Fort Dodge, IA 50501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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West Fort Dodge, IA 50501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,354
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,246
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,085
  • County: Webster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.507, Longitude -94.177
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,561
Population in Households 25,870
Population in Familes 19,427
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,691
Population Density1 192
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 11,694
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 6,808
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,805 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,889 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,077 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $92,430
Average Home Value $122,972


Median Household Income $41,490
Average Household Income $57,148
Per Capita Income $24,684
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.29%
Households -0.03% -0.22%
Families -0.18% -0.3%
Median Household Income   3.81%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
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.

Fort Dodge, IA 50501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50501 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 # 26 97th
Population Density1 # 172 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 93 91st
Median Household Income # 892 7th
Per Capita Income # 748 22nd

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