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ZIP Code 51537

Primary City:Harlan, IA (View All Cities)
County: Shelby County
Timezone: Central (8:37am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.6, -95.3
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51537

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51537. 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 51537. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51537, 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:
Harlan, IA
Acceptable:
Tennant

Stats and Demographics for the 51537 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51537 is located in west 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 51537 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51537 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,703
Population Density 41 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,069
Median Home Value $110,300
Land Area 162.77 sq mi
Water Area 0.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,829
Median Household Income $47,946

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2062392481821331541351862082382932171881421289210190
Female189208257235132149156193211270246263201159155139153207
Total395447505417265303291379419508539480389301283231254297

Gender

 Male 3,180 47%
 Female 3,523 53%
Gender

Race

 White 6,528 97.4%
 Black Or African American 26 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 18 0.3%
 Asian 36 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 46 0.7%
 Two Or More Races 48 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner21169310470425321264137
Renter8511112513173536272
Total106280435601498374326209

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,508 53%
 Single Guardian 314 11%
 Singles 868 31%
 Singles With Roommate 139 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,039 72%
 Households with Kids 790 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4830453843455541554951554152273846432824
Female3144333737445138384947495359664464392226
Total79747875808910679939898104941119382110825050

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51537 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 51537 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51537 real estate data, the median home value of $110,300 is slightly less 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 51537. Rentals in 51537 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51537 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,606 98.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 7 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 79 1.2%
 Other Institutional 9 0.1%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 2 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,254 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 863 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 712 23%
 Households Vacant 240 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 58 24%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 2%
 For Sale Only 49 20%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 22 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 94 39%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 75 11%
 1 Bedroom 114 17%
 2 Bedroom 260 39%
 3+ Bedroom 222 33%
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 $47,946 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 51537 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 51537 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 2,447 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,203 23%
 No Earnings 1,624 31%
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 2,447 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,203 23%
 No Earnings 1,624 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,000 90%
 Public transportation 33 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 27 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 105 3%
 Worked at Home 166 5%
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 232 10%
 High School Graduate 1,403 63%
 Associate's degree 169 8%
 Bachelor's degree 276 12%
 Master's degree 80 4%
 Professional school degree 52 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,197 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 92 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 66 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51537

ZIP Code 51537 is in the Harlan Community School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51537.

Harlan Community Middle School
2108 Durant St
Harlan, IA 51537
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Harlan Community School District
Harlan Comm. Primary
2105 Durant St
Harlan, IA 51537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlan Community School District
Harlan Comm Intermediate School
1401 19th St
Harlan, IA 51537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlan Community School District
Harlan Community High School
2102 Durant
Harlan, IA 51537
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Harlan Community School District
Shelby County Catholic School
2005 College Pl
Harlan, IA 51537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Victory Christian School
1610 Chatburn Ave
Harlan, IA 51537
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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