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ZIP Code 52542

Primary City:Cantril, IA (View All Cities)
County: Van Buren County
Timezone: Central (6:14pm)
Coordinates:40.6, -92.0
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 52542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 52542. 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 52542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 52542, 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:
Cantril, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 52542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 52542 is located in southeast 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 52542 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is 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 52542 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 435
Population Density 10 people per sq mi
Housing Units 207
Median Home Value $60,700
Land Area 45.18 sq mi
Water Area 0.06 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 181
Median Household Income $36,667

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 68Male Median Age: 72Female Median Age: 65

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male16211616410151315821141216121442
Female171514951412771415141214101269
Total33363025924272022223628243022261011

Gender

 Male 229 53%
 Female 206 47%
Gender

Race

 White 428 98.4%
 Black Or African American 1 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 2 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.2%
 Other Race 1 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner01818242429227
Renter16885443
Total124263229332610

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 101 56%
 Single Guardian 17 9%
 Singles 57 31%
 Singles With Roommate 6 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 6
 Households without Kids 131 72%
 Households with Kids 50 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male33451932605344352602
Female52422422507331141302
Total85873135411012675493904

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 52542 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 52542 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 52542 real estate data, the median home value of $60,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 52542 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 52542 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally < $200/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 52542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 435 100%
 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 66 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 76 37%
 Renter Occupied Households 39 19%
 Households Vacant 26 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 3 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 14 54%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 5 19%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 6 46%
 2 Bedroom 2 15%
 3+ Bedroom 5 38%
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 $36,667 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 52542 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. A higher percentage of people in 52542 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 52542 can expect to fall in that range. 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 124 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 61 19%
 No Earnings 142 43%
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 124 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 61 19%
 No Earnings 142 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 141 80%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 8 5%
 Worked at Home 27 15%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 36 26%
 High School Graduate 81 60%
 Associate's degree 4 3%
 Bachelor's degree 3 2%
 Master's degree 12 9%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 61 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 2 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 11 15%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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