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ZIP Code 51531

Primary City:Elk Horn, IA (View All Cities)
County: Shelby County
Timezone: Central (3:41am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.60, -95.07
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51531

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51531. 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 51531. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51531, 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:
Elk Horn, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 51531 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51531 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 51531 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51531 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 914
Population Density 32 people per sq mi
Housing Units 383
Median Home Value $93,200
Land Area 28.55 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 356
Median Household Income $52,321

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 49Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 52

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male203425302113231725342932272817251832
Female201826301313221527402833292627282544
Total405251603426453252745765565444534376

Gender

 Male 450 49%
 Female 464 51%
Gender

Race

 White 900 98.5%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 2 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 10 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner319326455514722
Renter41171210595
Total730397665565627

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 212 60%
 Single Guardian 31 9%
 Singles 100 28%
 Singles With Roommate 13 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 263 74%
 Households with Kids 93 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male54343771075649110551005
Female367233444653664135441
Total810106610111411111171571418101446

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51531 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51531 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51531 real estate data, the median home value of $93,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 51531 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 51531 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51531 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 840 92%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 74 8%
 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 164 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 129 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 63 16%
 Households Vacant 27 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 4 15%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 5 19%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 15 56%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 12 24%
 2 Bedroom 25 50%
 3+ Bedroom 13 26%
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 $52,321 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 51531 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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 51531 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 51531 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 237 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 191 26%
 No Earnings 296 41%
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 237 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 191 26%
 No Earnings 296 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 302 81.0%
 Public transportation 2 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 33 8.8%
 Worked at Home 36 9.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 24 7%
 High School Graduate 230 71%
 Associate's degree 25 8%
 Bachelor's degree 31 10%
 Master's degree 9 3%
 Professional school degree 6 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 104 86.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 6 5.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 10 8.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51531

ZIP Code 51531 is in the Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51531.

Elk Horn-Kimballton Elementary School
4114 Madison St
Elk Horn, IA 51531
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School District
Elk Horn-Kimballton High School
4114 Madison St
Elk Horn, IA 51531
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School District

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