Fertile, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Fertile, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fertile had a population of 405 as of July 1, 2018. Fertile 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 Fertile is located at latitude 43.2623 and longitude -93.4232 in Worth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fertile (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Worth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Fertile (GNIS ID: 2394762) 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 Fertile is located within Township of Fertile, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worth County.

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


Total Population 405
Population in Households 405
Population in Familes 349
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 431
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $59,227
Average Household Income $88,983
Per Capita Income $35,080


Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (80.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $142,391
Average Home Value $177,099


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 120
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 1.1% 0.68%
Households 1.03% 0.61%
Families 0.95% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

Fertile, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fertile 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 # 522 48th
Population Density # 685 32nd
Diversity Index # 157 84th
Median Household Income # 350 65th
Per Capita Income # 139 86th

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