Rockwell City, IA 50579 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 50579: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rockwell City, IA 50579

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 118
  • Single Family Addresses: 991
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 84
  • County: Calhoun County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.394, Longitude -94.631
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Rockwell City, IA 50579 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,942
Population in Households 2,663
Population in Familes 2,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 279
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,086
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 696
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,324 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 840 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $74,125
Average Home Value $107,857


Median Household Income $50,821
Average Household Income $64,284
Per Capita Income $24,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.02% -0.2%
Households 0.16% -0.13%
Families 0.05% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Rockwell City, IA 50579 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50579 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 # 206 79th
Population Density1 # 538 44th
Diversity Index2 # 212 78th
Median Household Income # 579 40th
Per Capita Income # 742 23rd

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