Thornton, IA 50479 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50479: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Thornton, IA 50479

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 16
  • Single Family Addresses: 207
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Cerro Gordo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.944, Longitude -93.381
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50479 has segments in 2 Counties (Cerro Gordo, Franklin).

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Thornton, IA 50479 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 671
Population in Households 671
Population in Familes 535
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 11
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 234 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $105,449


Median Household Income $48,522
Average Household Income $59,256
Per Capita Income $25,963
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.49% -0.42%
Households -0.27% -0.27%
Families -0.41% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

Thornton, IA 50479 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50479 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 # 608 37th
Population Density1 # 796 18th
Diversity Index2 # 608 37th
Median Household Income # 680 29th
Per Capita Income # 627 35th

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