Chariton, IA Profile: Facts & Data

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Chariton, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Chariton had a population of 4,168 as of July 1, 2018. Chariton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chariton is located at latitude 41.0176 and longitude -93.3094 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chariton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lucas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Chariton (GNIS ID: 467591) 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 Chariton is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Lucas County.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 4,168
Population in Households 4,095
Population in Familes 3,132
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density1 1,092
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,477
Average Household Income $54,000
Per Capita Income $23,553

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,076 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,304 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 492 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $78,685
Average Home Value $90,388
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,796
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,057
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.44% -0.4%
Households -0.43% -0.42%
Families -0.58% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.79%

Chariton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chariton 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 # 98 90th
Population Density # 249 75th
Diversity Index # 592 41st
Median Household Income # 960 5th
Per Capita Income # 917 9th

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