Whittemore, IA 50598 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50598: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Whittemore, IA 50598

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 29
  • Single Family Addresses: 206
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Kossuth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.062, Longitude -94.424
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50598 has segments in 2 Counties (Kossuth, Palo Alto).

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Whittemore, IA 50598 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 908
Daytime Population: Workers 154
Daytime Population: Residents 384
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 538
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 908
Population in Familes 751
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $58,418
Average Household Income $82,758
Per Capita Income $33,905


Total Housing Units 423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 301 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $107,456
Average Home Value $173,837


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 249
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 -0.06% -0.24%
Households 0.07% -0.16%
Families -0.11% -0.24%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Whittemore, IA 50598 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50598 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 # 510 47th
Population Density # 698 28th
Diversity Index # 579 39th
Median Household Income # 290 70th
Per Capita Income # 109 89th

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