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Melcher-Dallas, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Melcher-Dallas had a population of 1,305 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Melcher-Dallas, IA Housing Affordability Index is 228
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

Melcher-Dallas, IA Wealth Index is 52
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 1,305 (100%)
Population in Households 1,305 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,063 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,311
Diversity Index2 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,983
Average Household Income $52,160
Per Capita Income $21,818
Wealth Index4 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $84,649
Housing Affordability Index3 228
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 536
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 354
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 0.14% 0.09%
Households 0.18% 0.15%
Families -0.09% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

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

The table below compares Melcher-Dallas 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 # 243 76th
Population Density # 152 85th
Diversity Index # 443 56th
Median Household Income # 976 3rd
Per Capita Income # 974 3rd

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