Buffalo Center, IA 50424 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50424: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Buffalo Center, IA 50424

Acceptable Alternative
Buffalo Ctr, IA 50424

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 71
  • Single Family Addresses: 521
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Winnebago County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.388, Longitude -93.95
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50424 has segments in 2 Counties (Kossuth, Winnebago).

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Buffalo Center, IA 50424 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,446
Population in Households 1,419
Population in Familes 1,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 14
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 649
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 404
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 527 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $78,500
Average Home Value $99,336


Median Household Income $46,525
Average Household Income $58,660
Per Capita Income $26,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.47%
Households 0.76% 0.55%
Families 0.61% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Buffalo Center, IA 50424 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50424 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 376 61st
Population Density1 # 704 27th
Diversity Index2 # 150 85th
Median Household Income # 748 22nd
Per Capita Income # 568 41st

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