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ZIP Code 50242

Primary City:Searsboro, IA (View All Cities)
County: Poweshiek County
Timezone: Central (3:43am)
Coordinates:41.56, -92.69
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50242. 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 50242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50242, 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:
Searsboro, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 50242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50242 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 50242 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 small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50242 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 439
Population Density 11 people per sq mi
Housing Units 201
Median Home Value $116,700
Land Area 41.24 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 182
Median Household Income $53,646

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male101218201013149172217172199842
Female101091691511131213212112971126
Total2022273619282522293538383318161968

Gender

 Male 232 53%
 Female 207 47%
Gender

Race

 White 433 98.6%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 4 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner01418314212146
Renter412893711
Total42626404519157

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 112 62%
 Single Guardian 15 8%
 Singles 49 27%
 Singles With Roommate 6 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 132 73%
 Households with Kids 50 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male41314112444064556311
Female21411141314202235332
Total627252537582667811643

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50242 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50242 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 50242 real estate data, the median home value of $116,700 is slightly less 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 50242. Rentals in 50242 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 439 100%
 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 86 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 51 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 45 22%
 Households Vacant 19 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 11%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 26%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 9 47%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 14 48%
 2 Bedroom 7 24%
 3+ Bedroom 8 28%
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 $53,646 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50242 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. 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 50242 can expect to fall in that range. 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 138 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 105 36%
 No Earnings 46 16%
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 138 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 105 36%
 No Earnings 46 16%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 196 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 15 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 7 5%
 High School Graduate 81 63%
 Associate's degree 13 10%
 Bachelor's degree 19 15%
 Master's degree 8 6%
 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 46 67%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 23 33%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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