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ZIP Code 50479

Primary City:Thornton, IA (View All Cities)
County: Cerro Gordo County
Timezone: Central (8:10pm)
Area code: 641 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.9, -93.4
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50479

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50479. 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 50479. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50479, 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:
Thornton, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 50479 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50479 is located in north 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 50479 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors 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 50479 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 684
Population Density 12 people per sq mi
Housing Units 325
Median Home Value $69,500
Land Area 58.02 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 295
Median Household Income $41,800

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male19162030171420192525282629191313166
Female101630242010161818282325281114101711
Total293250543724363743535151573027233317

Gender

 Male 355 52%
 Female 329 48%
Gender

Race

 White 671 98%
 Black Or African American 6 1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 7 1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner419364652273213
Renter913101110751
Total1332465762343714

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 177 60%
 Single Guardian 26 9%
 Singles 79 27%
 Singles With Roommate 13 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 216 73%
 Households with Kids 79 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male34442413663443982565
Female24222224668538475445
Total5866463712121197111315791010

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50479 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50479 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50479 real estate data, the median home value of $69,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50479 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50479 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50479 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 684 100%
 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 129 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 100 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 66 20%
 Households Vacant 30 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 10%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 4 13%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 23 77%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 11 18%
 2 Bedroom 20 32%
 3+ Bedroom 31 50%
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 $41,800 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50479 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. Most commuters in 50479 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 229 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 115 24%
 No Earnings 136 28%
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 229 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 115 24%
 No Earnings 136 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 263 90%
 Public transportation 3 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 15 5%
 Worked at Home 12 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 31 15%
 High School Graduate 129 61%
 Associate's degree 33 16%
 Bachelor's degree 14 7%
 Master's degree 5 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 76 92%
 Enrolled in Private School 3 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 4 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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