Chariton, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 4,122 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 
Males: 2,021  (49.0%)
Females: 2,101  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50049.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,319 (it was $27,844 in 2000)
Chariton:

$41,319
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,400 (it was $15,553 in 2000)

Chariton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,075 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Chariton:

$92,075
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,622; detached houses: $82,789; mobile homes: $21,618

Median gross rent in 2017: $697.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chariton: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.8%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chariton, IA (2010)
    • 4,22697.8%White alone
    • 501.2%Hispanic
    • 250.6%Two or more races
    • 70.2%Black alone
    • 90.2%Asian alone
    • 30.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone

Races in Chariton 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 Chariton, Iowa as of December 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chariton is 266 to 1.


Crime rates in Chariton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(21.4)
1
(21.6)
1
(22.0)
2
(44.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.2)
2
(47.1)
2
(47.2)
1
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.2)
2
(47.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(257.3)
9
(194.3)
10
(219.6)
18
(404.1)
20
(454.4)
11
(251.9)
14
(322.3)
24
(556.6)
14
(330.0)
8
(188.8)
12
(285.4)
11
(262.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
31
(664.8)
41
(885.0)
39
(856.4)
40
(898.1)
53
(1,204)
29
(664.2)
25
(575.5)
31
(718.9)
47
(1,108)
28
(660.7)
30
(713.4)
30
(715.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
152
(3,260)
126
(2,720)
125
(2,745)
125
(2,806)
89
(2,022)
63
(1,443)
83
(1,911)
99
(2,296)
93
(2,192)
88
(2,076)
68
(1,617)
78
(1,860)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(193.0)
8
(172.7)
8
(175.7)
15
(336.8)
5
(113.6)
8
(183.2)
5
(115.1)
14
(324.7)
5
(117.8)
10
(236.0)
7
(166.5)
6
(143.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(43.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(68.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.2)
3
(70.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(71.3)
2
(47.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)303.9240.7251.9318.8272.0187.6190.4305.0292.5223.7204.0188.4

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City-data.com crime index in Chariton, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Iowa average:

1.63
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Ancestries: German (19.6%), American (17.8%), English (10.2%), Irish (9.9%), Russian (6.8%), Dutch (5.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/9/1874

Land area: 3.69 square miles.

Population density: 1,116 people per square mile   (low).

Chariton, Iowa map

127 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe).

This city:

3.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,567 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,092 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (43.0 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (141.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (297.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Williamson, IA (2.4 miles),
Russell, IA (2.5 miles ),
Lucas, IA (2.8 miles ),
Derby, IA (3.1 miles),
Millerton, IA (3.4 miles),
Lacona, IA (3.6 miles ),
Melrose, IA (3.7 miles),
Humeston, IA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.02 N, Longitude: 93.31 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,362 (+31.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,510 (74.4%)

Area code: 641

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $104,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,800
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $279,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Chariton, IA residents
Average permit cost in Chariton, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.1%
Iowa:

2.8%
Most common industries in Chariton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.2%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (10.1%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (15.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.7%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.7%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Chariton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.5%)

Average climate in Chariton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Chariton, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 44.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Chariton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Chariton city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1959, a category F4 tornado 23.4 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chariton-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 338.4 miles away from Chariton 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 325.2 miles away from Chariton center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 334.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 360.6 miles away from Chariton center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 361.7 miles away from Chariton center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 231.3 miles away from Chariton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lucas County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chariton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chariton:

  • LUCAS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1200 NORTH 7TH STREET)
  • LUCAS COUNTY HOSPICE (1200 N 7TH STREET)
  • CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (1010 NORTH SEVENTH STREET)
  • LUCAS COUNTY PHNS (123 SOUTH GRAND)
  • RURAL HEALTH CARE ADVANTAGE (112 NORTH GRAND)
  • CHARITON NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (1214 NORTH SEVENTH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Chariton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chariton:

  • Drake University (about 45 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 48 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 51 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Truman State University (about 69 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Iowa State University (about 73 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 95 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • University of Iowa (about 103 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)

Public high school in Chariton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chariton:

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Library in Chariton:

  • CHARITON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $136,639; Location: 803 BRADEN AVE; 27,691 books; 2,052 audio materials; 2,896 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 36 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chariton: Lucas County 4-H Fair Grounds (A), Farmers Co-op Association Elevator (B), Chariton (C), Johnson Machine Works Squad 1 (D), Chariton City Hall (E), Lucas County Museum (F), Sacred Heart Convent (G), Lucas County Courthouse (H), Lucas County Law Center (I), Chariton Volunteer Fire Department (J), Chariton City Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chariton include: Grace Church (A), Saint Andrews Church (B), Assembly of God Church (C), Bible Holiness Church (D), Church of God (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Church of the Nazarene (G), Good Shepherd Baptist Church (H), Full Faith Christian Center (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Chariton include: Yocom Park (1), Eikenberry Park (2), North Park (3), Bingham Park (4), Reynolds Athletic Field (5), Chariton Family Aquatic Center (6), Brook Park (7), Constitution Park (8), Railroad Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Royal Rest Motel (137 East Grace Avenue), Super 8 Motel (Highway 34 E Bypass).

Court: Lucas County - Department Of Court Services (City Hall).

Birthplace of: Gordon Willey - Archaeologist, Raymond Jonson - Artist, Theodore M. Stuart - Football player and coach, Paul McKinley - Politician, Paul Engebretsen - Football player.

