Charles City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 7,455 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Charles City is the 53rd largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities, Charles City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Charles City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Charles City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Charles City who work in sales jobs (13.10%), office and administrative support (11.93%), and food service (6.97%).
One of the benefits of Charles City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.96 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of adults in Charles City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.66% of the adults in Charles City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Charles City in 2010 was $22,715, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,860 for a family of four. However, Charles City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Charles City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charles City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Charles City include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Charles City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.