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ZIP Code 52501

Primary City:Ottumwa, IA (View All Cities)
County: Wapello County
Timezone: Central (10:33am)
Area code: 641 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.0, -92.4
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 52501

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 52501. 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 52501. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 52501, 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:
Ottumwa, IA
Unacceptable:
Bladensburg, Cliffland, Dahlonega, Dudley, Ottumwa Junction, Rutledge, South Ottumwa

Stats and Demographics for the 52501 ZIP Code

ZIP code 52501 is located in south Iowa and covers a large 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 52501 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 52501 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 30,220
Population Density 134 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,599
Median Home Value $78,300
Land Area 225.64 sq mi
Water Area 2.67 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 12,317
Median Household Income $40,795

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0469569111,1021,0661,0099408669259971,0871,016786616466391318267
Female1,0029488731,0559948929228548561,0621,1471,061910687572575464581
Total2,0481,9041,7842,1572,0601,9011,8621,7201,7812,0592,2342,0771,6961,3031,038966782848

Gender

 Male 14,765 49%
 Female 15,455 51%
Gender

Race

 White 27,500 91.0%
 Black Or African American 479 1.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 163 0.5%
 Asian 243 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 48 0.2%
 Other Race 1,283 4.2%
 Two Or More Races 504 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2319931,2831,7651,8451,293975402
Renter463804584590414230246199
Total6941,7971,8672,3552,2591,5231,221601

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,668 46%
 Single Guardian 2,100 17%
 Singles 3,786 31%
 Singles With Roommate 763 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,669 70%
 Households with Kids 3,648 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male231222200190193208182209164173179170211178188216185211302258
Female193201204209179187186187209167165200165176192179198219267218
Total424423404399372395368396373340344370376354380395383430569476

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 52501 has a slightly less than average 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 52501 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 52501 real estate data, the median home value of $78,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 52501 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 52501 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 52501 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 29,360 97.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 106 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 17 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 248 0.8%
 Other Institutional 34 0.1%
 College Student Housing 408 1.4%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 47 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,120 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,667 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,530 26%
 Households Vacant 1,282 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 498 39%
 Rented & Unoccupied 16 1%
 For Sale Only 199 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 93 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 122 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 354 28%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 295 8%
 1 Bedroom 942 27%
 2 Bedroom 1,355 39%
 3+ Bedroom 913 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 $40,795 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 52501 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 52501 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 9,053 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,328 26%
 No Earnings 8,599 36%
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 9,053 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,328 26%
 No Earnings 8,599 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,928 90.6%
 Public transportation 234 1.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 50 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 600 4.6%
 Worked at Home 357 2.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 1,508 15.8%
 High School Graduate 5,607 58.8%
 Associate's degree 653 6.8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,090 11.4%
 Master's degree 477 5.0%
 Professional school degree 144 1.5%
 Doctorate degree 64 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,827 84.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 349 6.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 534 9.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 52501

ZIP Code 52501 is in the Ottumwa Community School District. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 52501.

Agassiz Elementary School
608 East Williams
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Douma Elementary School
307 West Mary
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Eisenhower Elementary School
2624 Marilyn Rd
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Evans Middle School
812 Chester
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Horace Mann Elementary School
1523 North Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
James Elementary School
1001 North Benton
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Pickwick Elementary School
1306 West Williams
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Wildwood Elementary School
438 McKinley
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Wilson Elementary School
1102 East 4th
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Mccarroll Building
422 McCarroll Dr
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Ottumwa High School
501 East 2nd
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Ottumwa Community School District
Seton Catholic Elementary School
117 E 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Ottumwa Christian School
458 N Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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