Oelwein, IA 50662 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50662: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Oelwein, IA 50662

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 304
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,912
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 136
  • County: Fayette County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.678, Longitude -91.912
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50662 has segments in 2 Counties (Buchanan, Fayette).

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Oelwein, IA 50662 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,111
Population in Households 6,915
Population in Familes 5,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 196
Population Density1 101
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,027
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,868
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,420 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,111 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 916 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 393 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $81,958
Average Home Value $104,974


Median Household Income $41,325
Average Household Income $55,649
Per Capita Income $23,981
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.53%
Households -0.41% -0.53%
Families -0.58% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Oelwein, IA 50662 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50662 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 # 109 89th
Population Density1 # 202 79th
Diversity Index2 # 227 77th
Median Household Income # 897 7th
Per Capita Income # 803 17th

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