Paton, IA 50217 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50217: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Paton, IA 50217

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 18
  • Single Family Addresses: 117
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Greene County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.162, Longitude -94.255
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50217 has segments in 3 Counties (Boone, Greene, Webster).

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Paton, IA 50217 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 506
Daytime Population: Workers 180
Daytime Population: Residents 187
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 367
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 506
Population in Familes 407
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $52,236
Average Household Income $73,843
Per Capita Income $32,981


Total Housing Units 261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $88,068
Average Home Value $127,071


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 147
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 -0.71% -0.84%
Households -0.65% -0.81%
Families -0.9% -0.83%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Paton, IA 50217 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50217 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 # 693 28th
Population Density # 908 6th
Diversity Index # 208 79th
Median Household Income # 596 38th
Per Capita Income # 140 86th

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