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Melcher-Dallas, Iowa
City of Melcher-Dallas
Main façade of American Legion Post 632
Main façade of American Legion Post 632
Location of Melcher-Dallas, Iowa
Location of Melcher-Dallas, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Marion
Area
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
948 ft (289 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,195
 • Density 1,149.04/sq mi (443.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50163
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-50935
GNIS feature ID 0458955
Website http://melcherdallasiowa.org

Melcher-Dallas is a city in Marion County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,195 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

In 1919, the Red Rock Coal Company's mine near Melcher was the third largest coal mine in the state. This mine produced 187,427 tons of coal that year and employed 345 men.

Geography

Melcher-Dallas is located at 41°13′36″N 93°14′23″W / 41.22667°N 93.23972°W / 41.22667; -93.23972 (41.226718, -93.239777).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1940 1,290 —    
1950 898 −30.4%
1960 867 −3.5%
1990 1,302 +50.2%
2000 1,298 −0.3%
2010 1,288 −0.8%
2020 1,195 −7.2%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,288 people, 527 households, and 357 families living in the city. The population density was 1,288.0 inhabitants per square mile (497.3/km2). There were 584 housing units at an average density of 584.0 per square mile (225.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 527 households, of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 39.6 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

Education

The Melcher-Dallas Community School District operates local public schools.

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