Dallas Center, Iowa

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Dallas Center, Iowa
City
Motto: "Quietly Progressive"[1]
Location of Dallas Center, Iowa
Location of Dallas Center, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°41′4″N 93°57′39″W / 41.68444°N 93.96083°W / 41.68444; -93.96083Coordinates: 41°41′4″N 93°57′39″W / 41.68444°N 93.96083°W / 41.68444; -93.96083
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dallas
Area[2]
 • Total 4.58 sq mi (11.86 km2)
 • Land 4.58 sq mi (11.86 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,070 ft (326 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,623
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,707
 • Density 354.4/sq mi (136.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50063
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-18255
GNIS feature ID 0455777
Website The City of Dallas Center, Iowa Website

Dallas Center is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, USA. The population was 1,623 during the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Dallas Center had its start in the year 1869 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[5] It was named for Vice President George M. Dallas.[6]

Dallas Center was incorporated on March 22, 1880.[7]

Geography[edit]

Dallas Center is located at 41°41′4″N 93°57′39″W / 41.68444°N 93.96083°W / 41.68444; -93.96083 (41.684342, -93.960884).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.58 square miles (11.86 km2), all of it land.[2]

Dallas Center is located 20 miles (32 km) west-northwest of Des Moines and nine miles (14 km) west of Grimes.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 133 —    
1880 450 +238.3%
1890 445 −1.1%
1900 625 +40.4%
1910 769 +23.0%
1920 864 +12.4%
1930 852 −1.4%
1940 865 +1.5%
1950 944 +9.1%
1960 1,083 +14.7%
1970 1,128 +4.2%
1980 1,360 +20.6%
1990 1,454 +6.9%
2000 1,595 +9.7%
2010 1,623 +1.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,623 people, 630 households, and 434 families residing in the city. The population density was 354.4 inhabitants per square mile (136.8/km2). There were 669 housing units at an average density of 146.1 per square mile (56.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 630 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 40.1 years. 26.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,595 people, 591 households, and 433 families residing in the city. The population density was 361.0 people per square mile (139.3/km²). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 139.4 per square mile (53.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.50% White, 0.31% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 591 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,883, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $34,583 versus $26,055 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,038. About 2.9% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

The city has two large parks located at each end of the city. Mound park, located on the west, includes sand volleyball courts, a gazebo, shelters, tennis court, playground equipment, and a rollerskating rink which is operational during the summer months. Memorial Park, on the east, contains playground equipment, lots of open space for flying kites, letting dogs run, a 9 hole disc golf course, and a basketball area.

In 2009, a new 33-mile "North Loop" of the Raccoon River Valley Trail will be completed, adding Dallas Center, Minburn, Perry, Dawson and Jamaica as new trailside communities of the RRVT. (The Raccoon River Valley Trail is a 56-mile multi-use recreational trail which reaches from the Clive Greenbelt Trail to Jefferson, and passes through Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Yale, Herndon, and Cooper.)

Government[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Mayor (as of December 2011):

  • Mitch Hambleton

City Council[edit]

Members of City Council (as of December 2011):

  • Terry Gibson
  • Mike Kidd
  • Abbey Gilroy
  • Gary Stevens
  • Dan Willrich

Education[edit]

The city of Dallas Center is joined with the city of Grimes to make the school district of Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District. The district consists of a high school (10-12 grades) and a junior high called Meadows (8-9) located just outside of Grimes, a middle school (6-7 grades) in Dallas Center, the Dallas Center Elementary School (K-5 grades) in Dallas Center, and the South Prairie Elementary (K-2 grades) and North Ridge Elementary (3-4 grades) in Grimes. The school mascots are the Mustangs (for boys' teams) and Fillies (for girls' teams) and their colors are red and white.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The City of Dallas Center, Iowa". The City of Dallas Center, Iowa. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  5. ^ The History of Dallas County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Higginson Book Company. 1879. p. 473. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Dallas Center, Iowa, IA". ePodunk. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dallas Center, Iowa". City-Data.com. Retrieved September 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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