Chariton, Iowa Population 2024

4,212

Chariton is a city located in Lucas County Iowa. Chariton has a 2024 population of 4,212. It is also the county seat of Lucas County.Chariton is currently declining at a rate of -0.07% annually but its population has increased by 0.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,186 in 2020.

The average household income in Chariton is $61,229 with a poverty rate of 24.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chariton is 37.2 years, 34.4 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Chariton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chariton was:

  • White: 95.38%
  • Two or more races: 2.24%
  • Other race: 0.9%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Black or African American: 0.71%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,103.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.62% (26)
The current population of Chariton, Iowa is 4,212 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,186.

Chariton, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,00995.38%
Two or more races942.24%
Other race380.9%
Asian320.76%
Black or African American300.71%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chariton Population by Race

Chariton Population Pyramid 2024

Chariton Median Age

37.2

Total

34.4

Male

41.1

Female

Chariton Adults

There are 3,177 adults, (865 of whom are seniors) in Chariton.

Chariton Age Dependency

81.8

Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chariton Sex Ratio

Female2,13350.75%
Male2,07049.25%

Chariton Population by Age

Chariton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7582.3365.234.8
Married785380.119.9
Non Family6611.0949.250.8
Female2253.0964.935.1
Male873.825446
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2.97

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chariton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chariton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chariton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.21%.

Chariton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,660

Average Earnings

$44,412

Average Male

$29,479

Average Female

Chariton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chariton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chariton Language

94.21% of Chariton residents speak only English, while 5.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.87% of the population.

Chariton Language

Chariton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,82487822.96%
Hispanic1589560.13%
Black1616100%
Other3812.63%
Multiple9411.06%
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24.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.51%

Male Poverty Rate

23.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chariton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chariton is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chariton is Multiple, with 1.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.44%.

Chariton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.57%
High School25.04%
Some College18.33%
Bachelors or Greater1.2%
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Chariton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed89.29%
Female Employed15.6%
Male Employed9.98%
Female Unemployed
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Chariton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chariton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chariton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chariton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chariton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chariton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chariton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

260

Number of Veterans

248

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Chariton Veterans by War

count

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Chariton Veterans by Age

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Chariton Veterans by Race

Chariton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chariton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Chariton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chariton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chariton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.18%

Born in Chariton

96.07%

Native Born

3.93%

Foreign Born

1.67%

Non Citizen

2.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.07% of Chariton residents were born in the United States, with 75.18% having been born in Iowa. 1.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Chariton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,197-3-0.07%
20284,200-3-0.07%
20274,203-3-0.07%
20264,206-3-0.07%
20254,209-3-0.07%
20244,212-3-0.07%
20234,215-3-0.07%
20224,218-3-0.07%
20214,221350.84%
20204,186651.58%
20194,121-19-0.46%
20184,140170.41%
20174,123-17-0.41%
20164,140-26-0.62%
20154,166-16-0.38%
20144,182-33-0.78%
20134,215-44-1.03%
20124,259-53-1.23%
20114,312-6-0.14%
20104,318-255-5.58%
20004,573-43-0.93%
19904,616-371-7.44%
19804,987-22-0.44%
19705,009-33-0.65%
19605,042-278-5.23%
19505,320-434-7.54%
19405,7543897.25%
19305,3651903.67%
19205,1751,38136.4%
19103,794-195-4.89%
19003,98986727.77%
18903,1221454.87%
18802,977
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Chariton Population by Year