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ZIP Code 51201

Primary City:Sheldon, IA (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (6:25pm)
Coordinates:43.2, -95.9
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51201

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51201. 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 51201. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51201, 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:
Sheldon, IA
Unacceptable:
Ritter

Stats and Demographics for the 51201 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51201 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 51201 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51201 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,193
Population Density 54 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,768
Median Home Value $131,600
Land Area 114.18 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,585
Median Household Income $55,102

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male219221214270190208202180186220233195155111851128959
Female187189199188158178157162172213225217165125123142108136
Total406410413458348386359342358433458412320236208254197195

Gender

 Male 3,149 51%
 Female 3,044 49%
Gender

Race

 White 5,849 94.4%
 Black Or African American 34 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.1%
 Asian 66 1.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 196 3.2%
 Two Or More Races 42 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3020227036134624323970
Renter14817610010074478594
Total178378370461420290324164

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,378 53%
 Single Guardian 221 9%
 Singles 845 33%
 Singles With Roommate 141 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,868 72%
 Households with Kids 717 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4550454563413539435139384838324548658059
Female3432324234453530454039443145334241363635
Total798277879786706988917882798365878910111694

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51201 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51201 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 51201 real estate data, the median home value of $131,600 is slightly less than average 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 51201. Rentals in 51201 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 $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51201 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,040 97.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 29 0.5%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 124 2.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,013 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 748 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 824 30%
 Households Vacant 183 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 46 25.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Sale Only 32 17.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 19 10.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 80 43.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 70 8%
 1 Bedroom 367 39%
 2 Bedroom 295 32%
 3+ Bedroom 201 22%
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 $55,102 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 51201 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 51201 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 2,251 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,648 31%
 No Earnings 1,379 26%
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 2,251 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,648 31%
 No Earnings 1,379 26%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,955 86%
 Public transportation 98 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 171 5%
 Worked at Home 231 7%
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 231 10.1%
 High School Graduate 1,350 59.2%
 Associate's degree 166 7.3%
 Bachelor's degree 302 13.2%
 Master's degree 125 5.5%
 Professional school degree 91 4.0%
 Doctorate degree 16 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 874 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 157 14%
 Not Enrolled in School 93 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51201

ZIP Code 51201 is in the Sheldon Community School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51201.

East Elementary School
501 Normal College Ave
Sheldon, IA 51201
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sheldon Community School District
Sheldon Middle School
310 23rd Ave
Sheldon, IA 51201
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Sheldon Community School District
Sheldon High School
1700 East Fourth St
Sheldon, IA 51201
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Sheldon Community School District
St Patrick Elementary School
1020 4th Ave
Sheldon, IA 51201
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Sheldon Christian School
1425 E 9th St
Sheldon, IA 51201
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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