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Dexter, Iowa

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The location of Dexter

Welcome to Dexter ...

The city of Dexter is located in Dallas County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Dexter has a population of 569 people<2> (see below for details).

Dexter is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Dexter is located in the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Dexter: 50070<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dexter had a population of 611 people. This makes Dexter the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Dexter represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 409th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 611 people, the population of Dexter decreased 11.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 689 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Dexter had an population of 569 people. This is a decrease of 6.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.42% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dexter.

Communities Also Named Dexter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Dexter - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Dexter. 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 Dexter. 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 Dexter. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dexter ...

Looking for more information about Dexter? 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 Dexter, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dexter.

Communities near Dexter ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Waukee   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the East (E) of Dexter

Winterset   [Map]

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

Located in Madison County

Adel   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Dexter

Greenfield   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Dexter

Located in Adair County

Stuart   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of Dexter

Located in Guthrie County

Dallas Center   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Dexter

Guthrie Center   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dexter

Located in Guthrie County

Earlham   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of Dexter

Located in Madison County

Van Meter   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Dexter

Panora   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dexter

Located in Guthrie County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Dallas County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dexter. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dallas County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

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 Dexter.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dexter - 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 Dexter). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dexter 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dexter) 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 Dexter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dexter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dexter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5179, Longitude: -94.2110     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dexter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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