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Chariton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Chariton had a population of 4,153 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.0139 and longitude -93.3066 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chariton 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.


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Chariton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chariton, IA Housing Affordability Index is 257
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Chariton, IA Wealth Index is 50
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,153 (100%)
Population in Households 4,080 (98.2%)
Population in Families 3,140 (75.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 73 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 1,088
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,829
Average Household Income $54,401
Per Capita Income $23,593
Wealth Index4 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,296 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 496 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $71,322
Housing Affordability Index3 257
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,792
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,050
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.43% -0.52%
Households -0.41% -0.51%
Families -0.59% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Chariton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chariton to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 99 90th
Population Density # 250 75th
Diversity Index # 601 40th
Median Household Income # 955 5th
Per Capita Income # 928 8th

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