Seymour, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Seymour, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Seymour had a population of 675 as of July 1, 2018. Seymour ranks in the lower 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 Seymour is located at latitude 40.682 and longitude -93.1218 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Seymour (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,073 feet.

The City of Seymour (GNIS ID: 2395851) 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 Seymour is located within Township of Walnut, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wayne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seymour population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 675
Population in Households 675
Population in Familes 506
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 288
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $32,054
Average Household Income $42,597
Per Capita Income $17,803


Total Housing Units 348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $43,400
Average Home Value $54,032


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 180
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.46% -0.21%
Households -0.54% -0.29%
Families -0.78% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Seymour, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seymour 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 # 393 61st
Population Density # 793 22nd
Diversity Index # 629 37th
Median Household Income # 1008 0th
Per Capita Income # 1008 0th

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