St Charles, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% St Charles Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% St Charles People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of St Charles, Iowa

Comparing St Charles 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Short Commute Times 3 1
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 6
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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St Charles Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Madison
Standard Zip Codes 50240
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.288
Longitude -93.809

St Charles Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.8 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
Distance 17.9 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
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
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St Charles Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 619 100%
Male 318 51.4%
Female 301 48.6%
Under 18 177 28.6%
18+ 442 71.4%
65+ 73 11.8%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.08
White 616 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.8%

Estimated St Charles Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 670
Growth 51
Growth % 8.2%

St Charles 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 30.7%
US/American 21%
English 16.8%
Irish 11.3%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Scottish 3.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Norwegian 1.7%
Dutch 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
Italian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Welsh 0.7%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Turkish 0.5%
Russian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Conger (50240)
Hanley (50240)
Wick (50240)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
St Charles 619 $45,000
Martensdale 467 $50,833
New Virginia 469 $47,500
Patterson 126 $52,500
St. Marys 134 $49,500
Truro 427 $39,500
Winterset 4,768 $42,951
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