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, 2016)


Total Population 6,683
Population in Households 6,605
Population in Familes 5,328
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 29
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 2,800
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,801
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,073 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 727 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $94,093
Average Home Value $126,869


Median Household Income $44,558
Average Household Income $56,047
Per Capita Income $23,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.03%
Households 0.09% -0.01%
Families -0.03% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

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, 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 # 115 88th
Population Density1 # 398 59th
Diversity Index2 # 724 24th
Median Household Income # 812 16th
Per Capita Income # 828 14th

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