Story City, IA 50248 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50248: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Story City, IA 50248

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 171
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,629
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 342
  • County: Story County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.18, Longitude -93.592
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50248 has segments in 3 Counties (Boone, Hamilton, Story).

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Story City, IA 50248 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,615
Daytime Population: Workers 2,006
Daytime Population: Residents 2,460
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,466
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 4,407
Population in Familes 3,481
Population in Group Qrtrs 208
Population Density2 53
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $57,851
Average Household Income $79,377
Per Capita Income $33,810


Total Housing Units 2,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,359 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 568 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $164,958
Average Home Value $211,608


Total Households 1,927
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,212
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 0.53% 0.43%
Households 0.42% 0.47%
Families 0.16% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Story City, IA 50248 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50248 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 # 150 85th
Population Density # 265 73rd
Diversity Index # 360 63rd
Median Household Income # 312 68th
Per Capita Income # 111 89th

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