Chariton, IA 50049 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50049: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chariton, IA 50049

Not Acceptable, USPS
Oakley, IA 50049

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 272
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,544
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 199
  • County: Lucas County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.019, Longitude -93.311
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50049 has segments in 2 Counties (Lucas, Marion).

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Chariton, IA 50049 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,537
Daytime Population: Workers 3,660
Daytime Population: Residents 3,520
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,180
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 6,459
Population in Familes 5,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 29
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,114
Average Household Income $57,804
Per Capita Income $24,337


Total Housing Units 3,120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,027 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 711 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 382 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $97,652
Average Home Value $129,798


Total Households 2,738
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,752
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.14%
Households -0.09% -0.14%
Families -0.24% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Chariton, IA 50049 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50049 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 117 88th
Population Density # 391 59th
Diversity Index # 663 30th
Median Household Income # 684 29th
Per Capita Income # 822 15th

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