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ZIP Code 51501

Primary City:Council Bluffs, IA (View All Cities)
County: Pottawattamie County
Timezone: Central (10:37am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.23, -95.88
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51501

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51501. 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 51501. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51501, 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:
Council Bluffs, IA
Acceptable:
Council Blfs, Manawa
Unacceptable:
Co Bluffs

Stats and Demographics for the 51501 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51501 is located in southwest Iowa and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 51501 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51501 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 35,406
Population Density 1,466 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,072
Median Home Value $95,900
Land Area 24.16 sq mi
Water Area 2.35 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,097
Median Household Income $40,969

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,4031,2401,1391,2071,2671,4131,2971,1411,1521,2541,2011,084843628441315214145
Female1,3331,2101,1241,1721,3131,4481,1791,0611,0801,3051,3241,133932713565473375282
Total2,7362,4502,2632,3792,5802,8612,4762,2022,2322,5592,5252,2171,7751,3411,006788589427

Gender

 Male 17,384 49%
 Female 18,022 51%
Gender

Race

 White 31,434 88.8%
 Black Or African American 694 2.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 231 0.7%
 Asian 295 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 11 0.0%
 Other Race 1,708 4.8%
 Two Or More Races 1,033 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1971,2311,3411,8401,7451,170784248
Renter7351,2481,0161,090714394241103
Total9322,4792,3572,9302,4591,5641,025351

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,392 38%
 Single Guardian 3,479 25%
 Singles 4,151 29%
 Singles With Roommate 1,075 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,458 67%
 Households with Kids 4,639 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male299251298262283244242239232272217212236202241217252248249239
Female280266229271236236258243237223226216224235228237224245238239
Total579517527533519480500482469495443428460437469454476493487478

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51501 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 51501 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 51501 real estate data, the median home value of $95,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 51501 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 51501 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51501 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 34,955 98.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 291 0.8%
 Juvenile Facilities 14 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 146 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,143 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,413 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,541 37%
 Households Vacant 975 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 415 43%
 Rented & Unoccupied 21 2%
 For Sale Only 189 19%
 Sold & Unoccupied 47 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 49 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 254 26%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 231 5%
 1 Bedroom 1,339 28%
 2 Bedroom 2,087 43%
 3+ Bedroom 1,202 25%
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 $40,969 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 51501 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 51501 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 12,737 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,157 23%
 No Earnings 8,027 30%
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 12,737 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,157 23%
 No Earnings 8,027 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,404 93.3%
 Public transportation 189 1.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 23 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 450 2.7%
 Worked at Home 438 2.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,798 16.7%
 High School Graduate 7,188 66.8%
 Associate's degree 746 6.9%
 Bachelor's degree 833 7.7%
 Master's degree 146 1.4%
 Professional school degree 48 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 6 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,146 82.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 436 5.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 907 12.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51501

ZIP Code 51501 is in the Council Bluffs Community School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51501.

Bloomer Elementary School
210 South 7th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Edison Elementary School
2218 3rd Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Franklin Elementary School
3130 Ave C
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Longfellow Elementary School
2011 South 10th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Roosevelt Elementary School
517 North 17th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Rue Elementary School
3326 6th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Walnut Grove Elementary School
2920 Ave J
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
712 North 21st St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
E a Kreft Primary School
3206 Renner Dr
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lewis Central Community School District
Thomas Jefferson High School
2501 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Heartland Christian School
400 Wright Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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