Melcher Dallas, Iowa

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Melcher Dallas, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Melcher Dallas, Iowa

Comparing Melcher Dallas 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 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Senior Citizens 7 5
Age of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Melcher Dallas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SE of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marion
P.O. Box Zip Codes 50163
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.225
Longitude -93.241

Melcher Dallas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station ALBIA 3 NNE
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
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Melcher Dallas Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,298 100%
Male 639 49.2%
Female 659 50.8%
Under 18 363 28%
18+ 935 72%
65+ 233 18%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 3.06
White 1,281 98.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 5 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Melcher Dallas Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,269
Growth -29
Growth % -2.2%

Melcher Dallas 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 28.6%
English 13.5%
US/American 13.1%
Irish 9.6%
Dutch 7.9%
Italian 4.5%
French (except Basque) 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
European 2.5%
Norwegian 1.9%
Swedish 1.8%
Croatian 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Greek 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Armenian 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
British 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Melcher Dallas 1,298 $42,167
Chariton 4,573 $37,935
Knoxville 7,731 $44,078
Lacona 360 $47,083
Milo 839 $46,125
Pleasantville 1,539 $48,295
Williamson 163 $25,833

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