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Overview

Introduction to Charles City, Iowa

Charles City, Iowa, in Floyd county, is located 43 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center) and 131 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Charles City History

Charles City is the county seat of Floyd County and was named after the son of a settler called Joseph Kelly. The city was once known as St. Charles and Charlestown. In 1860, the city adopted its present name. In the 1870s, the railroad first entered the city. It is the birthplace of Charles Walter Hart, the founder of Hart - Parr Company. Charles City is the site of the last lynching in the state.

Charles City and nearby Attractions

  • Floyd County Historical Society Museum
  • Greene Historical Museum
  • Carrie Lane Chapman Catt House
  • Chickasaw County Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Charles City

Tourists can visit the Floyd County Historical Society Museum and the Greene Historical Museum while in the city. You can also visit the Sunset Park, Memorial Park, and the Riverside Park. The city has many churches including the Evangelical Free Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the Trinity United Methodist Church. Those interested in shopping can have a look around the Cedar Mall and the Kelly Mall. The city organizes the Floyd County Fair and the Pioneer Day each year.

Charles City Transportation

Air transportation is available from Waterloo Municipal Airport.

Charles City Higher Education

North Iowa Area Community College, Hawkeye Community College, University of Northern Iowa, and the Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar offer facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 7,500
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 22.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,512
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,546
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,155

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,324
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $550
Median House Value $83,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 10.7%

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

Charles City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles NW of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Floyd
Standard Zip Codes 50616
P.O. Box Zip Codes 50620
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.066
Longitude -92.672

Charles City 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 CHARLES CITY
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station OSAGE
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Station ALLISON
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Maple Heights (50616)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Floyd 403 $51,429
Ionia 351 $44,583

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

Charles City Public Libraries

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Charles City Public Library
106 MILWAUKEE MALL
Charles City, Iowa
(641) 257-6319

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Charles City High Schools

CHARLES CITY HIGH SCHOOL
1 COMET DR
641-257-6510
Serves 603 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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