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Charter Oak, Iowa
Downtown Charter Oak, Iowa
Downtown Charter Oak, Iowa
Location of Charter Oak, Iowa
Location of Charter Oak, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Crawford
Area
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,257 ft (383 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 535
 • Density 1,114.58/sq mi (428.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51439
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-12900
GNIS feature ID 0455358
Website http://www.charteroakia.com/

Charter Oak is a city in Crawford County, Iowa, United States, along the East Soldier River. The population was 535 at the 2020 census.

Geography

Charter Oak is located at 42°4′4″N 95°35′22″W / 42.06778°N 95.58944°W / 42.06778; -95.58944 (42.067897, -95.589390).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 567 —    
1900 772 +36.2%
1910 734 −4.9%
1920 750 +2.2%
1930 688 −8.3%
1940 776 +12.8%
1950 710 −8.5%
1960 665 −6.3%
1970 715 +7.5%
1980 615 −14.0%
1990 497 −19.2%
2000 530 +6.6%
2010 502 −5.3%
2020 535 +6.6%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
Charter OakIowaPopPlot
The population of Charter Oak, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 502 people, 229 households, and 125 families living in the city. The population density was 1,045.8 inhabitants per square mile (403.8/km2). There were 268 housing units at an average density of 558.3 per square mile (215.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.6% African American, 1.4% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.2% of the population.

There were 229 households, of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.4% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 25.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

Education

Charter Oak–Ute Community School District operates public schools.

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