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Humeston, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Humeston had a population of 489 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Humeston 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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Humeston, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 489
Daytime Population: Workers 207
Daytime Population: Residents 290
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 497
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 489
Population in Familes 401
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 802
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,000
Average Household Income $52,927
Per Capita Income $22,935


Total Housing Units 294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $82,843
Average Home Value $141,176


Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 151
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 -0.14% -0.29%
Households -0.12% -0.35%
Families 1.66% -0.54%
Median Household Income   4.41%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 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 # 474 53rd
Population Density # 425 58th
Diversity Index # 609 40th
Median Household Income # 918 9th
Per Capita Income # 899 11th

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