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ZIP Code 50579

Primary City:Rockwell City, IA (View All Cities)
County: Calhoun County
Timezone: Central (7:08pm)
Coordinates:42.4, -94.6
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50579

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50579. 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 50579. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50579, 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:
Rockwell City, IA
Unacceptable:
Lanedale, Lavinia, Piper, Rands, Richards, Sherwood

Stats and Demographics for the 50579 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50579 is located in west 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 50579 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50579 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,405
Population Density 18 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,331
Median Home Value $70,900
Land Area 137.35 sq mi
Water Area 1.31 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,059
Median Household Income $48,990

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 48Male Median Age: 47Female Median Age: 49


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56571136
5-98372155
10-146468132
15-197966145
20-24454287
25-29435396
30-345449103
35-396264126
40-446077137
45-498572157
50-54104106210
55-599187178
60-648781168
65-696470134
70-745672128
75-795262114
80-84315384
85 Plus3184115

Gender

 Male 1,156 48%
 Female 1,249 52%
Gender

Race

 White 2,369 98.5%
 Black Or African American 7 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 10 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 16 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24211940
25-347829107
35-4410730137
45-5417824202
55-6418027207
65-7413126157
75-8410730137
85 Plus304272

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 593 56%
 Single Guardian 107 10%
 Singles 333 31%
 Singles With Roommate 26 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 788 74%
 Households with Kids 271 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
111920
281624
391322
4201737
5161026
6191837
7131225
8141731
9211536
1091726
11141327
12111021
13121931
1418927
15191635
16201434
17161026
18171936
197714
209716

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50579 has a slightly higher than average 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 50579 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50579 real estate data, the median home value of $70,900 is low 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 50579. Rentals in 50579 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50579 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,351 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 34 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 20 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 445 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 387 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 227 17%
 Households Vacant 272 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 64 23.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 1.8%
 For Sale Only 9 3.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 5.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 82 30.1%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 96 35.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 51 23%
 2 Bedroom 88 40%
 3+ Bedroom 80 37%
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 $48,990 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50579 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 50579 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 940 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 554 25%
 No Earnings 746 33%
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 940 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 554 25%
 No Earnings 746 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 968 88%
 Public transportation 17 2%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 42 4%
 Worked at Home 76 7%
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 85 8%
 High School Graduate 714 66%
 Associate's degree 117 11%
 Bachelor's degree 123 11%
 Master's degree 12 1%
 Professional school degree 24 2%
 Doctorate degree 10 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 387 94%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 26 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50579

ZIP Code 50579 is in the Rockwell City-Lytton Community School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50579.

Scc Rockwell City Elementary School
330 Brower St
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Rockwell City-Lytton Community School District
Scc Middle School
1000 Tonawanda Ave
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Rockwell City-Lytton Community School District

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