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ZIP Code 51521

Primary City:Avoca, IA (View All Cities)
County: Pottawattamie County
Timezone: Central (2:17am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.5, -95.4
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51521

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51521. 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 51521. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51521, 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:
Avoca, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 51521 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51521 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 51521 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51521 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,036
Population Density 24 people per sq mi
Housing Units 938
Median Home Value $102,600
Land Area 85.72 sq mi
Water Area 0.48 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 873
Median Household Income $51,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male605977733952564661828981624931373117
Female658061533849605651807893615844572525
Total1251391381267710111610211216216717412310775945642

Gender

 Male 1,002 49%
 Female 1,034 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,018 99.1%
 Black Or African American 3 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 2 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 9 0.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner76293143145958333
Renter135429452822183
Total2011612218817311710136

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 484 55%
 Single Guardian 109 12%
 Singles 244 28%
 Singles With Roommate 36 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 627 72%
 Households with Kids 246 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male13128911128919221813131114141517137
Female11151813161515142013161211911131111713
Total2427262227272323393534252420252726282020

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51521 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51521 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51521 real estate data, the median home value of $102,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 51521 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 51521 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51521 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,036 100%
 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 392 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 269 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 212 23%
 Households Vacant 65 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 18 28%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Sale Only 13 20%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 25 38%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 8 4%
 1 Bedroom 44 24%
 2 Bedroom 77 42%
 3+ Bedroom 53 29%
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 $51,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 51521 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. Most commuters in 51521 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 724 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 334 22%
 No Earnings 459 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 724 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 334 22%
 No Earnings 459 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 847 92.7%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 3 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 23 2.5%
 Worked at Home 41 4.5%
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 59 8.6%
 High School Graduate 419 61.3%
 Associate's degree 93 13.6%
 Bachelor's degree 79 11.6%
 Master's degree 23 3.4%
 Professional school degree 7 1.0%
 Doctorate degree 3 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 284 92.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 22 7.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51521

ZIP Code 51521 is in the A-H-S-T Community School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51521.

A-H-S-T Elementary School
768 South Maple
Avoca, IA 51521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: A-H-S-T Community School District
A-H-S-T High School
768 South Maple
Avoca, IA 51521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: A-H-S-T Community School District

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