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ZIP Code 50144

Primary City:Leon, IA (View All Cities)
County: Decatur County
Timezone: Central (11:43am)
Area code: 641 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.7, -93.7
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50144

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50144. 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 50144. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50144, 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:
Leon, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 50144 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50144 is located in south Iowa and covers a slightly higher 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 50144 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50144 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,901
Population Density 21 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,349
Median Home Value $68,900
Land Area 139.56 sq mi
Water Area 0.44 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,174
Median Household Income $39,760

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1219511112269786586829282101964671463331
Female94918893668067828410298105807571695574
Total21518619921513515813216816619418020617612114211588105

Gender

 Male 1,427 49%
 Female 1,474 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,848 98.2%
 Black Or African American 13 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.2%
 Asian 20 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 4 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 11 0.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner15741181601841289839
Renter2771645942383522
Total4214518221922616613361

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 596 51%
 Single Guardian 164 14%
 Singles 362 31%
 Singles With Roommate 52 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 829 71%
 Households with Kids 345 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2526231920201716222227191825262726202315
Female2124181525221613151622121820192514221313
Total4650413445423329373849313645455240423628

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50144 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50144 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50144 real estate data, the median home value of $68,900 is low 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 50144. Rentals in 50144 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50144 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,842 98.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 58 2.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 435 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 381 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 358 27%
 Households Vacant 175 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 39 22%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Sale Only 13 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 27 15%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 91 52%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 19 5%
 1 Bedroom 141 39%
 2 Bedroom 83 23%
 3+ Bedroom 115 32%
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 $39,760 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50144 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. More commuters in 50144 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 751 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 584 27%
 No Earnings 828 38%
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 751 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 584 27%
 No Earnings 828 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,004 89%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 48 4%
 Worked at Home 75 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 183 21%
 High School Graduate 526 61%
 Associate's degree 75 9%
 Bachelor's degree 62 7%
 Master's degree 20 2%
 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 459 86%
 Enrolled in Private School 35 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 37 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50144

ZIP Code 50144 is in the Central Decatur Community School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50144.

Central Decatur Ms/Sr High School
1201 NE Poplar
Leon, IA 50144
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Central Decatur Community School District
South Elementary School
201 SE 6th St
Leon, IA 50144
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Central Decatur Community School District
North Elementary School
1203 NE Poplar St
Leon, IA 50144
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Central Decatur Community School District

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