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Dickens, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Dickens, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°7′51″N 95°1′14″W / 43.13083°N 95.02056°W / 43.13083; -95.02056
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clay
 - Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,335 ft (407 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 202
 - Density 240.9/sq mi (93.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51333
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-21360
GNIS feature ID 0455912

Dickens is a city in Clay County, Iowa, United States. The population was 202 at the 2000 census.



Dickens is located at 43°7′51″N 95°1′14″W / 43.13083°N 95.02056°W / 43.13083; -95.02056 (43.130811, -95.020685)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 202 people, 74 households, and 58 families residing in the city. The population density was 240.9 people per square mile (92.8/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 99.0/sq mi (38.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.52% White, 1.49% Asian, and 0.99% from two or more races.

There were 74 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.7% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $26,786 versus $20,515 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,344. About 7.7% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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