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ZIP Code 51231

Primary City:Archer, IA (View All Cities)
County: O'Brien County
Timezone: Central (5:12am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:43.10, -95.75
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51231

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51231. 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 51231. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51231, 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:
Archer, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 51231 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51231 is located in northwest 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 51231 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 51231 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 282
Population Density 10 people per sq mi
Housing Units 131
Median Home Value $45,000
Land Area 28.20 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 121
Median Household Income $73,750

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5729
5-991120
10-14111223
15-198715
20-24459
25-298614
30-3481119
35-399211
40-4451116
45-496814
50-54171633
55-59131023
60-6410818
65-6911516
70-746511
75-7941418
80-84437
85 Plus246

Gender

 Male 142 50%
 Female 140 50%
Gender

Race

 White 266 94.3%
 Black Or African American 1 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.4%
 Asian 4 1.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 3 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 7 2.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24213
25-3412517
35-4410515
45-5420525
55-6422123
65-7416016
75-8417017
85 Plus415

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 78 64%
 Single Guardian 9 7%
 Singles 30 25%
 Singles With Roommate 4 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 89 74%
 Households with Kids 32 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1303
2101
3101
4224
5033
6044
7516
8224
9213
10336
11235
12538
13022
14112
15314
16235
17224
18112
19000
20101

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51231 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51231 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51231 real estate data, the median home value of $45,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 51231 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 51231 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 51231 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 282 100%
 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 42 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 61 47%
 Renter Occupied Households 18 14%
 Households Vacant 10 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 10%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 10%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 8 80%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 3 100%
 3+ Bedroom 0 0%
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 $73,750 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 51231 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 51231 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 95 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 76 37%
 No Earnings 33 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 95 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 76 37%
 No Earnings 33 16%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 125 87%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 4%
 Worked at Home 12 8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 51231 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1 1%
 High School Graduate 73 79%
 Associate's degree 10 11%
 Bachelor's degree 6 7%
 Master's degree 2 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 42 67%
 Enrolled in Private School 11 17%
 Not Enrolled in School 10 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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