Salix, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salix, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Salix had a population of 364 as of July 1, 2017. Salix ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Salix is located at latitude 42.3079 and longitude -96.2921 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Salix (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,083 feet.

The City of Salix (GNIS ID: 2396530) 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 Salix is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

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


Total Population 364
Daytime Population: Workers 67
Daytime Population: Residents 133
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 200
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 364
Population in Familes 303
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 240
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $63,772
Average Household Income $74,434
Per Capita Income $28,593


Total Housing Units 167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $182,500
Average Home Value $254,800


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 110
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 0.04% 0.05%
Households -0.09% 0.0%
Families 2.65% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Salix, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salix 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 # 545 46th
Population Density # 835 17th
Diversity Index # 245 76th
Median Household Income # 175 83rd
Per Capita Income # 393 61st

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