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Dallas Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Dallas Center had a population of 1,880 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,880
Daytime Population: Workers 521
Daytime Population: Residents 906
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,427
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,824
Population in Familes 1,570
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 356
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $76,676
Average Household Income $104,748
Per Capita Income $40,153


Total Housing Units 763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 593 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $191,200
Average Home Value $266,162


Total Households 728
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 530
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 2.01% 2.97%
Households 1.99% 3.05%
Families 2.76% 3.02%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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, 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 # 177 83rd
Population Density # 740 27th
Diversity Index # 521 49th
Median Household Income # 53 95th
Per Capita Income # 27 97th

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