Charles City, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 7,373 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 3,487  (47.3%)
Females: 3,886  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

45.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50616.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,361 (it was $30,568 in 2000)
Charles City:

$45,361
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,135 (it was $16,659 in 2000)

Charles City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,684 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Charles City:

$115,684
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $137,780; detached houses: $140,033; townhouses or other attached units: $130,684; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $237,288; mobile homes: $27,251

Median gross rent in 2017: $578.

March 2019 cost of living index in Charles City: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.4%
(17.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for Black residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.6% for American Indian residents, 48.6% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Charles City, IA (2017)
    • 6,60087.0%White alone
    • 3094.1%Hispanic
    • 2553.4%Black alone
    • 2583.4%Asian alone
    • 931.2%Two or more races
    • 610.8%American Indian alone

Races in Charles City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Charles City, Iowa as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charles City is 473 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Charles City by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(26.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(52.8)
4
(53.5)
5
(66.7)
3
(40.1)
9
(121.3)
6
(80.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(143.4)
9
(118.8)
9
(119.7)
8
(107.6)
9
(122.1)
6
(78.0)
22
(290.5)
15
(200.8)
14
(186.8)
8
(107.0)
12
(161.8)
5
(67.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
29
(378.0)
23
(303.7)
15
(199.6)
33
(443.8)
22
(298.4)
12
(156.0)
30
(396.1)
25
(334.6)
13
(173.4)
28
(374.5)
26
(350.5)
29
(390.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
99
(1,290)
99
(1,307)
93
(1,237)
105
(1,412)
110
(1,492)
79
(1,027)
117
(1,545)
103
(1,379)
98
(1,308)
143
(1,913)
111
(1,497)
126
(1,697)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(39.1)
8
(105.6)
5
(66.5)
1
(13.4)
2
(27.1)
5
(65.0)
7
(92.4)
3
(40.2)
3
(40.0)
1
(13.4)
6
(80.9)
4
(53.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(53.2)
4
(53.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)130.7105.8119.3141.1107.180.6197.3164.8158.4161.3220.3212.7

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City-data.com crime index in Charles City, IA

Crime rate in Charles City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 19 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (26.2%), Irish (11.5%), American (10.5%), English (9.2%), Norwegian (3.6%), Ethiopian (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1/1869

Land area: 6.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,199 people per square mile   (low).

Charles City, Iowa map

395 residents are foreign born (1.1% Africa, 1.0% Latin America).

This city:

5.2%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,571 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,571 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (43.1 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (132.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (268.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Floyd, IA (2.3 miles ),
Colwell, IA (2.7 miles),
Roseville, IA (2.8 miles),
Bassett, IA (2.8 miles),
Nashua, IA (3.2 miles ),
Ionia, IA (3.4 miles ),
Marble Rock, IA (3.5 miles ),
Orchard, IA (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 92.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +748 (+9.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,271 (62.4%)

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Charles City, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Charles City, IA in 2017
Charles City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $229,200
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $255,100
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $344,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $344,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $186,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $112,100
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $228,800
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $230,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Charles City, IA residents
Average permit cost in Charles City, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Charles City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Food (4.9%)
  • Chemicals (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (7.8%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Chemicals (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.0%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Social assistance (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Chemicals (3.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Charles City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.8%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Charles City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Charles City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Charles City city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charles City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 245.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 405.9 miles away from Charles City center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 222.9 miles away from Charles City center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 385.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 253.9 miles away from Charles City center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 346.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charles City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Charles City:

  • BURLING HOUSE (910 FIRST AVENUE)
  • CREST VIEW GROUP HOME (1700 CLARK STREET)
  • FLOYD COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 800 11TH ST)
  • FOURTH AVENUE GROUP HOME (710 FOURTH AVENUE)
  • CEDAR HEALTH (807 FIFTH STREET)
  • CHAUTAUQUA GUEST HOME #1 (120 CHAUTAUQUA AVENUE)
  • CHAUTAUQUA GUEST HOME #2 (602 ELEVENTH STREET)
  • CHAUTAUQUA GUEST HOME #3 (302 NINTH STREET)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - CHARLES CITY (707 GILBERT ST.)
  • FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH/HOME HEALTH CARE (1003 GILBERT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Charles City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charles City:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 24 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 40 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 42 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Riverland Community College (about 46 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 48 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Luther College (about 48 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 48 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high schools in Charles City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Charles City:

