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Charles City is a city in Floyd County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the son of Joseph Kelly, settler

The latitude of Charles City is 43.066N. The longitude is -92.672W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,007 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,685.


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Median household income
Local
$30,568
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Charles City demographic reports
Charles City is on the Cedar River
Former and merged names include:
· Charlestown
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 20. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Charles City received national attention for 1968 tornadoes, which leveled a third of the town
Well-known residents have included:
· Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, suffragist
Local festivals include:
  • Floyd County Fair - July 18-22, 2007
  • Pioneer Day - Aug. 25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Charles City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Floyd County Historical Society Museum, Carrie Lane Chapman Catt House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

41% of Charles City residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Charles City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Charles City was $16,659, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Charles City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Charles City include Central Park - North Main Street Historic District, Central Park - North Main Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Charles City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $290.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $644.


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Libraries in Charles City include Charles City Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Charles City include Charles City Press

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Floyd County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Charles City political report.

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The average commute time for Charles City workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Charles City include Sleep Inn & Suites.

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