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ZIP Code 51503

Primary City:Council Bluffs, IA (View All Cities)
County: Pottawattamie County
Timezone: Central (6:27am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.2, -95.8
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51503

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51503. 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 51503. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51503, 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
Unacceptable:
Co Bluffs

Stats and Demographics for the 51503 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51503 is located in southwest 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 51503 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51503 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,376
Population Density 306 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,251
Median Home Value $163,800
Land Area 118.73 sq mi
Water Area 1.46 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,298
Median Household Income $58,226

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
Male1,1171,1831,1371,4671,1741,0959969911,0821,2851,3981,2621,032706556486377304
Female1,1311,0851,1161,4271,1601,0179431,0221,0821,3861,3931,3761,065836712643593741
Total2,2482,2682,2532,8942,3342,1121,9392,0132,1642,6712,7912,6382,0971,5421,2681,1299701,045

Gender

 Male 17,648 49%
 Female 18,728 51%
Gender

Race

 White 34,464 94.7%
 Black Or African American 493 1.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 141 0.4%
 Asian 207 0.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 15 0.0%
 Other Race 529 1.5%
 Two Or More Races 527 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1061,0151,5292,2642,2461,392941340
Renter606881676723519316437307
Total7121,8962,2052,9872,7651,7081,378647

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,449 52%
 Single Guardian 2,091 15%
 Singles 3,896 27%
 Singles With Roommate 862 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 10,023 70%
 Households with Kids 4,275 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male211221221228250230216268219247210257206217264226238309430331
Female217239207224207229217227205235216237206222241250252296388294
Total428460428452457459433495424482426494412439505476490605818625

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51503 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 51503 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51503 real estate data, the median home value of $163,800 is slightly higher 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 51503. Rentals in 51503 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51503 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 34,820 95.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 71 0.2%
 Juvenile Facilities 51 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 539 1.5%
 Other Institutional 97 0.3%
 College Student Housing 782 2.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 16 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,100 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,733 18%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,465 29%
 Households Vacant 953 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 439 46%
 Rented & Unoccupied 24 3%
 For Sale Only 182 19%
 Sold & Unoccupied 39 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 50 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 219 23%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 236 6%
 1 Bedroom 1,368 32%
 2 Bedroom 1,823 43%
 3+ Bedroom 848 20%
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 $58,226 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 51503 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 51503 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 13,632 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,180 24%
 No Earnings 8,695 29%
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 13,632 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,180 24%
 No Earnings 8,695 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 17,466 93.7%
 Public transportation 122 0.7%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 33 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 353 1.9%
 Worked at Home 669 3.6%
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 1,118 9%
 High School Graduate 6,217 52%
 Associate's degree 1,280 11%
 Bachelor's degree 2,335 20%
 Master's degree 597 5%
 Professional school degree 159 1%
 Doctorate degree 148 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,449 77.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 944 13.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 682 9.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51503

ZIP Code 51503 is in the Council Bluffs Community School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51503.

Gerald W Kirn Middle School
100 North Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Hoover Elementary School
1205 North Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Lewis & Clark Elementary School
1603 Grand Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
College View Elementary
1225 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Titan Hill Intermediate School
4125 Harry Langdon Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lewis Central Community School District
Lewis Central Middle School
3820 Harry Langdon Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lewis Central Community School District
Abraham Lincoln High School
1205 Bonham Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Council Bluffs Community School District
Lewis Central Senior High School
3504 Harry Langdon Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lewis Central Community School District
St Albert Catholic Schools
400 Gleason Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Montessori Childrens House
400 Cloverdale Dr
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Bridgewood Education
525 Woodbury Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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