Prairie City, IA 50228 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50228: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Prairie City, IA 50228

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 61
  • Single Family Addresses: 717
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Jasper County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.599, Longitude -93.236
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50228 has segments in 3 Counties (Jasper, Marion, Polk).

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Prairie City, IA 50228 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,607
Daytime Population: Workers 389
Daytime Population: Residents 1,341
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,730
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 2,571
Population in Familes 2,234
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $62,506
Average Household Income $71,257
Per Capita Income $27,061


Total Housing Units 1,010 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 757 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 226 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $150,676
Average Home Value $178,005


Total Households 983
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 729
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 1.08% 0.7%
Households 1.01% 0.7%
Families 0.84% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Prairie City, IA 50228 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50228 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 # 234 76th
Population Density # 327 66th
Diversity Index # 294 69th
Median Household Income # 179 82nd
Per Capita Income # 578 40th

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