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Dallas Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

Dallas Center is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Dallas Center.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dallas County at latitude 41.6844 and longitude -93.9611. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dallas Center (see map) encompass a land area of 5.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Dallas Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,791
Population in Households 1,731
Population in Familes 1,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 391
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 702
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 512
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 568 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $184,539
Average Home Value $235,601


Median Household Income $72,539
Average Household Income $83,030
Per Capita Income $31,846
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.34% 3.08%
Households 2.58% 3.23%
Families 3.97% 3.12%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.


Dallas Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dallas Center to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 180 82nd
Population Density1 # 714 29th
Diversity Index2 # 544 47th
Median Household Income # 72 93rd
Per Capita Income # 96 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.