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, 2017)


Total Population 5,737
Daytime Population: Workers 4,613
Daytime Population: Residents 2,706
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,319
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 5,379
Population in Familes 4,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 358
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $53,927
Average Household Income $65,296
Per Capita Income $27,441


Total Housing Units 2,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,710 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 643 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $119,940
Average Home Value $152,076


Total Households 2,353
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,487
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 -0.21% -0.03%
Households 0.01% 0.04%
Families -0.16% -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 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 # 132 86th
Population Density # 296 69th
Diversity Index # 182 81st
Median Household Income # 512 47th
Per Capita Income # 539 44th

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