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ZIP Code 51459

Primary City:Ralston, IA (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Greene County
Timezone: Central (1:56am)
Coordinates:42.044, -94.635
ZIP (~900 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51459

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51459. 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 51459. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51459, 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:
Ralston, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 51459 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51459 is located in west Iowa and covers a slightly less 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 51459 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 an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51459 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 75
Population Density 143 people per sq mi
Housing Units 42
Median Home Value $44,400
Land Area 0.52 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 35
Median Household Income $45,833

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 38

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


 Male 35 47%
 Female 40 53%


 White 75 100%
 Black Or African American 0 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 0 0%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 13 37%
 Single Guardian 5 14%
 Singles 16 46%
 Singles With Roommate 1 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 25 71%
 Households with Kids 10 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51459 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51459 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51459 real estate data, the median home value of $44,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 51459 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51459 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 75 100%
 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 12 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 19 45%
 Renter Occupied Households 4 10%
 Households Vacant 7 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 14%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1 14%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 4 57%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 1 50%
 3+ Bedroom 1 50%
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 $45,833 is compared to the rest of the country.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 51459 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 51459 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 28 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 24 36%
 No Earnings 14 21%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 28 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 24 36%
 No Earnings 14 21%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 40 80%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 3 6%
 Worked at Home 7 14%
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 2 7%
 High School Graduate 17 59%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 10 34%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 21 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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