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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Charles City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.23%), office and administrative support (12.12%), and management occupations (6.32%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Charles City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.99 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Charles City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.17% of adults 25 and older in Charles City have a college degree.
The per capita income in Charles City in 2010 was $22,152, 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 $88,608 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Charles City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.