Brayton, IA 50042 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50042: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Brayton, IA 50042

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 8
  • Single Family Addresses: 125
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Audubon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.553, Longitude -94.983
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50042 has segments in 2 Counties (Audubon, Cass).

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Brayton, IA 50042 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 278
Population in Households 278
Population in Familes 228
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $96,774
Average Home Value $145,052


Median Household Income $50,976
Average Household Income $65,352
Per Capita Income $28,915
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.95% -0.95%
Households -0.51% -0.83%
Families -0.56% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brayton, IA 50042 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50042 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 825 15th
Population Density1 # 858 11th
Diversity Index2 # 775 19th
Median Household Income # 572 41st
Per Capita Income # 364 62nd

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