Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa

Chariton: City in Lucas County, Iowa

About

Chariton is a city located in the county of Lucas in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,321 and a population density of 437 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 4,103 inhabitants.

The city was created 172 years ago in 1849.

Quick Facts about Chariton

Population : 4,103 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Lucas County
Postal code : 50049
Area : 9.88 km2
Altitude : 1,027 feet / 313 meters
Capital city : Chariton is capital of Lucas County
Establishment : January 01, 1850 (172 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:01:32 (10th December 2022)
Density : 415 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.31% (2010-2020)
Chariton locator map
Location of Chariton on Iowa map.
Lucas County  Iowa Courthouse image
Lucas County Iowa Courthouse
Lucas County  Iowa Courthouse image

Geography

Chariton is located at 41°0'50"N 93°18'24"W (41.0138900, -93.3066000).

Chariton map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Chariton decreased by 5.31% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,321 - census
2011 4,312 -0.21% estimation process
2012 4,259 -1.24% estimation process
2013 4,215 -1.04% estimation process
2014 4,182 -0.79% estimation process
2015 4,168 -0.34% estimation process
2016 4,134 -0.82% estimation process
2017 4,122 -0.29% estimation process
2018 4,152 0.72% estimation process
2019 4,141 -0.27% estimation process
2020 4,103 -0.93% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 7,224
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 6,939
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 4.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 6,773
April 1, 2010 Population : 6,940
People under 5 years old, percentage : 10.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 35.8%
People over 65 (%) : 11.8%
Female persons, % : 50.5%
White only, percent : 37.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 58.7%
Asians alone % : 0.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.8%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 6.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 35.3%
2015-2019 Veterans : 315
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.4%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 2,446

Chariton zip code is 50049. County name: Lucas, County fips: 19117

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 2,446
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $79,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,008
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $423
2015-2019 median gross rent : $611
Permits for construction, 2020 : 6
2015-2019 Households : 2,176
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.28
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 90.4%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 83.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 67.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 15.9%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,510
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 32,647
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 73,014
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,401
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $51,034
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $20,141
Percentage of people living in poverty : 24.9%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 130
2019 total employment : 1,571
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 88,526
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -8.1%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 293
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 221
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 136
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 57
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 65
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 138
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 186
2010 population per square mile : 17.6
2010 land area in square miles : 393.58

People born in Chariton (10)

People born in Chariton, including composer Mortimer Wilson, archaeologist Gordon Willey, football player Paul Engebretsen, .

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Schools in Chariton

College & universities near Chariton, IA

Code Name City ZIP
154350 Simpson College Indianola (IA) 50125
153108 Central College Pella (IA) 50219

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Chariton, IA

Code Name Address Type
OSC Osceola Main & East Clay Streets RAIL
OTM Ottumwa station 210 West Main Street RAIL
CRN Creston Pine and Adams Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Chariton

Post Office Name City ZIP
Chariton Post Office Chariton (IA) 50049
Williamson Post Office Williamson (IA) 50272
Russell Post Office Russell (IA) 50238
Derby Post Office Derby (IA) 50068
Luca Post Office Lucas (IA) 50151

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Lucas County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lucas County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Russell 531 City in the U.
Lucas 207 City in Iowa, United States
Derby 111 City in Lucas County, Iowa, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Chariton distances to largest Iowa cities