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The City of Dexter had a population of 692 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dexter is located at latitude 41.5154 and longitude -94.2276 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The City of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2394529) 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 Dexter is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

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


Total Population 692
Population in Households 692
Population in Familes 575
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 553
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 289
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $106,884
Average Home Value $111,222


Median Household Income $51,401
Average Household Income $63,748
Per Capita Income $26,251
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.53% 3.2%
Households 2.35% 3.0%
Families 2.33% 3.0%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   0.35%
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.

Dexter, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 390 61st
Population Density1 # 603 40th
Diversity Index2 # 395 61st
Median Household Income # 560 45th
Per Capita Income # 559 45th

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