Dallas Center, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dallas Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dallas Center had a population of 1,841 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Dallas Center is located at latitude 41.6854 and longitude -93.9816 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dallas Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of Dallas Center (GNIS ID: 2393707) 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 Dallas Center is located within Township of Adel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dallas Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Dallas Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,841
Population in Households 1,781
Population in Familes 1,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 402
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 721
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 527
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 583 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $191,993
Average Home Value $242,796


Median Household Income $75,193
Average Household Income $85,446
Per Capita Income $32,841
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.43% 3.1%
Households 2.6% 3.15%
Families 3.77% 3.14%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
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, 2015 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 # 178 82nd
Population Density1 # 706 30th
Diversity Index2 # 521 49th
Median Household Income # 58 94th
Per Capita Income # 106 90th

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