Moville, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Moville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Moville had a population of 1,862 as of July 1, 2018. Moville ranks in the upper 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 Moville is located at latitude 42.4894 and longitude -96.0679 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,178 feet.

The City of Moville (GNIS ID: 2395136) 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 Moville is located within Township of Arlington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

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


Total Population 1,862
Population in Households 1,862
Population in Familes 1,554
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,086
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $63,696
Average Household Income $74,706
Per Capita Income $29,892


Total Housing Units 734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 0.5%)
Median Home Value $137,403
Average Home Value $135,110


Total Households 730
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 509
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.72% 1.22%
Households 1.55% 1.15%
Families 1.23% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Moville, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moville 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 # 178 82nd
Population Density # 25 98th
Diversity Index # 308 70th
Median Household Income # 214 79th
Per Capita Income # 412 59th

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