Diagonal is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 328 people and just one neighborhood, Diagonal is the 394th largest community in Iowa. Diagonal has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Diagonal is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.10% of the Diagonal workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Diagonal is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Diagonal who work in office and administrative support (16.13%), sales jobs (9.68%) and management occupations (8.06%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Diagonal’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Diagonal has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Diagonal a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Diagonal doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.