Stratford, IA 50249 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50249: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Stratford, IA 50249

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 36
  • Single Family Addresses: 272
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 21
  • County: Hamilton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.272, Longitude -93.927
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50249 has segments in 3 Counties (Boone, Hamilton, Webster).

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Stratford, IA 50249 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,261
Daytime Population: Workers 354
Daytime Population: Residents 631
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 985
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,210
Population in Familes 979
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $50,625
Average Household Income $61,718
Per Capita Income $25,536


Total Housing Units 565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 397 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $120,833
Average Home Value $153,526


Total Households 513
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 335
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 -0.43% -0.42%
Households -0.45% -0.43%
Families -0.64% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Stratford, IA 50249 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50249 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 # 411 57th
Population Density # 596 38th
Diversity Index # 580 39th
Median Household Income # 659 32nd
Per Capita Income # 718 26th

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