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ZIP Code 50501

Primary City:Fort Dodge, IA (View All Cities)
County: Webster County
Timezone: Central (6:03pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.5, -94.2
ZIP (~15 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50501

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50501. 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 50501. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50501, 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:
Fort Dodge, IA
Unacceptable:
Clayworks, Coalville, Crossroads Center, Palm Grove, Tara, West Fort Dodge

Stats and Demographics for the 50501 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50501 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 50501 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of young adults 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 50501 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 29,078
Population Density 186 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,902
Median Home Value $85,000
Land Area 155.96 sq mi
Water Area 1.26 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,848
Median Household Income $39,710

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8769209271,3461,4301,1799047458389681,064984787577428383320255
Female8527888461,0269308137426957219891,0421,021911622559540487563
Total1,7281,7081,7732,3722,3601,9921,6461,4401,5591,9572,1062,0051,6981,199987923807818

Gender

 Male 14,931 51%
 Female 14,147 49%
Gender

Race

 White 26,354 90.6%
 Black Or African American 1,413 4.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 98 0.3%
 Asian 233 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 377 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 596 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1669181,0891,7121,7811,179940338
Renter537766532685469260280196
Total7031,6841,6212,3972,2501,4391,220534

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,062 43%
 Single Guardian 1,939 16%
 Singles 4,135 35%
 Singles With Roommate 712 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,582 72%
 Households with Kids 3,266 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male160184179182194172205166183181178181192195178232201277458421
Female179159168161157148143181159153161186157189165177184219281248
Total339343347343351320348347342334339367349384343409385496739669

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50501 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 50501 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 50501 real estate data, the median home value of $85,000 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 50501. Rentals in 50501 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50501 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 26,515 91.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,249 4.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 44 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 345 1.2%
 Other Institutional 54 0.2%
 College Student Housing 768 2.6%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 103 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,956 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,167 25%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,725 29%
 Households Vacant 1,054 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 466 44%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 1%
 For Sale Only 228 22%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 64 6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 251 24%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 69 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,092 27%
 2 Bedroom 2,140 52%
 3+ Bedroom 779 19%
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 $39,710 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50501 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 50501 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 8,714 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,876 30%
 No Earnings 7,562 33%
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 8,714 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,876 30%
 No Earnings 7,562 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,454 90.9%
 Public transportation 24 0.2%
 Taxicab 7 0.1%
 Motorcycle 50 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 515 4.1%
 Worked at Home 557 4.4%
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 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 1,258 14%
 High School Graduate 5,001 54%
 Associate's degree 1,049 11%
 Bachelor's degree 1,181 13%
 Master's degree 475 5%
 Professional school degree 219 2%
 Doctorate degree 75 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,813 73.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 986 19.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 396 7.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50501

ZIP Code 50501 is in the Fort Dodge Community School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50501.

Butler Elementary School
945 South 18th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
Cooper Elementary School
2420 14th Ave North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
Duncombe Elementary School
615 North 16th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
Feelhaver Elementary School
1300 14th Ave North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
Riverside Elementary School
733 F St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
Fair Oaks Middle School
416 South 10th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
Riverside Elc
733 F St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
Fort Dodge High School
819 North 25th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
Phillips Middle School
1015 5th Ave North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Fort Dodge Community School District
St Edmond Catholic School
2220 4th Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Community Christian School
3058 10th Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Harvest Baptist School
614 2nd Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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