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ZIP Code 50056

Primary City:Colo, IA (View All Cities)
County: Story County
Timezone: Central (5:39am)
Coordinates:42.0, -93.3
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50056

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50056. 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 50056. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50056, 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:
Colo, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 50056 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50056 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 50056 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50056 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,372
Population Density 24 people per sq mi
Housing Units 592
Median Home Value $115,800
Land Area 57.48 sq mi
Water Area 0.12 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 551
Median Household Income $53,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male493960443341354042437459492323161414
Female355446431739333843597054292418262422
Total8493106875080687885102144113784741423836

Gender

 Male 698 51%
 Female 674 49%
Gender

Race

 White 1,353 98.6%
 Black Or African American 3 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 7 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 7 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner95259104108464523
Renter112023249477
Total207282128117505230

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 328 60%
 Single Guardian 73 13%
 Singles 125 23%
 Singles With Roommate 25 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 379 69%
 Households with Kids 172 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male109101171367612138131491015648
Female6771014517108681013988101435
Total161617212118231714182118262317182520713

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50056 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50056 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50056 real estate data, the median home value of $115,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50056 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50056 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50056 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,372 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 287 48%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 159 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 105 18%
 Households Vacant 41 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 22%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Sale Only 9 22%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 22%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 11 27%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 31 25%
 2 Bedroom 46 37%
 3+ Bedroom 49 39%
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 $53,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50056 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 50056 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 515 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 208 20%
 No Earnings 307 30%
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 515 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 208 20%
 No Earnings 307 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 573 90.4%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 5 0.8%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 20 3.2%
 Worked at Home 36 5.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 43 9%
 High School Graduate 285 61%
 Associate's degree 76 16%
 Bachelor's degree 37 8%
 Master's degree 15 3%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 13 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 225 75.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 37 12.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 35 11.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50056

ZIP Code 50056 is in the Colo-Nesco School Community School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50056.

Colo-Nesco South Early Learning Center
919 West St
Colo, IA 50056
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colo-Nesco School Community School District
Colo-Nesco Junior/Senior High Learning Center
919 West St
Colo, IA 50056
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Colo-Nesco School Community School District

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