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ZIP Code 50012

Primary City:Ames, IA (View All Cities)
Organization:Iowa State University
ZIP Type: Unique
County: Story County
Timezone: Central (6:20am)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.019, -93.652
ZIP (~1200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50012

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50012. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 50012. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50012, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Ames, IA
Unacceptable:
Iowa State University

Stats and Demographics for the 50012 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50012 is located in central Iowa and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 50012 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely small. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50012 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,062
Population Density 5,333 people per sq mi
Housing Units 29
Land Area 0.76 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 28

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 20Male Median Age: 20Female Median Age: 20

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male0001,53676519802300200000
Female0001,3323865200020000000
Total0002,8681,151241002320200000

Gender

 Male 2,335 57%
 Female 1,727 43%
Gender

Race

 White 3,561 87.7%
 Black Or African American 89 2.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.1%
 Asian 269 6.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 40 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 96 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner00000000
Renter262000000
Total262000000

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 0 0%
 Single Guardian 0 0%
 Singles 19 68%
 Singles With Roommate 9 32%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 1
 Households without Kids 28 100%
 Households with Kids 0 0%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

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Male000000000000000054271,104475
Female00000000000000008459865264
Total0000000000000000138861,969739

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50012 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 50012 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Rentals in 50012 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50012 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 37 1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 4,025 99%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 0 0%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 0 0%
 Renter Occupied Households 28 97%
 Households Vacant 1 3%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 100%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 0 0%
Vacancy Reasons

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 4 100%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 0 0%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

ZIP 50012 is unusual in that "Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. 50012 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 50012 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 50012 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 25 0.7%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,241 87.6%
 No Earnings 433 11.7%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 25 0.7%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,241 87.6%
 No Earnings 433 11.7%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 315 30%
 Public transportation 43 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 678 65%
 Worked at Home 15 1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 50012 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 0 0%
 High School Graduate 13 50%
 Associate's degree 13 50%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 18 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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