Dexter, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Dexter, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Dexter had a population of 706 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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


Total Population 706
Population in Households 706
Population in Familes 582
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 564
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $56,275
Average Household Income $69,183
Per Capita Income $29,032


Total Housing Units 334 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $113,603
Average Home Value $120,776


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 207
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 2.16% 2.71%
Households 2.15% 2.73%
Families 2.13% 2.74%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

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, 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 # 384 62nd
Population Density # 589 42nd
Diversity Index # 419 59th
Median Household Income # 472 53rd
Per Capita Income # 484 52nd

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