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The City of Charles City had a population of 7,620 as of July 1, 2016. Charles City ranks in the upper 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 Charles City is located at latitude 43.0648 and longitude -92.6745 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charles City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Charles City (GNIS ID: 467592) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Charles City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Floyd County.

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


Total Population 7,620
Population in Households 7,413
Population in Familes 5,666
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density1 1,226
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 3,456
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,018
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,245 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,211 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $102,463
Average Home Value $118,814


Median Household Income $40,081
Average Household Income $51,459
Per Capita Income $23,271
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.09%
Households 0.07% 0.01%
Families 0.43% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Charles City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charles City 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 # 53 95th
Population Density1 # 189 81st
Diversity Index2 # 105 90th
Median Household Income # 938 7th
Per Capita Income # 840 17th

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