Charles City, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Charles City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Charles City had a population of 7,640 as of July 1, 2018. Charles City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Charles City is located at latitude 43.0648 and longitude -92.6745 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Charles City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Charles City (GNIS ID: 467592) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Charles City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Floyd County.

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


Total Population 7,640
Population in Households 7,433
Population in Familes 5,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density2 1,229
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $44,510
Average Household Income $57,176
Per Capita Income $25,655


Total Housing Units 3,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,179 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,264 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 315 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $96,269
Average Home Value $126,216


Total Households 3,443
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,999
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 -0.02% -0.13%
Households 0.01% -0.12%
Families 0.21% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

Charles City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charles City 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 # 52 95th
Population Density # 188 81st
Diversity Index # 98 90th
Median Household Income # 894 11th
Per Capita Income # 776 23rd

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