Alta Vista, IA 50603 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50603: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Alta Vista, IA 50603

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 16
  • Single Family Addresses: 167
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Chickasaw County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.149, Longitude -92.436
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50603 has segments in 2 Counties (Chickasaw, Howard).

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Alta Vista, IA 50603 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 595
Population in Households 594
Population in Familes 508
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 189 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $99,576
Average Home Value $182,011


Median Household Income $52,033
Average Household Income $62,986
Per Capita Income $24,269
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.34%
Households -0.28% -0.18%
Families -0.38% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

Alta Vista, IA 50603 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50603 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 # 640 34th
Population Density1 # 717 26th
Diversity Index2 # 851 11th
Median Household Income # 523 46th
Per Capita Income # 784 19th

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