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Badger, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Badger had a population of 577 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Badger is located at latitude 42.6141 and longitude -94.1445 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Badger (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,155 feet.

The City of Badger (GNIS ID: 2394050) 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 Badger is located within Township of Badger, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Badger 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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Badger, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 577
Population in Households 577
Population in Familes 507
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 528
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $61,546
Average Household Income $81,655
Per Capita Income $32,321


Total Housing Units 243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (80.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $160,294
Average Home Value $179,209


Total Households 222
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 171
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 0.34% 0.03%
Households 0.39% 0.18%
Families 0.58% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Badger, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Badger 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 # 429 58th
Population Density # 622 38th
Diversity Index # 664 35th
Median Household Income # 278 73rd
Per Capita Income # 264 74th

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