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ZIP Code 50401

Primary City:Mason City, IA (View All Cities)
County: Cerro Gordo County
Timezone: Central (10:42pm)
Area code: 641 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.1, -93.2
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50401

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50401. 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 50401. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50401, 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:
Mason City, IA
Unacceptable:
Central Heights, Emery, Freeman, Hanford, Portland, Winnebago Heights

Stats and Demographics for the 50401 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50401 is located in north 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 50401 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50401 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 29,837
Population Density 200 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,147
Median Home Value $99,800
Land Area 149.16 sq mi
Water Area 0.46 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,103
Median Household Income $42,458

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9329099051,0849349658257988741,0461,1701,140805551478408344258
Female8898389031,0348788738337918621,1081,2241,141951689625580563629
Total1,8211,7471,8082,1181,8121,8381,6581,5891,7362,1542,3942,2811,7561,2401,103988907887

Gender

 Male 14,426 48%
 Female 15,411 52%
Gender

Race

 White 28,059 94.0%
 Black Or African American 526 1.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 77 0.3%
 Asian 254 0.9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 360 1.2%
 Two Or More Races 554 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1309791,2471,9761,9831,2041,032387
Renter614910648684514294290211
Total7441,8891,8952,6602,4971,4981,322598

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,805 44%
 Single Guardian 1,923 15%
 Singles 4,510 34%
 Singles With Roommate 865 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,622 73%
 Households with Kids 3,481 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male205194184195184170169194192187195173177173177206167210324250
Female166174179198164167174168165171195182169186197183178223253190
Total371368363393348337343362357358390355346359374389345433577440

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50401 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50401 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50401 real estate data, the median home value of $99,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50401 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50401 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50401 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 28,936 97.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 92 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 51 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 344 1.2%
 Other Institutional 6 0.0%
 College Student Housing 307 1.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 101 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,649 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,289 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,165 29%
 Households Vacant 1,044 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 400 38%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 2%
 For Sale Only 194 19%
 Sold & Unoccupied 65 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 83 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 284 27%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 107 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,690 39%
 2 Bedroom 1,569 36%
 3+ Bedroom 979 23%
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 $42,458 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50401 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. The commute in 50401 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 9,930 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,799 28%
 No Earnings 7,178 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 9,930 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,799 28%
 No Earnings 7,178 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,583 90.8%
 Public transportation 229 1.5%
 Taxicab 47 0.3%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 701 4.7%
 Worked at Home 396 2.6%
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 785 8.2%
 High School Graduate 5,612 58.4%
 Associate's degree 1,388 14.4%
 Bachelor's degree 1,246 13.0%
 Master's degree 312 3.2%
 Professional school degree 226 2.4%
 Doctorate degree 45 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,143 81.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 760 14.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 201 3.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50401

ZIP Code 50401 is in the Mason City Community School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50401.

Harding Elementary School
1239 North Rhode Island Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mason City Community School District
Hoover Elementary School
1123 8th St NW
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mason City Community School District
Jefferson Elementary School
1421 4th St SE
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mason City Community School District
Roosevelt Elementary School
313 15th St SE
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mason City Community School District
Lincoln Intermediate
1625 South Pennsylvania Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mason City Community School District
Alternative School
19 North Illinois Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mason City Community School District
John Adams Middle School
29 South Illinois Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Mason City Community School District
Mason City High School
1700 4th St SE
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mason City Community School District
Newman Catholic School
2445 19th St SW
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
North Iowa Christian School
811 N Kentucky Ave
Mason City, IA 50401
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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