%)
Population in Families 1,104 (72.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 81 ( 5.4%)
Population Density 1,087
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $51,336
Average Household Income $60,069
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $25,722
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 500 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $87,420
Average Home Value $188,423
Housing Affordability Index3 295


Total Households 648
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 394
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.41% -0.08%
Households -0.43% -0.09%
Families -0.37% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
Owner Occupied HU   0.08%

Corydon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corydon 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 212 79th
Population Density # 244 76th
Median Household Income # 810 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 811 80th
Per Capita Income # 872 14th
Diversity Index # 890 12th

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