Northwood, IA 50459 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50459: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Northwood, IA 50459

Not Acceptable, USPS
Silver Lake, IA 50459

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 142
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,215
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 109
  • County: Worth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.445, Longitude -93.218
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50459 has segments in 2 Counties (Winnebago, Worth).

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Northwood, IA 50459 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,985
Daytime Population: Workers 1,814
Daytime Population: Residents 1,403
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,217
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,932
Population in Familes 2,304
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $44,931
Average Household Income $58,880
Per Capita Income $25,437


Total Housing Units 1,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 988 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $112,134
Average Home Value $131,731


Total Households 1,277
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 806
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 -0.06% -0.09%
Households -0.12% -0.13%
Families -0.32% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Northwood, IA 50459 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50459 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 # 202 79th
Population Density # 490 49th
Diversity Index # 346 64th
Median Household Income # 851 12th
Per Capita Income # 724 25th

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