Search by ZIP, address, city, or county:

ZIP Code 52556

Primary City:Fairfield, IA (View All Cities)
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (2:32am)
Area code: 641 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.0, -91.9
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 52556

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 52556. 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 52556. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 52556, 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:
Fairfield, IA
Acceptable:
Maharishi Vedic City, Vedic City
Unacceptable:
Beckwith, Glasgow, Perlee, Salina

Stats and Demographics for the 52556 ZIP Code

ZIP code 52556 is located in southeast 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 52556 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 52556 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 13,247
Population Density 75 people per sq mi
Housing Units 5,999
Median Home Value $94,000
Land Area 176.53 sq mi
Water Area 0.49 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,417
Median Household Income $47,440

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3032933323681,042642398337296359476777688291178130117104
Female252284312345331336292309298378509699613320198192200248
Total5555776447131,3739786906465947379851,4761,301611376322317352

Gender

 Male 7,131 54%
 Female 6,116 46%
Gender

Race

 White 11,246 84.9%
 Black Or African American 207 1.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 24 0.2%
 Asian 1,402 10.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 129 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 238 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner452813916551,175448303124
Renter188346253314505169119101
Total2336276449691,680617422225

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,411 45%
 Single Guardian 653 12%
 Singles 1,964 36%
 Singles With Roommate 389 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,175 77%
 Households with Kids 1,242 23%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6370606061586157565359688171766678806889
Female5454405964624957526371535669757080714960
Total117124100119125120110114108116130121137140151136158151117149

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 52556 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 52556 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 52556 real estate data, the median home value of $94,000 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 52556. Rentals in 52556 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 52556 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,564 87.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 9 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 141 1.1%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,333 10.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 200 1.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,060 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,362 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,995 33%
 Households Vacant 582 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 171 29.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 24 4.1%
 For Sale Only 65 11.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 22 3.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 76 13.1%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 222 38.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 138 8%
 1 Bedroom 454 28%
 2 Bedroom 672 41%
 3+ Bedroom 365 22%
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 $47,440 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 52556 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 52556 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 52556 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. The commute in 52556 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 4,051 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,979 28%
 No Earnings 3,783 35%
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 4,051 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,979 28%
 No Earnings 3,783 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,627 77.2%
 Public transportation 18 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 27 0.5%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 646 10.8%
 Worked at Home 673 11.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 52556 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 144 3%
 High School Graduate 2,194 47%
 Associate's degree 489 10%
 Bachelor's degree 828 18%
 Master's degree 731 16%
 Professional school degree 129 3%
 Doctorate degree 149 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,548 83.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 223 12.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 86 4.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 52556

ZIP Code 52556 is in the Fairfield Community School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 52556.

Fairfield Middle School
404 West Fillmore
Fairfield, IA 52556
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Fairfield Community School District
Pence Elementary School
1000 South 6th St
Fairfield, IA 52556
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fairfield Community School District
Washington Elementary School
406 East Madison
Fairfield, IA 52556
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fairfield Community School District
Fairfield High School
605 East Broadway
Fairfield, IA 52556
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fairfield Community School District
Maharishi School of Enlightenment
804 Dr Robert Keith Wallace Dr
Fairfield, IA 52556
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

Nearby ZIP Codes