Gowrie, IA 50543 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50543: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gowrie, IA 50543

Not Acceptable, USPS
Slifer, IA 50543

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 46
  • Single Family Addresses: 327
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2
  • County: Webster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.278, Longitude -94.289
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50543 has segments in 2 Counties (Greene, Webster).

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Gowrie, IA 50543 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,607
Population in Households 1,575
Population in Familes 1,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 675
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 443
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 502 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 173 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $94,355
Average Home Value $111,554


Median Household Income $45,458
Average Household Income $57,305
Per Capita Income $24,347
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 0.12%
Households 1.32% 0.32%
Families 1.21% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
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.

Gowrie, IA 50543 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50543 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 # 344 64th
Population Density1 # 542 44th
Diversity Index2 # 583 40th
Median Household Income # 781 19th
Per Capita Income # 776 20th

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