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People

Total Population 4,240
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 25.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,859
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 46.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,786
% Above Poverty Level 84.3%
% Below Poverty Level 15.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.4%
Median Gross Rent $477
Median House Value $65,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 17.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chariton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles S of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 138 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Lucas
Standard Zip Codes 50049
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.013
Longitude -93.306

Chariton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHARITON 1 E
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station CORYDON 8 W
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station OSCEOLA
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Chariton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oakley (50049)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Derby 132 $70,625
Lacona 446 $53,750
Lucas 196 $57,188

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chariton Public Libraries

Library
Chariton Free Public Library
"803 BRADEN AVE,"
Chariton, Iowa
(641) 774-5514

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Chariton Hospitals

LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1200 NORTH SEVENTH STREET
(641) 774-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Chariton High Schools

CHARITON HIGH SCHOOL
501 N GRAND
641-774-5066
Serves 447 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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