Chariton, Iowa Population 2022

4,108
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Chariton is a city located in Lucas County Iowa. Chariton has a 2020 population of 4,108. It is also the county seat of Lucas County. Chariton is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -4.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,319 in 2010.

The average household income in Chariton is $58,656 with a poverty rate of 18.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $668 per month, and the median house value is $84,000. The median age in Chariton is 39.5 years, 36.4 years for males, and 43 years for females.

Chariton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Charitonwas:

  • White: 98.70%
  • Other race: 0.82%
  • Two or more races: 0.29%
  • Black or African American: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chariton, Iowa is 4,108 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,108.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,319.

Chariton, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,09598.70%
Some Other Race340.82%
Two or More Races120.29%
Black or African American80.19%
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Chariton Population by Race

Chariton Population Pyramid $2022

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Chariton Median Age

39.5


Total

36.4


Male

43


Female

Chariton Adults

There are 3,215 adults, (869 of whom are seniors) in Chariton.

Chariton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Chariton Sex Ratio

Female

2,144

51.68%

Male

2,005

48.32%

Chariton Population by Age

Chariton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chariton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family39.9%60.1%
Male58.1%41.9%
All65.4%34.6%
Female76.3%23.7%
Married87.5%12.5%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chariton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8842.1465.4
Married8012.7687.5
Non Family7951.1539.9
Female2573.0776.3
Male313.9758.1

2.77

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Chariton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade692.45%
9th to 12th Grade2257.99%
High School Graduate1,11539.61%
Some College70124.90%
Associates Degree32211.44%
Bachelors Degree29810.59%
Graduate Degree853.02%
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Chariton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chariton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,7382,489377
Hispanic6520
Other Race1212
Black77
2+ Races666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Chariton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,056$42,056$28,056
Less Than 9th Grade$27,344$38,393$16,277
High School Graduate$34,300$40,903$28,894
Some College$36,953$41,860$25,694
Bachelors Degree$37,037$$32,198
Graduate Degree$77,917$85,833$52,292

$36,056

Average Earnings

$42,056

Average Male

$28,056

Average Female

Chariton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chariton Language by Age

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Chariton Language

92.66% of Chariton residents speak only English, while 7.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.98% of the population.

Chariton Language

Chariton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,81959115.48%
Hispanic14811477.03%
Multiple1212100.00%
Black66100.00%
OtherNaN%

18.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.34%

Male Poverty Rate

17.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chariton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chariton is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.42%.

Chariton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.56%
High School15.60%
Some College12.50%
Bachelors or Greater9.40%

Chariton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed87.18%
Female Employed14.70%
Male Employed6.24%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Chariton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chariton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,676$58,656
Families$65,511$66,035
Married Families$72,639-
Non Families$30,202$44,621
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Income by Household Type

Chariton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Chariton Married by Age and Sex

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Chariton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chariton Marital Status by Race

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Chariton Marital Status

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245

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam77
First Gulf War61
Second Gulf War61
Korea41
World War II33

Chariton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+100
35 to 5472
65 to 7451
18 to 3413
55 to 649

Chariton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2397.54%
2+ Races650.00%

Chariton Veterans by Race

Chariton Veterans by Education

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5.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chariton Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Chariton Employment by Age

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Chariton Employment by Race

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Chariton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.44%

Born in Chariton

95.73%

Native Born

4.27%

Foreign Born

2.31%

Non Citizen

1.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.73% of Chariton residents were born in the United States, with 77.44% having been born in Iowa. 2.31% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20224,108-11-0.27%
20214,119-11-0.27%
20204,130-11-0.27%
20194,141-11-0.26%
20184,152300.73%
20174,122-12-0.29%
20164,134-34-0.82%
20154,168-14-0.33%
20144,182-33-0.78%
20134,215-44-1.03%
20124,259-53-1.23%
20114,312-7-0.16%
20104,319-254-0.57%
20004,573-43-0.09%
19904,616-371-0.77%
19804,987-22-0.04%
19705,009-33-0.07%
19605,042-278-0.54%
19505,320-434-0.78%
19405,7543890.70%
19305,3651900.36%
19205,1751,3813.15%
19103,794-195-0.50%
19003,9898672.48%
18903,1221450.48%
18802,9770.00%

Chariton Population by Year