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ZIP Code 50851

Primary City:Lenox, IA (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (10:10am)
Coordinates:40.9, -94.5
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50851

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50851. 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 50851. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50851, 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:
Lenox, IA
Acceptable:
Kent
Unacceptable:
Stringtown

Stats and Demographics for the 50851 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50851 is located in southwest 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 50851 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50851 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,087
Population Density 16 people per sq mi
Housing Units 969
Median Home Value $76,900
Land Area 128.91 sq mi
Water Area 0.52 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 877
Median Household Income $44,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 45


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56769136
5-97378151
10-147463137
15-196670136
20-24425597
25-297951130
30-34534396
35-395355108
40-44533891
45-496287149
50-548673159
55-598271153
60-645860118
65-69484593
70-74384482
75-79404585
80-84403272
85 Plus326294

Gender

 Male 1,046 50%
 Female 1,041 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,935 92.7%
 Black Or African American 11 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.2%
 Asian 6 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 114 5.5%
 Two Or More Races 16 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2493039
25-346348111
35-447143114
45-5412544169
55-6411638154
65-7410410114
75-847926105
85 Plus353671

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 449 51%
 Single Guardian 98 11%
 Singles 281 32%
 Singles With Roommate 49 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 640 73%
 Households with Kids 237 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1131225
2191332
3121527
4121729
5141832
6131124
7141630
8161531
9161834
10141125
11201030
12151227
13101727
14151328
15151833
1671724
17181230
18151328
19111021
20111122

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50851 has a slightly less 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 50851 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50851 real estate data, the median home value of $76,900 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 50851. Rentals in 50851 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50851 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,058 99%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 29 1%
 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 311 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 291 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 275 28%
 Households Vacant 92 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 20 22%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 12 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 11 12%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 7 8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 41 45%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 16 5%
 1 Bedroom 52 17%
 2 Bedroom 104 33%
 3+ Bedroom 143 45%
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 $44,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50851 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 50851 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 628 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 386 26%
 No Earnings 449 31%
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 628 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 386 26%
 No Earnings 449 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 804 88%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 42 5%
 Worked at Home 66 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 88 13.5%
 High School Graduate 451 69.2%
 Associate's degree 36 5.5%
 Bachelor's degree 41 6.3%
 Master's degree 34 5.2%
 Professional school degree 2 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 296 91%
 Enrolled in Private School 14 4%
 Not Enrolled in School 17 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50851

ZIP Code 50851 is in the Lenox Community School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50851.

Lenox Elementary School
600 South Locust
Lenox, IA 50851
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lenox Community School District
Lenox High School
600 South Locust
Lenox, IA 50851
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lenox Community School District

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