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ZIP Code 50543

Primary City:Gowrie, IA (View All Cities)
County: Webster County
Timezone: Central (9:59pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.3, -94.3
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50543

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50543. 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 50543. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50543, 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:
Gowrie, IA
Unacceptable:
Slifer

Stats and Demographics for the 50543 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50543 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 50543 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50543 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,492
Population Density 18 people per sq mi
Housing Units 683
Median Home Value $88,000
Land Area 82.17 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 618
Median Household Income $44,583

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male434763593424323648535064363035262317
Female324153722836343844626954373327363343
Total75881161316260667492115119118736362625660

Gender

 Male 720 48%
 Female 772 52%
Gender

Race

 White 1,456 97.6%
 Black Or African American 18 1.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.1%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 2 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 13 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3386610997725724
Renter182418301772216
Total216284139114797940

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 331 54%
 Single Guardian 90 15%
 Singles 181 29%
 Singles With Roommate 16 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 403 65%
 Households with Kids 215 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male12771351191111181291014161317497
Female108641084118712139121419191286
Total2215131715191322192524221926303236161713

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50543 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 50543 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50543 real estate data, the median home value of $88,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 50543. Rentals in 50543 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50543 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,462 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 30 2%
 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 260 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 206 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 152 22%
 Households Vacant 65 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 8 12%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 3%
 For Sale Only 16 25%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 30 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 18 14%
 2 Bedroom 59 46%
 3+ Bedroom 52 40%
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 $44,583 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50543 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 50543 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 50543 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 501 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 399 32%
 No Earnings 353 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 501 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 399 32%
 No Earnings 353 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 650 83%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 49 6%
 Worked at Home 85 11%
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 58 10.4%
 High School Graduate 287 51.4%
 Associate's degree 114 20.4%
 Bachelor's degree 55 9.9%
 Master's degree 33 5.9%
 Professional school degree 4 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 7 1.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 251 97%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 8 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50543

ZIP Code 50543 is in the Prairie Valley Community School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50543.

Prairie Valley High School
1005 Riddle St
Gowrie, IA 50543
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Prairie Valley Community School District

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