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ZIP Code 50009

Primary City:Altoona, IA (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (4:37pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.65, -93.47
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50009

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50009. 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 50009. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50009, 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:
Altoona, IA
Unacceptable:
Adventureland Estates, Ivy

Stats and Demographics for the 50009 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50009 is located in central 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 50009 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50009 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,136
Population Density 641 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,319
Median Home Value $157,700
Land Area 25.16 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,050
Median Household Income $64,798

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 35


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 57186531,371
5-97166391,355
10-146596651,324
15-195335571,090
20-24414394808
25-295125461,058
30-346026391,241
35-396436291,272
40-445836381,221
45-495816011,182
50-544935481,041
55-59420435855
60-64367422789
65-69232272504
70-74163240403
75-79122173295
80-8478116194
85 Plus4291133

Gender

 Male 7,878 49%
 Female 8,258 51%
Gender

Race

 White 15,363 95.2%
 Black Or African American 171 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 23 0.1%
 Asian 184 1.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 27 0.2%
 Other Race 139 0.9%
 Two Or More Races 229 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2462199261
25-347933931,186
35-441,0962911,387
45-541,0452251,270
55-64834147981
65-7448686572
75-8426854322
85 Plus541771

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,516 58%
 Single Guardian 891 15%
 Singles 1,329 22%
 Singles With Roommate 314 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,529 58%
 Households with Kids 2,521 42%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1137112249
2150120270
3146142288
4134132266
5144133277
6135109244
7144153297
8150113263
9143131274
10137153290
11130147277
12130133263
13138124262
14124108232
15131121252
16129121250
17103118221
18105112217
196585150
206877145

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50009 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 50009 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 50009 real estate data, the median home value of $157,700 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50009 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50009 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50009 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,012 99.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 8 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 104 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 12 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,779 60%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 859 14%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,412 22%
 Households Vacant 269 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 69 26%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 3%
 For Sale Only 91 34%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 24 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 61 23%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 33 2%
 1 Bedroom 383 23%
 2 Bedroom 852 52%
 3+ Bedroom 374 23%
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 $64,798 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50009 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 50009 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 7,072 57%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,696 22%
 No Earnings 2,732 22%
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 7,072 57%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,696 22%
 No Earnings 2,732 22%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,088 92.3%
 Public transportation 50 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 69 0.8%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 211 2.4%
 Worked at Home 347 4.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 316 6%
 High School Graduate 2,772 54%
 Associate's degree 410 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,260 25%
 Master's degree 238 5%
 Professional school degree 59 1%
 Doctorate degree 77 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,912 77.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 424 11.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 416 11.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50009

ZIP Code 50009 is in the Southeast Polk Community School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50009.

Clay Elementary
3200 First Ave South
Altoona, IA 50009
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southeast Polk Community School District
Altoona Elementary School
301 6th St SW
Altoona, IA 50009
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southeast Polk Community School District
Centennial Elementary School
910 7th Ave SE
Altoona, IA 50009
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southeast Polk Community School District
Willowbrook Elementary School
300 17th Ave SW
Altoona, IA 50009
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southeast Polk Community School District

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