University Heights, Iowa Population 2024

1,187

University Heights is a city located in Johnson County Iowa. University Heights has a 2024 population of 1,187. University Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.92% annually and its population has decreased by -2.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,223 in 2020.

The average household income in University Heights is $177,971 with a poverty rate of 17.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in University Heights is 27.5 years, 27 years for males, and 28 years for females.

University Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of University Heights was:

  • White: 88.84%
  • Asian: 5.91%
  • Black or African American: 2.51%
  • Other race: 1.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.03%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,468.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.94% (-36)
The current population of University Heights, Iowa is 1,187 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,223.

University Heights, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,20288.84%
Asian805.91%
Black or African American342.51%
Other race231.7%
Two or more races141.03%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

University Heights Population by Race

University Heights Population Pyramid 2024

University Heights Median Age

27.5

Total

27

Male

28

Female

University Heights Adults

There are 1,043 adults, (117 of whom are seniors) in University Heights.

University Heights Age Dependency

46.1

Age Dependency Ratio

12.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

University Heights Sex Ratio

Female68250.41%
Male67149.59%

University Heights Population by Age

University Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5522.4556.743.3
Non Family2801.7139.360.7
Married2373.2780.219.8
Female253.125248
Male101.90100
showing: 5 rows

3.18

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

University Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

University Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

University Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

University Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$81,346

Average Earnings

$91,563

Average Male

$74,688

Average Female

University Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

University Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

University Heights Language

96.77% of University Heights residents speak only English, while 3.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.7% of the population.

University Heights Language

University Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,18920717.41%
Asian801923.75%
Hispanic381128.95%
Multiple14321.43%
Black3438.82%
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17.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.4%

Male Poverty Rate

12.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in University Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in University Heights is Hispanic, with 28.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in University Heights is Black, with 8.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.34%.

University Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater11.3%
Some College3.95%
High School
showing: 4 rows

University Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed18.88%
Female Employed4.72%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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University Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

University Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

University Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

University Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

University Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

University Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

University Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

26

Number of Veterans

24

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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University Heights Veterans by War

count

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University Heights Veterans by Age

count

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University Heights Veterans by Race

University Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

University Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.2%

Labor Force Participation

70%

Employment Rate

1.6%

Unemployment Rate

University Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

University Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

University Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

49.82%

Born in University Heights

92.76%

Native Born

7.24%

Foreign Born

2.14%

Non Citizen

5.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.76% of University Heights residents were born in the United States, with 49.82% having been born in Iowa. 2.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

University Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,132-11-0.96%
20281,143-11-0.95%
20271,154-11-0.94%
20261,165-11-0.94%
20251,176-11-0.93%
20241,187-11-0.92%
20231,198-11-0.91%
20221,209-11-0.9%
20211,220-3-0.25%
20201,22318818.16%
20191,035-14-1.33%
20181,049-11-1.04%
20171,060-14-1.3%
20161,074-8-0.74%
20151,082-14-1.28%
20141,096-3-0.27%
20131,099181.67%
20121,081302.85%
20111,051141.35%
20101,037
showing: 20 rows

University Heights Population by Year