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ZIP Code 51012

Primary City:Cherokee, IA (View All Cities)
County: Cherokee County
Timezone: Central (2:05pm)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:42.7, -95.6
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51012

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51012. 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 51012. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51012, 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:
Cherokee, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 51012 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51012 is located in northwest 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 51012 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51012 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 6,642
Population Density 44 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,210
Median Home Value $79,600
Land Area 149.30 sq mi
Water Area 0.06 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,895
Median Household Income $47,401

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 47Male Median Age: 46Female Median Age: 48


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5175208383
5-9178193371
10-14163191354
15-19209174383
20-24154150304
25-29195158353
30-34166159325
35-39164166330
40-44180160340
45-49260233493
50-54302267569
55-59291253544
60-64230209439
65-69160168328
70-74112175287
75-79113155268
80-8498156254
85 Plus104213317

Gender

 Male 3,254 49%
 Female 3,388 51%
Gender

Race

 White 6,355 95.7%
 Black Or African American 58 0.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 15 0.2%
 Asian 46 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.1%
 Other Race 89 1.3%
 Two Or More Races 70 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-243285117
25-34194154348
35-44228118346
45-54438139577
55-64484112596
65-7431770387
75-8427861339
85 Plus11966185

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,429 49%
 Single Guardian 358 12%
 Singles 974 34%
 Singles With Roommate 134 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,173 75%
 Households with Kids 722 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1323668
2354378
3375693
4283563
5434083
6273360
7363874
8373774
9354580
10293160
11354075
12314172
13293968
14394079
15433578
16523284
17423880
18474390
19252651
20253055

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51012 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51012 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51012 real estate data, the median home value of $79,600 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 51012. Rentals in 51012 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51012 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,335 95.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 6 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 9 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 164 2.5%
 Other Institutional 117 1.8%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 11 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,055 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,035 32%
 Renter Occupied Households 805 25%
 Households Vacant 315 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 95 30%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 2%
 For Sale Only 39 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 19 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 12 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 145 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 44 5%
 1 Bedroom 183 21%
 2 Bedroom 536 62%
 3+ Bedroom 106 12%
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 $47,401 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 51012 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

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. The commute in 51012 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 2,412 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,103 21%
 No Earnings 1,723 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 2,412 46%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,103 21%
 No Earnings 1,723 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,983 93.0%
 Public transportation 1 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 112 3.5%
 Worked at Home 110 3.4%
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. 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 249 12%
 High School Graduate 1,124 52%
 Associate's degree 231 11%
 Bachelor's degree 377 18%
 Master's degree 87 4%
 Professional school degree 54 3%
 Doctorate degree 30 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 914 88.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 14 1.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 103 10.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51012

ZIP Code 51012 is in the Cherokee Community School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51012.

Early Childhood Learning Center
400 North Roosevelt
Cherokee, IA 51012
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee Community School District
Roosevelt Elementary School
929 North Roosevelt
Cherokee, IA 51012
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee Community School District
Cherokee Middle School
206 East Indian St
Cherokee, IA 51012
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Cherokee Community School District
Washington High School
600 West Bluff St
Cherokee, IA 51012
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Cherokee Community School District
Little Sioux Success Center
600 West Bluff St
Cherokee, IA 51012
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Cherokee Community School District

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