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Moville, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Moville had a population of 1,994 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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


Total Population 1,994
Daytime Population: Workers 340
Daytime Population: Residents 963
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,303
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,994
Population in Familes 1,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,234
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $57,293
Average Household Income $70,074
Per Capita Income $27,914


Total Housing Units 785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 616 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 0.6%)
Median Home Value $129,070
Average Home Value $129,140


Total Households 780
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 546
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 2.92% 1.91%
Households 2.7% 1.83%
Families 2.39% 1.77%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 168 83rd
Population Density # 18 98th
Diversity Index # 326 68th
Median Household Income # 335 67th
Per Capita Income # 452 55th

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