||Total Population 7,812
||Charles City is located on the Avenue of the Saints (Iowa 27), U.S. Highway 218, U.S. Highway 18 and Iowa Highway 14.
||Over 300 acres of parks, including Wildwood Park and Golf Course that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
||Charles City is the birthplace of the gasoline-powered tractor, and the Floyd County Historical Museum displays several models manufactured here: Hart-Parr, Oliver, and White.
||755 new manufacturing jobs have been created in the last five years with an annual payroll impact of $81,032,640. $50,343,000 of private investment has been leveraged by state, federal, and local grants and loans in the last five years. Downtown commercial district statistics since October 1996: Total of 158 structures have been rehabilitated or renovated totaling $16,846,500 in private dollars invested in our city center. 41 new business starts and the creation of 236 net jobs, while 73,321 volunteer hours have made a significant economic impact.
||Charles City is, by virtue of nature’s blessed bounty, a very attractive community. It is dominated visually by the beautiful Cedar River, which runs through the heart of the city, and is graced by a park system that spans more than 300 acres. Picture a city that defines itself by a wide range of community events, opportunities, and leisure activities that bridge its rich past with its forward-looking future. It’s this unique blending of the pastoral and the cultural, combined with the friendliness and caring spirit of its people that makes Charles City not only a special place to call home, but also the right place to call home. We strive to attract well-educated and diverse employees and residents to Charles City to increase the aesthetic and cultural appeal of our community and to provide “quality of life” opportunities.