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Anthon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Anthon had a population of 596 as of July 1, 2017. Anthon ranks in the upper 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 Anthon is located at latitude 42.3881 and longitude -95.8656 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anthon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,115 feet.

The City of Anthon (GNIS ID: 2393965) 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 Anthon is located within Township of Kedron, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

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


Total Population 596
Daytime Population: Workers 186
Daytime Population: Residents 285
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 471
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 596
Population in Familes 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 844
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $40,011
Average Household Income $53,770
Per Capita Income $23,960


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $69,492
Average Home Value $104,009


Total Households 275
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 170
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 0.74% 0.63%
Households 0.62% 0.58%
Families 1.56% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Anthon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anthon 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 # 423 58th
Population Density # 403 60th
Diversity Index # 255 75th
Median Household Income # 961 5th
Per Capita Income # 830 18th

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