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Dexter, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Dexter had a population of 693 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dexter is located at latitude 41.5154 and longitude -94.2276 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The City of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2394529) 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 Dexter is located within Township of Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dexter 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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Dexter, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 693
Daytime Population: Workers 84
Daytime Population: Residents 322
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 406
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 693
Population in Familes 574
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 554
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $53,960
Average Household Income $64,576
Per Capita Income $26,921


Total Housing Units 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $108,088
Average Home Value $115,000


Total Households 292
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 203
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 2.2% 2.81%
Households 2.17% 2.79%
Families 2.15% 2.62%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Dexter, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 388 62nd
Population Density # 599 41st
Diversity Index # 391 61st
Median Household Income # 513 49th
Per Capita Income # 544 46th

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