Emmetsburg, IA 50536 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50536: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Not Acceptable, USPS
Osgood, IA 50536

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 224
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,765
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 155
  • County: Palo Alto County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.108, Longitude -94.679
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Emmetsburg, IA 50536 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,494
Daytime Population: Workers 3,064
Daytime Population: Residents 2,130
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,194
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 4,232
Population in Familes 3,187
Population in Group Qrtrs 262
Population Density2 35
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $49,849
Average Household Income $59,795
Per Capita Income $25,685


Total Housing Units 2,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,296 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 588 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $109,898
Average Home Value $143,499


Total Households 1,884
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,136
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 0.0% -0.07%
Households 0.09% -0.03%
Families -0.07% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Emmetsburg, IA 50536 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50536 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 # 154 84th
Population Density # 333 66th
Diversity Index # 235 76th
Median Household Income # 698 28th
Per Capita Income # 704 27th

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