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Melcher-Dallas, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Melcher-Dallas had a population of 1,294 as of July 1, 2016. Melcher-Dallas 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 Melcher-Dallas is located at latitude 41.2274 and longitude -93.2411 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melcher-Dallas (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Melcher-Dallas (GNIS ID: 2395087) 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 Melcher-Dallas is located within Township of Dallas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melcher-Dallas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melcher-Dallas: Dallas, Melcher, Melcher Dallas.

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Melcher-Dallas, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,294
Population in Households 1,294
Population in Familes 1,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,300
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 541
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 361
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 443 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $82,531
Average Home Value $109,424


Median Household Income $41,592
Average Household Income $49,254
Per Capita Income $20,877
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.2%
Households 0.42% 0.44%
Families 0.18% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

Melcher-Dallas, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melcher-Dallas 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 # 240 76th
Population Density1 # 160 84th
Diversity Index2 # 381 62nd
Median Household Income # 890 12th
Per Capita Income # 966 4th

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