Van Wert, IA 50262 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50262: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Van Wert, IA 50262

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 4
  • Single Family Addresses: 142
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Decatur County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.855, Longitude -93.847
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Van Wert, IA 50262 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 509
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 299
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 509
Population in Familes 420
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,773
Average Household Income $65,733
Per Capita Income $29,186


Total Housing Units 241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $80,597
Average Home Value $113,750


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 156
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 2.45% 0.89%
Households 2.27% 0.7%
Families 2.01% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Van Wert, IA 50262 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50262 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 # 692 28th
Population Density # 730 24th
Diversity Index # 710 27th
Median Household Income # 859 11th
Per Capita Income # 378 61st

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