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ZIP Code 51002

Primary City:Alta, IA (View All Cities)
County: Buena Vista County
Timezone: Central (3:54pm)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.7, -95.3
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51002

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51002. 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 51002. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51002, 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:
Alta, IA
Unacceptable:
Hanover

Stats and Demographics for the 51002 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51002 is located in northwest 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 51002 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is 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 51002 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,741
Population Density 24 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,230
Median Home Value $105,100
Land Area 114.69 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,105
Median Household Income $53,380

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male113869290721077471749312097625747383621
Female116818595768472637510112196546763484153
Total229167177185148191146134149194241193116124110867774

Gender

 Male 1,350 49%
 Female 1,391 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,533 92.4%
 Black Or African American 36 1.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 35 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 108 3.9%
 Two Or More Races 26 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner271131011951501189439
Renter2661444229172029
Total5317414523717913511468

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 640 58%
 Single Guardian 133 12%
 Singles 288 26%
 Singles With Roommate 44 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 769 70%
 Households with Kids 336 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male153221151514172317161621211825202015106
Female18123130151416132314211714191721242497
Total3344524530283336403037383537424144391913

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51002 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51002 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51002 real estate data, the median home value of $105,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 51002 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 51002 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51002 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,741 100%
 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 481 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 356 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 268 22%
 Households Vacant 125 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 33 26%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 15 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 10%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 58 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 25 9%
 1 Bedroom 65 25%
 2 Bedroom 72 27%
 3+ Bedroom 103 39%
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 $53,380 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 51002 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. More commuters in 51002 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 1,079 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 473 22%
 No Earnings 593 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 1,079 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 473 22%
 No Earnings 593 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,246 90.5%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 5 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 59 4.3%
 Worked at Home 67 4.9%
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 128 13.7%
 High School Graduate 472 50.4%
 Associate's degree 92 9.8%
 Bachelor's degree 197 21.0%
 Master's degree 34 3.6%
 Professional school degree 11 1.2%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 342 80.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 48 11.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 34 8.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51002

ZIP Code 51002 is in the Alta Community School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51002.

Alta Elementary School
1009 Main St
Alta, IA 51002
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Alta Community School District
Alta Senior High School
1009 South Main St
Alta, IA 51002
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Alta Community School District

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