Private elementary/middle school in Charles City:

See full list of schools located in Charles City

Library in Charles City:

  • CHARLES CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $369,886; Location: 106 MILWAUKEE MALL; 56,043 books; 2,021 audio materials; 1,163 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 160 print serial subscriptions; 1,988 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charles City: Cedar Springs Wesleyan Camp (A), R Campground (B), Farmers Feed and Grain Elevator (C), Wildwood Golf Course (D), American Medical Response (E), Floyd County Search and Rescue (F), Floyd County Sheriffs Department (G), Floyd County Courthouse (H), Floyd County Historical Society Museum (I), Charles City Public Library (J), Charles City Police Station (K), Charles City Fire Department (L), Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Home (M), Charles City City Hall (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cedar Mall (1), Kelly Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charles City include: Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Evangelical Free Church (B), Messiah Lutheran Church (C), Grace Episcopal Church (D), Temple Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Immaculate Conception Church (G), Bethany Alliance Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Charles City include: Saint Marys Park (1), Riverside Park (2), Mill Race Park (3), Andres Memorial Park (4), City Improvement Association Park (5), Memorial Park (6), Merten J Klaus Park (7), Dana park (8), Sunset Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Floyd County Historical Museum (500 Gilbert Street).

Hotels: Hometown Inn (1001 South Grand Avenue), Hartwood Inn (1312 Gilbert Street), Sleep Inn - Inn & Suites (1416 South Grand Avenue), Super 8 Motel (1411 South Grand Avenue Suite 1).

Courts: Iowa State - Judicial Branch- Juvenile Probation (101 South Main Street), Iowa State - Judicial Branch- Associate Juvenile Judge (101 South Main Street).

Birthplace of: George Nelson (astronaut), Jeff Betts - Soccer player-coach, Paul F. Riordan - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Greg Brunner - College basketball player (Iowa Hawkeyes), Mark Kuhn - Politician, Marlys Millhiser - Horror writer.

Floyd County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charles City and their reported violations in the past:

CHARLES CITY WATER SUPPLY (Address: 105 MILWAUKEE MALL , Population served: 7,702, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2007), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-04-2008 to FEB-04-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-12-2008 to AUG-12-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation
SWARTZROCK IMPLEMENT CO INC (Address: 2192 OLD HWY ROAD S , Population served: 37, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Charles City in 2010:

  • 174 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Charles City in 2000:

  • 272 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Charles City (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank and Trust Company: First Security Bank And Trust Compan at 809 Clark Street, branch established on 1903/07/14. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $430.7 mil, Deposits: $342.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Cedar Valley Bankshares, Ltd.
  • State Bank & Trust Company: Security State Bank Branch at 610 Gilbert St, branch established on 2007/06/30. Info updated 2011/10/04: Bank assets: $337.3 mil, Deposits: $279.9 mil, headquarters in New Hampton, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Rigler Investment Company
  • C US Bank: Charles City Branch at 1407 South Grand Avenue, branch established on 2000/06/01. Info updated 2008/07/31: Bank assets: $344.2 mil, Deposits: $281.3 mil, headquarters in Cresco, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: How-Win Development Co.
  • First Citizens National Bank: 300 Main Branch at 300 North Main Street, branch established on 1994/12/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,022.1 mil, Deposits: $744.4 mil, headquarters in Mason City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Financial Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Charles City:

Marital status in Charles City, IA
  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Charles City:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Charles City
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Religion statistics for Charles City, IA (based on Floyd County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,25618
Catholic3,0803
Evangelical Protestant1,25513
Other42
None6,708-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Here:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Floyd County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

11.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Floyd County:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Charles City:

49.5%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Charles City:

44.9%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.6%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Charles City:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.4%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

