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Population in 2012: 7,515 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 

Males: 3,462  (46.1%)
Females: 4,053  (53.9%)

Median resident age:  42.9 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50616.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,045 (it was $30,568 in 2000)
Charles City:

$38,045
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,625

Charles City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,298 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Charles City:

$80,298
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,931; Detached houses: $91,659; Townhouses or other attached units: $71,723; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,877

Median gross rent in 2012: $479.

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  • White alone - 7,091 (92.9%)
  • Black alone - 200 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 119 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 112 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 107 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Charles City: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (43.6%), English (9.8%), Irish (9.2%), Norwegian (6.2%), United States (6.1%), Danish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/1/1869

Land area: 6.15 square miles.

Population density: 1,222 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Charles City:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charles City city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

178 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia).

This city:  2.3%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Charles City, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Charles City to the number of sex offenders is 1,879 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $995 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,238 (1.5%)

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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) .

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 92.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,187 (+15.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,174 (68.2%)

Area code: 641

Charles City household income distribution Charles City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Charles City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00100011000
per 100,000 0.00.013.00.00.00.013.313.40.00.00.0
Rapes 10002000004
per 100,000 12.80.00.00.026.10.00.00.00.00.052.8
Robberies 10000001020
per 100,000 12.80.00.00.00.00.00.013.40.026.00.0
Assaults 1071916119989622
per 100,000 128.189.3247.2207.5143.4118.8119.7107.6122.178.0290.5
Burglaries 2925181429231533221230
per 100,000 371.6318.9234.2181.5378.0303.7199.6443.8298.4156.0396.1
Thefts 14614015812799999310511079117
per 100,000 1870.81785.72055.71646.81290.41307.11237.41412.21491.91027.01545.0
Auto thefts 312433851257
per 100,000 38.4153.152.038.939.1105.666.513.427.165.092.4
Arson 26111044002
per 100,000 25.676.513.013.013.00.053.253.80.00.026.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.7) 145.1125.1180.1124.5132.1106.9120.6142.5108.381.4199.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Iowa average:

1.72

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Charles City, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -146 (-1.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Charles City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Charles City, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Charles City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 181% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Floyd County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Charles City:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Charles City, IA

Airports and heliports located in Charles City:


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

  • University of Northern Iowa (about 40 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; Full-time enrollment: 10,923)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 42 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 48 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 3,144)
  • Luther College (about 48 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 48 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 84 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)

Public high schools in Charles City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Charles City:

Private elementary/middle school in Charles City:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1203 CLARK ST; Grades: PK - 6)
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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)

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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).

 
Floyd County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 8.06. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.06
U.S.:

11.24

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charles City that have no violations reported:

  • CHARLES CITY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 7812, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GREENFIELD MOBILE HOME COURT (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.9%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 95.5% for Black residents, 63.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Charles City, IA

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

Charles City compared to Iowa state average:

Charles City, Iowa environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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.

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

  • Super 8, 1411 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616 , Phone: (641) 228-2888, Fax: (641) 228-1572
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 1416 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616 , Phone: (641) 257-6700, Fax: (641) 228-1331
  • Hartwood Inn, 1312 Gilbert St, Charles City, IA 50616 , Phone: (641) 228-4352, Fax: (641) 257-2488
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Charles City, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Charles City travel time to work - commute


Charles City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Charles City city (based on Floyd County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.08%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ The Wesleyan Church
Adherents35.7%21.9%21.0%3.7%3.4%
Congregations11.8%14.7%20.6%5.9%8.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)LDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents2.6%2.3%2.2%2.0%5.1%
Congregations5.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%23.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Floyd County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

28.4%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,067$24,4020$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,633$62,5321$383
Police Protection - Officers 13$49,222$45,4360$0
Police - Other 6$17,993$35,9861$899
Firefighters 8$29,652$44,4780$0
Streets and Highways 11$35,200$38,4000$0
Welfare 6$17,378$34,7564$3,861
Health 0$0 1$766
Sewerage 4$13,567$40,7010$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,850$41,1001$343
Water Supply 4$13,973$41,9190$0
Local Libraries 4$9,790$29,3707$3,804
Totals for Government 63$213,325$40,63315$10,056

Charles City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $493,000 ($65.60)
    Regular Highways: $413,000 ($54.96)
    General - Other: $211,000 ($28.08)
    Water Utilities: $186,000 ($24.75)
    Air Transportation: $92,000 ($12.24)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,294,000 ($172.19)
    Police Protection: $1,049,000 ($139.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $982,000 ($130.67)
    Sewerage: $524,000 ($69.73)
    Public Welfare - Other: $501,000 ($66.67)
    Water Utilities: $492,000 ($65.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $465,000 ($61.88)
    Regular Highways: $440,000 ($58.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $405,000 ($53.89)
    Libraries: $334,000 ($44.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $284,000 ($37.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $223,000 ($29.67)
    Central Staff Services: $105,000 ($13.97)
    Financial Administration: $95,000 ($12.64)
    Air Transportation: $72,000 ($9.58)
    Transit Utilities: $60,000 ($7.98)
    General Public Buildings: $48,000 ($6.39)
    Health - Other: $30,000 ($3.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($1.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $458,000 ($60.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $61,000 ($8.12)
    General - Other: $50,000 ($6.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $46,000 ($6.12)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($4.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($3.86)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($2.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,630,000 ($349.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($3.73)

Charles City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $896,000 ($119.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $284,000 ($37.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $137,000 ($18.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $125,000 ($16.63)
    All Other: $117,000 ($15.57)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($3.33)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $985,000 ($131.07)
    All Other: $352,000 ($46.84)
    General Local Government Support: $24,000 ($3.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $464,000 ($61.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $418,000 ($55.62)
    General Revenue, NEC: $378,000 ($50.30)
    Interest Earnings: $261,000 ($34.73)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($0.53)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $914,000 ($121.62)
    Transit Utilities: $48,000 ($6.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $654,000 ($87.03)
    All Other: $107,000 ($14.24)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($1.06)
  • Tax - Property: $3,699,000 ($492.22)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $517,000 ($68.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $228,000 ($30.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $91,000 ($12.11)
    Other License: $81,000 ($10.78)

Charles City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,290,000 ($1901.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,395,000 ($1782.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $991,000 ($131.87)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,000 ($12.77)

Charles City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,784,000 ($769.66)

5.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,635 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.21% ($32,108 average AGI)
from Chickasaw County, IA  0.62% ($24,500)
from Mitchell County, IA  0.31% ($24,947)


6.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,419 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.22% ($29,040 average AGI)
to Chickasaw County, IA  0.68% ($24,714)
to Mitchell County, IA  0.50% ($25,548)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Charles City, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 29
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Charles City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2


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
Businesses in Charles City, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Curves1Sleep Inn1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kmart1U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
McDonald's1YMCA1
Nike1

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