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Charlotte, Iowa
Charlotte Iowa.jpg
Motto(s): 
Little Country Town, Big on Friendly
Location of Charlotte, Iowa
Location of Charlotte, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°57′40″N 90°28′11″W / 41.96111°N 90.46972°W / 41.96111; -90.46972Coordinates: 41°57′40″N 90°28′11″W / 41.96111°N 90.46972°W / 41.96111; -90.46972
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clinton
Incorporated December 5, 1904
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
696 ft (212 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 389
 • Density 682.46/sq mi (261.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52731
Area code(s) 563
FIPS code 19-12855
GNIS feature ID 0455357
Website http://www.charlotteia.com/

Charlotte ( shar-LOT) is a city in Clinton County, Iowa, United States. The population was 389 at the 2020 census.

History

Charlotte was platted in 1871; a post office already been established there in 1853. The town was named for the first postmaster's wife, Charlotte Gilmore.

Geography

Charlotte's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.961163, -90.469704.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.57 square miles (1.48 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 294 —    
1910 356 +21.1%
1920 464 +30.3%
1930 407 −12.3%
1940 393 −3.4%
1950 427 +8.7%
1960 417 −2.3%
1970 444 +6.5%
1980 442 −0.5%
1990 359 −18.8%
2000 421 +17.3%
2010 394 −6.4%
2020 389 −1.3%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
CharlotteIowaPopPlot
The population of Charlotte, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 394 people, 156 households, and 105 families living in the city. The population density was 691.2 inhabitants per square mile (266.9/km2). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 305.3 per square mile (117.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.8% White, 0.8% African American, 2.0% Asian, and 9.4% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.7% of the population.

There were 156 households, of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.7% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 33.3 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Education

The Northeast Community School District operates public schools serving the community.

Infrastructure

Charlotte is located on Iowa Highway 136 at the end of County Road Z24.

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