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Charles City, Iowa

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Welcome to Charles City ...

The city of Charles City is located in Floyd County and is the County Seat for Floyd County.

The location of Charles City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Charles City has a population of 7,369 people<2> (see below for details).

Charles City is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Charles City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Charles City is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Charles City: 50616<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Charles City had a population of 7,652 people (which is 46.94% of the total population of Floyd County). This makes Charles City the county's most populous community.

The population of Charles City represents 0.25% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,652 people, the population of Charles City decreased 2.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,812 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Charles City had an population of 7,369 people. This is a decrease of 3.7% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.67% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Charles City.

Communities Also Named Charles City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Charles City - it's located in Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Charles City.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Charles City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Charles City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Charles City. Our list includes 27 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Charles City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Charles City ...

Looking for more information about Charles City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Charles City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Charles City.

Communities near Charles City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Osage   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Charles City

Located in Mitchell County

New Hampton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Charles City

Located in Chickasaw County

Nashua   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Charles City

Located in Chickasaw County

Nora Springs   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Charles City

Clarksville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Charles City

Located in Butler County

Greene   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Charles City

Located in Butler County

Rockford   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Charles City

Elma   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Charles City

Located in Howard County

Plainfield   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Charles City

Located in Bremer County

Rudd   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Charles City

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Charles City.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Charles City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Charles City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Charles City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Charles City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Charles City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Charles City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Charles City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charles City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0672, Longitude: -92.6752     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charles City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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