Charter Oak, Iowa

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Charter Oak, Iowa

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High Points

Charter Oak strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Charter Oak Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Charter Oak Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Charter Oak, Iowa

Comparing Charter Oak to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 4
Working at Home 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Housing Recently Built 1 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Charter Oak Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles SE of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 51439
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.068
Longitude -95.591

Charter Oak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
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Charter Oak Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 530 100%
Male 259 48.9%
Female 271 51.1%
Under 18 122 23%
18+ 408 77%
65+ 127 24%
Median Age 42.5
Average Family Size 2.83
White 528 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Charter Oak Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 525
Growth -5
Growth % -0.9%

Charter Oak Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 76.4%
US/American 6.9%
Irish 4.3%
English 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Danish 2.1%
Norwegian 1.2%
Northern European 1%
Dutch 0.7%
Hungarian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Charter Oak 530 $40,781
Arion 136 $36,250
Denison 7,339 $41,362
Dow City 503 $37,813
Ricketts 144 $36,250
Schleswig 833 $39,000
Ute 378 $36,250

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Charter Oak Public Library
Charter Oak, Iowa
(712) 678-3425

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Charter Oak High Schools (2004)

321 MAIN
Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

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