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Sergeant Bluff, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sergeant Bluff had a population of 4,599 as of July 1, 2018. Sergeant Bluff ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Sergeant Bluff is located at latitude 42.4039 and longitude -96.3586 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sergeant Bluff encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Sergeant Bluff (GNIS ID: 2396575) 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 Sergeant Bluff is located within Township of Woodbury, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sergeant Bluff: Sargent Bluff, Seargeante Bluff, Sergeants Bluff.

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


Total Population 4,599
Population in Households 4,584
Population in Familes 3,996
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 2,171
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $83,175
Average Household Income $88,347
Per Capita Income $30,367


Total Housing Units 1,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,220 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $221,189
Average Home Value $226,906


Total Households 1,571
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,218
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 1.03% 0.74%
Households 0.86% 0.62%
Families 0.78% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Sergeant Bluff, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sergeant Bluff 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 # 90 91st
Population Density # 21 98th
Diversity Index # 121 88th
Median Household Income # 34 97th
Per Capita Income # 383 62nd

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