Dickens, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Dickens, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dickens had a population of 184 as of July 1, 2018. Dickens ranks in the lower 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 Dickens is located at latitude 43.1314 and longitude -95.0236 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dickens (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,335 feet.

The City of Dickens (GNIS ID: 2394533) 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 Dickens is located within Township of Freeman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

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Dickens, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 184
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 153
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 225
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $52,046
Average Household Income $60,780
Per Capita Income $25,177


Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $90,278
Average Home Value $122,368


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.07% -0.33%
Households 0.0% -0.28%
Families 0.0% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   3.86%

Dickens, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dickens to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 725 28th
Population Density # 852 16th
Diversity Index # 906 10th
Median Household Income # 655 35th
Per Capita Income # 818 19th

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