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Charter Oak, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Charter Oak had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2016. Charter Oak 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 Charter Oak is located at latitude 42.0678 and longitude -95.5895 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charter Oak (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The City of Charter Oak (GNIS ID: 2393807) 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 Charter Oak is located within Township of Charter Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charter Oak 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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Charter Oak, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 520
Population in Households 520
Population in Familes 401
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,077
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $72,436
Average Home Value $95,000


Median Household Income $46,597
Average Household Income $56,011
Per Capita Income $24,680
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.46%
Households 0.55% 0.42%
Families 2.18% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Charter Oak, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charter Oak 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 # 451 55th
Population Density1 # 263 74th
Diversity Index2 # 124 88th
Median Household Income # 724 28th
Per Capita Income # 704 30th

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