Humeston, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Humeston, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Humeston had a population of 491 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Humeston is located at latitude 40.8607 and longitude -93.4973 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Humeston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The City of Humeston (GNIS ID: 2394446) 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 Humeston is located within Township of Richman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

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Humeston, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 491
Population in Households 491
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 805
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $43,318
Average Household Income $57,017
Per Capita Income $24,606


Total Housing Units 294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $84,649
Average Home Value $148,187


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.07% -0.04%
Households -0.1% 0.0%
Families 1.46% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Humeston, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Humeston 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 # 474 53rd
Population Density # 422 58th
Diversity Index # 511 49th
Median Household Income # 921 9th
Per Capita Income # 863 15th

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