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Chariton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Chariton had a population of 4,268 as of July 1, 2015. Chariton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chariton is located at latitude 41.0176 and longitude -93.3094 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chariton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lucas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Chariton (GNIS ID: 467591) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chariton 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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Chariton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,268
Population in Households 4,195
Population in Familes 3,255
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 1,118
Diversity Index2 7
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,847
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,092
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,233 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 614 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 267 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $86,772
Average Home Value $99,331
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,997
Average Household Income $45,185
Per Capita Income $19,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.09%
Households -0.14% -0.08%
Families -0.29% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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.

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Chariton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chariton 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 # 91 91st
Population Density1 # 242 76th
Diversity Index2 # 694 31st
Median Household Income # 993 2nd
Per Capita Income # 969 4th

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