Maxwell, IA 50161 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50161: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Maxwell, IA 50161

Not Acceptable, USPS
Farrar, IA 50161
Iowa Center, IA 50161

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 31
  • Single Family Addresses: 671
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Story County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.881, Longitude -93.412
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50161 has segments in 3 Counties (Jasper, Polk, Story).

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Maxwell, IA 50161 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,165
Population in Households 2,165
Population in Familes 1,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 845
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 638
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 914 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 712 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $225,893
Average Home Value $253,090


Median Household Income $66,144
Average Household Income $86,188
Per Capita Income $33,639
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.93%
Households 0.96% 0.97%
Families 0.91% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Maxwell, IA 50161 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50161 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 # 268 72nd
Population Density1 # 410 58th
Diversity Index2 # 660 32nd
Median Household Income # 106 89th
Per Capita Income # 112 89th

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