Forest City, IA 50436 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50436: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Forest City, IA 50436

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 244
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,195
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 173
  • County: Winnebago County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.265, Longitude -93.645
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50436 has segments in 2 Counties (Hancock, Winnebago).

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Forest City, IA 50436 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,696
Population in Households 5,357
Population in Familes 4,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 339
Population Density1 41
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 2,350
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,708 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 642 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $117,361
Average Home Value $149,093


Median Household Income $51,593
Average Household Income $62,674
Per Capita Income $26,487
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.46% -0.11%
Households -0.09% -0.02%
Families -0.23% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

Forest City, IA 50436 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50436 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 # 132 86th
Population Density1 # 307 68th
Diversity Index2 # 202 79th
Median Household Income # 541 44th
Per Capita Income # 571 41st

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