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ZIP Code 51247

Primary City:Rock Valley, IA (View All Cities)
County: Sioux County
Timezone: Central (5:52am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.2, -96.4
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51247

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51247. 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 51247. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51247, 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 Valley, IA
Unacceptable:
Carmel

Stats and Demographics for the 51247 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51247 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 51247 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors 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 51247 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,870
Population Density 44 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,839
Median Home Value $124,900
Land Area 111.72 sq mi
Water Area 0.12 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,748
Median Household Income $56,484

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2162141761841471941421361521421701331008074736239
Female2281931901521241551431491101421481419610390849692
Total444407366336271349285285262284318274196183164157158131

Gender

 Male 2,434 50%
 Female 2,436 50%
Gender

Race

 White 4,534 93.1%
 Black Or African American 13 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.0%
 Asian 14 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 245 5.0%
 Two Or More Races 61 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4922123626323117717868
Renter4088655222162814
Total8930930131525319320682

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,179 67%
 Single Guardian 108 6%
 Singles 409 23%
 Singles With Roommate 52 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,119 64%
 Households with Kids 629 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4643524538484142454137313433374340382629
Female4644434939383842363644364232343032332317
Total9287959477867984817781677665717372714946

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51247 has a small 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 51247 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 51247 real estate data, the median home value of $124,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 51247 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 51247 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51247 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,770 97.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 8 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 59 1.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 33 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 855 46%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 568 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 325 18%
 Households Vacant 91 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 31 34%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Sale Only 12 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 11%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 4 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 32 35%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 64 18%
 2 Bedroom 76 21%
 3+ Bedroom 219 61%
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 $56,484 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 51247 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. The commute in 51247 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 1,460 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,377 40%
 No Earnings 584 17%
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 1,460 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,377 40%
 No Earnings 584 17%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,136 83.4%
 Public transportation 9 0.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 63 2.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 136 5.3%
 Worked at Home 217 8.5%
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 201 16%
 High School Graduate 695 55%
 Associate's degree 222 18%
 Bachelor's degree 102 8%
 Master's degree 44 3%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 727 49.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 545 36.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 208 14.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51247

ZIP Code 51247 is in the Rock Valley Community School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51247.

Rock Valley Jr-Sr High School
1712 20th Ave
Rock Valley, IA 51247
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Rock Valley Community School District
Rock Valley Elementary School
1712 20th Ave
Rock Valley, IA 51247
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rock Valley Community School District
Rock Valley Christian School
1405 17th St
Rock Valley, IA 51247
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Netherlands Reformed Christian School
712 20th Ave SE
Rock Valley, IA 51247
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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