Lucas 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 Chariton and their reported violations in the past:

CHARITON MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS (Population served: 4,321, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-09-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-26-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-09-2007), St Formal NOV issued (APR-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-01-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-09-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-23-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-23-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (NOV-09-2007), St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-05-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2007), St BCA signed (NOV-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2007), St BCA signed (NOV-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-19-2009)
  • 10 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2014)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-19-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-17-2008 to AUG-05-2008)
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.6%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Chariton in 2000:

  • 116 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Chariton (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Chariton Drive Up Branch at 926 Court Avenue, branch established on 1967/11/27; Chariton Branch at 917 Braden Avenue, branch established on 1934/04/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Great Western Bank: Chariton Branch at 201 North Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Midwest Heritage Bank, FSB: Chariton Branch at 1025 Braden Avenue, branch established on 2008/09/29. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $154.4 mil, Deposits: $128.8 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, 9 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Chariton:

Marital status in Chariton, IA
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

For population 25 years and over in Chariton:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chariton
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chariton, IA (based on Lucas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6208
Evangelical Protestant1,58115
Catholic6071
Other1602
None4,930-
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: 1
Here:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Lucas County:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.9%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lucas County:

16.2%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chariton:

52.0%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Chariton:

28.3
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chariton:

17.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.7%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Chariton:

57.5%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Chariton:

77.5%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chariton, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 9$28,547$38,0630$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$19,342$46,4210$0
Streets and Highways 5$16,308$39,1390$0
Sewerage 3$6,609$26,4360$0
Other Government Administration 3$13,718$54,8721$2,024
Police - Other 1$2,575$30,9000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,170$38,0400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,573$42,8768$2,829
Local Libraries 1$2,670$32,0403$3,350
Airports 0$0 1$691
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 29$96,512$39,93613$8,894

Chariton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $148,000 ($35.90)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($6.55)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.49)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,615,000 ($391.80)
    Regular Highways: $555,000 ($134.64)
    Sewerage: $543,000 ($131.73)
    Police Protection: $533,000 ($129.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $256,000 ($62.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $169,000 ($41.00)
    Financial Administration: $162,000 ($39.30)
    Libraries: $133,000 ($32.27)
    Central Staff Services: $132,000 ($32.02)
    General - Other: $115,000 ($27.90)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $90,000 ($21.83)
    Air Transportation: $89,000 ($21.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($6.07)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($5.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($2.67)
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000 ($1.21)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($0.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $150,000 ($36.39)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $61,000 ($14.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $220,000 ($53.37)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($1.94)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($1.21)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.97)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,419,000 ($344.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($9.70)

Chariton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $682,000 ($165.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($13.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($12.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $47,000 ($11.40)
    Air Transportation: $37,000 ($8.98)
    Other: $12,000 ($2.91)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $183,000 ($44.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $173,000 ($41.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $204,000 ($49.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $131,000 ($31.78)
    Rents: $44,000 ($10.67)
    Sale of Property: $38,000 ($9.22)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($4.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($1.94)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,903,000 ($461.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $410,000 ($99.47)
    Other: $180,000 ($43.67)
  • Tax - Property: $1,626,000 ($394.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $374,000 ($90.73)
    Public Utilities Sales: $85,000 ($20.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $33,000 ($8.01)
    Other License: $13,000 ($3.15)

Chariton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,418,000 ($1799.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,485,000 ($1330.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,470,000 ($599.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $537,000 ($130.28)

Chariton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,802,000 ($1164.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,136,000 ($518.20)

4.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  0.87% ($63,607 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.71% ($57,043)
Businesses in Chariton, IA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1U.S. Cellular1
RadioShack1UPS2
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chariton:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chariton:

  • KELR-FM (105.3 FM; CHARITON, IA; Owner: FMC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLBA-FM (96.7 FM; ALBIA, IA; Owner: H & H BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIIC (97.9 FM; LAMONI, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KMGO (98.7 FM; CENTERVILLE, IA; Owner: KMGO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chariton:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
Chariton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chariton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 70.1mTotal length
  • 12,790Total average daily traffic
  • 1,046Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,065Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chariton, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 61950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chariton, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chariton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Chariton, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chariton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PALMER EDWARD P SONEX (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 264SX , Serial Number: 264, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 12/13/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 10/29/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Edward P Palmer, 19629 Us Highway 34, Chariton, IA 50049
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5908F , Serial Number: 21058908, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/27/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 12/27/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Charger Aviation LLC, 22301 495th St, Chariton, IA 50049
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99618 , Serial Number: 2241, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/17/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/28/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne J Messamaker, 52227 Hwy 14, Chariton, IA 50049
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7621A , Serial Number: 32518, Year manufactured: 1956
    Registrant (Individual): Juanita Darlene Cooper, R R 2, Chariton, IA 50049
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/21/2017

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 48. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 86 took place in 2005, and the least - 28 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chariton, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.9%), and Structure Fires (23.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chariton, IA
    • 38549.9%Outside Fires
    • 18123.5%Structure Fires
    • 13117.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 749.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chariton, IA
Most common first names in Chariton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8178.3 years
Mary7480.6 years
William5575.0 years
Charles4775.0 years
Margaret3981.7 years
George3880.9 years
Robert3673.1 years
James3578.2 years
Ruth3483.0 years
Dorothy3480.2 years
Most common last names in Chariton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4778.9 years
Anderson3881.5 years
Smith3377.1 years
Davis2683.5 years
Brown2373.4 years
Thomas2177.0 years
Curtis2079.3 years
Thompson1976.6 years
Wright1973.3 years
Jones1784.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chariton, IA
  • 83.0%Utility gas
  • 14.6%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chariton, IA
  • 55.0%Electricity
  • 41.7%Utility gas
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Chariton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Chariton on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Russia (population 500+)"
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  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #68 (50049) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries"
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