Stratford, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Stratford, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Stratford had a population of 720 as of July 1, 2018. Stratford ranks in 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 Stratford is located at latitude 42.2691 and longitude -93.9272 in Hamilton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stratford (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hamilton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Stratford are located in Hamilton County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Webster County.

The City of Stratford (GNIS ID: 2395984) 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 Stratford is located within Township of Marion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hamilton County.

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


Total Population 720
Population in Households 671
Population in Familes 517
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 377
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $45,933
Average Household Income $58,596
Per Capita Income $24,872


Total Housing Units 325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 208 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $91,398
Average Home Value $126,082


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 175
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 -0.38% -0.45%
Households -0.4% -0.48%
Families -0.54% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Stratford, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stratford 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 # 380 62nd
Population Density # 724 28th
Diversity Index # 753 25th
Median Household Income # 848 16th
Per Capita Income # 840 17th

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