53.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Charles City, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$65,691$56,3070$0
Streets and Highways 10$39,200$47,0401$159
Police - Other 7$23,330$39,9940$0
Welfare 5$18,906$45,3745$5,974
Sewerage 4$16,065$48,1950$0
Water Supply 4$17,610$52,8300$0
Local Libraries 4$10,919$32,7579$3,813
Firefighters 4$18,551$55,6532$164
Financial Administration 3$8,676$34,7046$810
Parks and Recreation 2$8,299$49,7945$2,925
Other Government Administration 2$13,055$78,3306$807
Other and Unallocable 2$7,748$46,4880$0
Health 0$0 1$988
Totals for Government 61$248,050$48,79735$15,640

Charles City government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,158,000 ($292.69)
    Regular Highways: $534,000 ($72.43)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,543,000 ($209.28)
    Police Protection: $1,278,000 ($173.34)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,221,000 ($165.60)
    Water Utilities: $1,109,000 ($150.41)
    General - Other: $1,018,000 ($138.07)
    Regular Highways: $960,000 ($130.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $616,000 ($83.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $589,000 ($79.89)
    Public Welfare - Other: $434,000 ($58.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $392,000 ($53.17)
    Libraries: $353,000 ($47.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $293,000 ($39.74)
    Central Staff Services: $141,000 ($19.12)
    Financial Administration: $100,000 ($13.56)
    Transit Utilities: $98,000 ($13.29)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000 ($7.60)
    Air Transportation: $55,000 ($7.46)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($6.10)
    Health - Other: $41,000 ($5.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $480,000 ($65.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,166,000 ($158.14)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($3.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,902,000 ($393.60)

Charles City government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,443,000 ($195.71)
    Other: $574,000 ($77.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $333,000 ($45.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $147,000 ($19.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $810,000 ($109.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $625,000 ($84.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $213,000 ($28.89)
    Interest Earnings: $190,000 ($25.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $80,000 ($10.85)
    Rents: $39,000 ($5.29)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,011,000 ($272.75)
    Transit Utilities: $16,000 ($2.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $733,000 ($99.42)
    Other: $97,000 ($13.16)
  • Tax - Property: $4,369,000 ($592.57)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $867,000 ($117.59)
    Public Utilities Sales: $244,000 ($33.09)
    Other Selective Sales: $121,000 ($16.41)
    Other License: $75,000 ($10.17)

Charles City government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,057,000 ($2042.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,831,000 ($2011.53)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,990,000 ($269.90)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,898,000 ($257.43)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,898,000 ($257.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,763,000 ($239.12)

Charles City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,805,000 ($1465.48)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,898,000 ($257.43)
Businesses in Charles City, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1Sleep Inn1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular2
Kmart1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Charles City:

  • KCHA (1580 AM; 1 kW; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charles City:

  • KCHA-FM (95.9 FM; CHARLES CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Charles City:

  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Charles City: Paul F. Riordan.

Charles City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Charles City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 374ft / 114mTotal length
  • $3,240,000Total costs
  • 89,055Total average daily traffic
  • 15,217Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Charles City, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charles City, IA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 37. The highest number of fire incidents - 62 took place in 2003, and the least - 1 in 2008. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Charles City, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.4%), and Structure Fires (36.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Charles City, IA
    • 25440.4%Outside Fires
    • 23036.6%Structure Fires
    • 8713.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 579.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charles City, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Charles City, Iowa:

  • Super 8, 1411 S Grand Ave, Charles City, Iowa 50616 , Phone: (641) 228-2888, Fax: (641) 228-1572
  • Hartwood Inn, 1312 Gilbert St, Charles City, Iowa 50616 , Phone: (641) 228-4352, Fax: (641) 257-2488
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Charles City, Iowa
Most common first names in Charles City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9678.9 years
William9477.7 years
Robert8072.9 years
Mary6281.1 years
Ruth5882.0 years
Charles5877.6 years
Dorothy5580.4 years
James5571.4 years
George5179.5 years
Harold5174.2 years
Most common last names in Charles City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4779.0 years
Meyer3581.8 years
Johnson2878.7 years
Miller2881.4 years
Anderson2483.5 years
Martin2182.5 years
Peterson2083.5 years
Brown2080.6 years
Hoeft1978.4 years
Fisher1777.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charles City, IA
  • 85.4%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charles City, IA
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 33.4%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Charles City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Charles City on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 1,000+)"
There are 14 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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