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ZIP Code 50278

Primary City:Zearing, IA (View All Cities)
County: Story County
Timezone: Central (7:44am)
Coordinates:42.15, -93.29
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50278

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50278. 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 50278. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50278, 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:
Zearing, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 50278 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50278 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 50278 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50278 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 842
Population Density 16 people per sq mi
Housing Units 381
Median Home Value $92,000
Land Area 53.60 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 339
Median Household Income $58,482

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male25282927252219183729343522201612188
Female202933261417302221293434132115201525
Total455762533939494058586869354131323333

Gender

 Male 424 50%
 Female 418 50%
Gender

Race

 White 835 99.2%
 Black Or African American 1 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 6 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner533416054403711
Renter71312125342
Total1246537259434113

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 203 60%
 Single Guardian 38 11%
 Singles 90 27%
 Singles With Roommate 8 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 237 70%
 Households with Kids 102 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male610526097678563866526
Female363256675851064753741
Total91684116151411151315127151191267

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50278 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 50278 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50278 real estate data, the median home value of $92,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50278 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50278 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50278 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 814 97%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 28 3%
 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 167 44%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 114 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 58 15%
 Households Vacant 42 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 9 21%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Sale Only 11 26%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 15 36%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 5 8%
 2 Bedroom 36 61%
 3+ Bedroom 18 31%
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 $58,482 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50278 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. In 50278 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 378 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 161 21%
 No Earnings 240 31%
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 378 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 161 21%
 No Earnings 240 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 437 91%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 18 4%
 Worked at Home 25 5%
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 26 8%
 High School Graduate 194 63%
 Associate's degree 45 15%
 Bachelor's degree 22 7%
 Master's degree 21 7%
 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 178 93%
 Enrolled in Private School 8 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 5 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50278

ZIP Code 50278 is in the Colo-Nesco School Community School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50278.

Colo-Nesco Elementary Learning Center
407 North Center
Zearing, IA 50278
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Colo-Nesco School Community School District

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