Melcher-Dallas, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Melcher-Dallas, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Melcher-Dallas had a population of 1,310 as of July 1, 2018. Melcher-Dallas 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 Melcher-Dallas is located at latitude 41.225 and longitude -93.2413 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melcher-Dallas (see map below) encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Melcher-Dallas (GNIS ID: 2395087) 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 Melcher-Dallas is located within Township of Dallas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Melcher-Dallas: Dallas, Melcher, Melcher Dallas.

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Melcher-Dallas, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,310
Population in Households 1,310
Population in Familes 1,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,316
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $41,223
Average Household Income $50,702
Per Capita Income $21,138


Total Housing Units 595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 431 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $83,435
Average Home Value $108,353


Total Households 537
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 356
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 0.21% 0.27%
Households 0.23% 0.3%
Families -0.03% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Melcher-Dallas, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melcher-Dallas 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 # 240 76th
Population Density # 156 85th
Diversity Index # 428 57th
Median Household Income # 950 6th
Per Capita Income # 982 3rd

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