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ZIP Code 51638

Primary City:Essex, IA (View All Cities)
County: Page County
Timezone: Central (4:05am)
Area code: 712 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.8, -95.3
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 51638

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 51638. 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 51638. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 51638, 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:
Essex, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 51638 ZIP Code

ZIP code 51638 is located in southwest 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 51638 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is 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 51638 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,299
Population Density 15 people per sq mi
Housing Units 598
Median Home Value $73,700
Land Area 85.06 sq mi
Water Area 0.18 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 544
Median Household Income $48,713

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 47


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5353570
5-9453782
10-14485098
15-19473582
20-24201737
25-29242751
30-34393473
35-39364076
40-44343367
45-494951100
50-546247109
55-595551106
60-645650106
65-69363672
70-74312152
75-79202949
80-84152136
85 Plus82533

Gender

 Male 660 51%
 Female 639 49%
Gender

Race

 White 1,274 98.1%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 0.5%
 Asian 1 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 7 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 11 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-242911
25-34361854
35-44582179
45-548921110
55-6410126127
65-74641377
75-84461460
85 Plus20626

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 327 60%
 Single Guardian 56 10%
 Singles 146 27%
 Singles With Roommate 15 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 385 71%
 Households with Kids 159 29%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
17613
281018
37916
46915
59716
617724
74711
87916
98715
1010818
11141125
1261117
1381422
1410616
1581018
1691019
17161026
1812315
19224
20516

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 51638 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 51638 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 51638 real estate data, the median home value of $73,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 51638 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 51638 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 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 51638 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,299 100%
 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 228 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 188 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 128 21%
 Households Vacant 54 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 12 22%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 6%
 For Sale Only 11 20%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 23 43%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 59 45%
 2 Bedroom 24 18%
 3+ Bedroom 48 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 $48,713 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 51638 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 51638 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 534 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 313 28%
 No Earnings 266 24%
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 534 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 313 28%
 No Earnings 266 24%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 652 90%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 18 2%
 Worked at Home 51 7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 35 7.1%
 High School Graduate 337 67.9%
 Associate's degree 50 10.1%
 Bachelor's degree 46 9.3%
 Master's degree 23 4.6%
 Professional school degree 3 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 2 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 227 87%
 Enrolled in Private School 20 8%
 Not Enrolled in School 15 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 51638

ZIP Code 51638 is in the Essex Community School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 51638.

Essex Elementary School
111 Forbes St
Essex, IA 51638
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Essex Community School District
Essex Junior-Senior High School
111 Forbes St
Essex, IA 51638
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Essex Community School District

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