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ZIP Code 51301

Primary City:Spencer, IA (View All Cities)
County: Clay County
Timezone: Central (6:20am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.1, -95.2
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51301

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51301. 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 51301. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51301, 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:
Spencer, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 51301 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51301 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 51301 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51301 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,691
Population Density 81 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,098
Median Home Value $112,200
Land Area 156.26 sq mi
Water Area 0.86 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,600
Median Household Income $47,722

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male430376401412324394380361359439471438344261225172166154
Female417409398373317361388344351456484477368301262251258369
Total847785799785641755768705710895955915712562487423424523

Gender

 Male 6,107 48%
 Female 6,584 52%
Gender

Race

 White 12,195 96.1%
 Black Or African American 65 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 33 0.3%
 Asian 84 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 165 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 148 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner56429541818778515454209
Renter246404260264201153127145
Total3028338011,082979668581354

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,742 49%
 Single Guardian 703 13%
 Singles 1,860 33%
 Singles With Roommate 295 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,051 72%
 Households with Kids 1,549 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male83838610279817473696962998685838088956662
Female9182908499816981799580816181787988824660
Total174165176186178162143154148164142180147166161159176177112122

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51301 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51301 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 51301 real estate data, the median home value of $112,200 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 51301. Rentals in 51301 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 51301 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,457 98.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 12 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 196 1.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 19 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 7 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,334 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,466 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,800 30%
 Households Vacant 498 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 222 45%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 1%
 For Sale Only 59 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 15 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 184 37%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 558 36%
 2 Bedroom 582 37%
 3+ Bedroom 420 27%
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 $47,722 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 51301 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. More commuters in 51301 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 4,906 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,550 25%
 No Earnings 2,819 27%
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 4,906 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,550 25%
 No Earnings 2,819 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,800 87.9%
 Public transportation 33 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 373 5.7%
 Worked at Home 390 5.9%
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 315 7.3%
 High School Graduate 2,630 61.0%
 Associate's degree 525 12.2%
 Bachelor's degree 693 16.1%
 Master's degree 106 2.5%
 Professional school degree 35 0.8%
 Doctorate degree 4 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,026 86.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 185 7.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 134 5.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51301

ZIP Code 51301 is in the Spencer Community School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51301.

Fairview Park Elementary School
1508 5th Ave East
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Spencer Community School District
Johnson Elementary
724 West 9th St
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Spencer Community School District
Lincoln Elementary School
615 4th Ave SW
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Spencer Community School District
Spencer Middle School
1400 10th Ave East
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Spencer Community School District
Johnson Elementary
724 West 9th St
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Spencer Community School District
Lincoln Elemenetary School
615 4th Ave SW
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Spencer Community School District
Fairview Park Elementary
1508 5th Ave East
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Spencer Community School District
Spencer High School
800 East 3rd St
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Spencer Community School District
Sacred Heart School
1111 4th Ave W
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School
500 4th Ave SW
Spencer, IA 51301
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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