Dallas Center, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Dallas Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Dallas Center had a population of 1,954 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Dallas Center is located at latitude 41.6854 and longitude -93.9816 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dallas Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of Dallas Center (GNIS ID: 2393707) 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 Dallas Center is located within Township of Adel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dallas Center 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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Dallas Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,954
Population in Households 1,876
Population in Familes 1,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 370
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $79,439
Average Household Income $110,130
Per Capita Income $42,050


Total Housing Units 799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 575 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 173 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $203,650
Average Home Value $250,434


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 543
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 2.24% 2.91%
Households 2.08% 3.0%
Families 2.72% 2.95%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

Dallas Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dallas Center 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 # 170 83rd
Population Density # 727 28th
Diversity Index # 514 49th
Median Household Income # 61 94th
Per Capita Income # 31 97th

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