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Dexter is a city in Dallas County, in the Des Moines metro area.
The community was named for a race horse
The latitude of Dexter is 41.518N. The longitude is -94.226W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,142 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 718.
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33% of Dexter residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dexter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dexter was $16,990, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Dexter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Dexter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $730.
Libraries in Dexter include Dexter Public Library ... View libraries
Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dexter political report.
The average commute time for Dexter workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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