Dows, IA 50071 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50071: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dows, IA 50071

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 34
  • Single Family Addresses: 306
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Wright County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.654, Longitude -93.502
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50071 has segments in 2 Counties (Franklin, Wright).

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Dows, IA 50071 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 983
Population in Households 983
Population in Familes 781
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 446
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $80,618
Average Home Value $131,089


Median Household Income $46,762
Average Household Income $63,902
Per Capita Income $28,993
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.53%
Households -0.46% -0.5%
Families -0.59% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Dows, IA 50071 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50071 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 # 489 49th
Population Density1 # 873 10th
Diversity Index2 # 126 87th
Median Household Income # 738 23rd
Per Capita Income # 352 64th

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