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ZIP Code 50021

Primary City:Ankeny, IA (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (5:56pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.72, -93.56
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50021

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50021. 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 50021. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50021, 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:
Ankeny, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 50021 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50021 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 slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 50021 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is slightly higher than average. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50021 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,595
Population Density 839 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,017
Median Home Value $171,500
Land Area 25.75 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,627
Median Household Income $73,377

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male92485577561362187887977680772860354550534523718612392
Female835808707614691961845809819719658647547414354255206214
Total1,7591,6631,4821,2271,3121,8391,7241,5851,6261,4471,2611,1921,052759591441329306

Gender

 Male 10,492 49%
 Female 11,103 51%
Gender

Race

 White 20,399 94.5%
 Black Or African American 298 1.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 26 0.1%
 Asian 458 2.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.0%
 Other Race 120 0.6%
 Two Or More Races 285 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1051,3001,4661,3301,168762439118
Renter4515223222021309912093
Total5561,8221,7881,5321,298861559211

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,980 58%
 Single Guardian 894 10%
 Singles 2,079 24%
 Singles With Roommate 674 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,617 65%
 Households with Kids 3,010 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male200185179192173188152173169174152154152143146111121107128152
Female162191177158156188161149154142147129158131128126127117116120
Total362376356350329376313322323316299283310274274237248224244272

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50021 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50021 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 50021 real estate data, the median home value of $171,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 50021. Rentals in 50021 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50021 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 21,506 99.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 62 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 27 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,328 59%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,360 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,939 22%
 Households Vacant 390 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 107 27%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 3%
 For Sale Only 168 43%
 Sold & Unoccupied 24 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 28 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 53 14%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 550 23%
 2 Bedroom 1,360 56%
 3+ Bedroom 512 21%
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

The median household income of $73,377 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50021 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 50021 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 9,360 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,195 25%
 No Earnings 3,435 20%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 9,360 55%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,195 25%
 No Earnings 3,435 20%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,228 93%
 Public transportation 141 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 205 2%
 Worked at Home 546 5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 50021 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 199 3%
 High School Graduate 2,623 36%
 Associate's degree 886 12%
 Bachelor's degree 2,410 33%
 Master's degree 785 11%
 Professional school degree 122 2%
 Doctorate degree 173 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,203 79%
 Enrolled in Private School 436 11%
 Not Enrolled in School 397 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50021

ZIP Code 50021 is in the Ankeny Community School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50021.

East Elementary School
710 SE 3rd
Ankeny, IA 50021
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ankeny Community School District
Southeast Elementary School
1005 SE Trilein Dr
Ankeny, IA 50021
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ankeny Community School District
Terrace Elementary School
310 NW School St
Ankeny, IA 50021
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ankeny Community School District
Northeast Elementary
1705 NE Trilein
Ankeny, IA 50021
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ankeny Community School District

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