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, 2016)


Total Population 2,997
Population in Households 2,944
Population in Familes 2,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,281
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 812
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,465 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 991 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 290 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $114,212
Average Home Value $132,795


Median Household Income $45,329
Average Household Income $59,077
Per Capita Income $25,498
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.23%
Households -0.06% 0.19%
Families -0.23% 0.1%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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.

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, 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 # 201 79th
Population Density1 # 488 49th
Diversity Index2 # 410 58th
Median Household Income # 785 19th
Per Capita Income # 673 30th

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