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The City of Dickens had a population of 194 as of July 1, 2016. Dickens ranks in the lower 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 Dickens is located at latitude 43.1339 and longitude -95.0223 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dickens (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,335 feet.

The City of Dickens (GNIS ID: 2394533) 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 Dickens is located within Township of Freeman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dickens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dickens, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 194
Population in Households 194
Population in Familes 162
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 237
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $83,929
Average Home Value $115,678


Median Household Income $45,410
Average Household Income $57,239
Per Capita Income $23,112
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.51%
Households 0.44% 0.53%
Families 0.31% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dickens, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickens to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 707 30th
Population Density1 # 839 17th
Diversity Index2 # 947 7th
Median Household Income # 766 24th
Per Capita Income # 853 16th

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