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, 2017)


Total Population 28,543
Daytime Population: Workers 17,862
Daytime Population: Residents 13,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,853
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 25,870
Population in Familes 19,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,673
Population Density2 194
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $42,628
Average Household Income $58,384
Per Capita Income $25,076


Total Housing Units 12,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,781 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,854 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,158 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $92,061
Average Home Value $123,634


Total Households 11,635
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 6,744
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 -0.11% -0.22%
Households -0.11% -0.19%
Families -0.29% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

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, 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 # 26 97th
Population Density # 161 83rd
Diversity Index # 90 91st
Median Household Income # 903 6th
Per Capita Income # 751 22nd

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