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ZIP Code 51246

Primary City:Rock Rapids, IA (View All Cities)
County: Lyon County
Timezone: Central (8:35am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.4, -96.2
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51246

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51246. 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 51246. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51246, 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:
Rock Rapids, IA
Unacceptable:
Edna

Stats and Demographics for the 51246 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51246 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 51246 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s 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 51246 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,844
Population Density 23 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,678
Median Home Value $108,000
Land Area 163.89 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,515
Median Household Income $52,500

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
Male14217613914074961131031191311391311066342584249
Female13915112813475841251071141211361339470868781116
Total281327267274149180238210233252275264200133128145123165

Gender

 Male 1,863 48%
 Female 1,981 52%
Gender

Race

 White 3,766 98.0%
 Black Or African American 5 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 0.1%
 Asian 7 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 45 1.2%
 Two Or More Races 18 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2115419324623312515769
Renter3460424640243536
Total55214235292273149192105

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 905 60%
 Single Guardian 142 9%
 Singles 433 29%
 Singles With Roommate 35 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,031 68%
 Households with Kids 484 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male3130292743253838323329203225213934331313
Female2230312828353522313034242119422319341616
Total5360605571607360636363445344636253672929

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51246 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51246 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51246 real estate data, the median home value of $108,000 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 51246. Rentals in 51246 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51246 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,759 97.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 17 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 68 1.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 683 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 515 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 317 19%
 Households Vacant 163 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 47 29%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Sale Only 23 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 11 7%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 71 44%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 8 3%
 1 Bedroom 88 37%
 2 Bedroom 91 38%
 3+ Bedroom 54 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 $52,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 51246 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 51246 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 51246 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 1,404 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 777 28%
 No Earnings 628 22%
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 1,404 50%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 777 28%
 No Earnings 628 22%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,625 84%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 201 10%
 Worked at Home 101 5%
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 143 12%
 High School Graduate 656 56%
 Associate's degree 108 9%
 Bachelor's degree 203 17%
 Master's degree 32 3%
 Professional school degree 18 2%
 Doctorate degree 21 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 723 78%
 Enrolled in Private School 85 9%
 Not Enrolled in School 115 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51246

ZIP Code 51246 is in the Central Lyon Community School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51246.

Central Lyon Elementary School
1105 South Story
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Central Lyon Community School District
Central Lyon Middle School
1105 South Story
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Central Lyon Community School District
Central Lyon Senior High School
1010 South Greene St
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Central Lyon Community School District

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