Dallas Center, Iowa

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Dallas Center, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Dallas Center People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dallas Center Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dallas Center Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dallas Center Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Dallas Center Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Dallas Center, Iowa

Comparing Dallas Center 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
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Age of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 5 4
Short Commute Times 5 2
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Rents 4 2
People Living Alone 3 2
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1

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Dallas Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dallas
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50063
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.684
Longitude -93.96

Dallas Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PERRY
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Dallas Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,595 100%
Male 774 48.5%
Female 821 51.5%
Under 18 417 26.1%
18+ 1,178 73.9%
65+ 283 17.7%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 3.07
White 1,571 98.5%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 11 0.7%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.6%

Estimated Dallas Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,828
Growth 233
Growth % 14.6%

Dallas Center 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 35.7%
English 10%
Irish 8.2%
US/American 7.7%
Dutch 4.9%
Swedish 4.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.4%
European 4%
Norwegian 3.8%
Italian 2.7%
Danish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scottish 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
British 1.1%
Czech 0.8%
Polish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dallas Center 1,595 $56,250
Adel 3,435 $47,065
De Soto 1,009 $51,397
Granger 583 $47,750
Grimes 5,098 $60,847
Minburn 391 $49,375
Waukee 5,126 $64,362

Dallas Center Public Libraries

Roy R. Estle Memorial Library
1308 WALNUT BOX 521
Dallas Center, Iowa
(515) 992-3185

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