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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,413
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens23.1%
Employed Population 16+3,555
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.3%
Median Earnings25+$28,543
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,397

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,629
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work7%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone39.1%
Median Gross Rent$559
Median House Value$91,900

Ancestry

German33.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17%
Irish14.8%
English5.1%
Norwegian4.5%
Dutch3.2%
Czech2.2%
Italian1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Danishn1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Swedish1%
Scottish0.9%
Polish0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Swiss0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.2%
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Charles City Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyFloyd County
Standard Zip Codes50616
Phone Area Codes641
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.06
Approximate Longitude-92.67

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)

StationCHARLES CITY
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp6 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationOSAGE
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp3 to 21 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationALLISON
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Floyd325$71,875
Ionia312$84,643
Marble Rock286$55,625
Nashua1,515$64,844
North Washington152$78,125
Rudd451$54,583

Charles City Public Libraries

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

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Charles City Hospitals

Floyd County Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
800 11th St
(641) 228-6830

Charles City Public Schools

Carrie Lane High School
502 North Jackson St.
ZIP: 50616
(641) 426-5975
High
Total Enrollment 21
Charles City High School
1 Comet Dr
ZIP: 50616
(641) 257-6510
High
Total Enrollment 487
Charles City Middle Sch.
500 North Grand Ave
ZIP: 50616
(641) 257-6530
Middle
Total Enrollment 360
Lincoln Elementary School
600 5th Ave
ZIP: 50616
(641) 257-6560
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Washington Elementary School
1406 N Grand
ZIP: 50616
(641) 257-6570
Primary
Total Enrollment 411

Charles City Private Schools

Immaculate Conception School
1203 Clark St
ZIP: 50616
Elementary
Total Enrollment 171
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