Charter Oak, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Charter Oak, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Charter Oak had a population of 505 as of July 1, 2018. Charter Oak ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Charter Oak is located at latitude 42.0678 and longitude -95.5895 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charter Oak (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The City of Charter Oak (GNIS ID: 2393807) 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 Charter Oak is located within Township of Charter Oak, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charter Oak population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 505
Population in Households 505
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,046
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $60,628
Per Capita Income $26,696


Total Housing Units 273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $76,899
Average Home Value $103,743


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 138
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% -0.12%
Households 0.11% -0.26%
Families 1.21% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Charter Oak, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charter Oak 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 # 463 54th
Population Density # 278 73rd
Diversity Index # 143 86th
Median Household Income # 737 26th
Per Capita Income # 695 31st

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