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ZIP Code 50261

Post Office City:Van Meter, IA (View All Cities)
County: Dallas County
Timezone: Central (2:23pm)
Coordinates:41.5, -93.9
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50261

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Primary/preferred city:
Van Meter, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 50261 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50261 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 50261 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 extremely large. There are also a small number of single adults and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50261 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,211
Population Density 33 people per sq mi
Housing Units 879
Median Home Value $175,700
Land Area 66.25 sq mi
Water Area 0.64 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 808
Median Household Income $84,194

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 38


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 58068148
5-98784171
10-14112111223
15-198979168
20-24573390
25-29355590
30-346153114
35-397493167
40-449288180
45-4910688194
50-548989178
55-599792189
60-64424385
65-69433578
70-74243054
75-79141832
80-84151328
85 Plus81422

Gender

 Male 1,125 51%
 Female 1,086 49%
Gender

Race

 White 2,167 98.0%
 Black Or African American 4 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 10 0.5%
 Asian 11 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 19 0.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2441216
25-347230102
35-4415429183
45-5418525210
55-6414718165
65-7471576
75-8438543
85 Plus10313

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 508 63%
 Single Guardian 121 15%
 Singles 147 18%
 Singles With Roommate 32 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 464 57%
 Households with Kids 344 43%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1131629
2141630
3191231
4181230
5151833
623932
7171835
8192443
9131528
10251742
11272451
12142135
13272754
14192241
15211940
16212445
17262450
1813720
198513
208513

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50261 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50261 were primarily built in the 2000s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50261 real estate data, the median home value of $175,700 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50261 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50261 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50261 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Van Meter, IA real estate.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,211 100%
 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 535 61%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 146 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 127 14%
 Households Vacant 71 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 14 20%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 23 32%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 10%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 21 30%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 16 23%
 2 Bedroom 21 30%
 3+ Bedroom 33 47%
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 $84,194 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50261 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 50261 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 934 56%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 463 28%
 No Earnings 268 16%
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 934 56%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 463 28%
 No Earnings 268 16%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,218 97%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 18 1%
 Worked at Home 24 2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 50261 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 27 2.0%
 High School Graduate 612 45.2%
 Associate's degree 208 15.4%
 Bachelor's degree 425 31.4%
 Master's degree 74 5.5%
 Professional school degree 9 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 636 90%
 Enrolled in Private School 22 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 45 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50261

ZIP Code 50261 is in the Van Meter Community School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50261.

Van Meter Jr-Sr High School
520 1st Ave
Van Meter, IA 50261
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Van Meter Community School District
Van Meter Elementary School
520 1st Ave
Van Meter, IA 50261
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Van Meter Community School District

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