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The City of Dickens had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2017. 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 43.1339 and longitude -95.0223 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dickens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dickens, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 188
Daytime Population: Workers 26
Daytime Population: Residents 103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 129
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 188
Population in Familes 157
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 230
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $45,973
Average Household Income $59,272
Per Capita Income $23,696


Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $125,877


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.21%
Households 0.19% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2017 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 # 716 29th
Population Density # 843 17th
Diversity Index # 954 6th
Median Household Income # 822 19th
Per Capita Income # 855 15th

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