Gravity, IA 50848 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50848: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gravity, IA 50848

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 7
  • Single Family Addresses: 101
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Taylor County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.755, Longitude -94.743
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Gravity, IA 50848 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 395
Daytime Population: Workers 17
Daytime Population: Residents 186
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 203
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 395
Population in Familes 325
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $48,607
Average Household Income $57,774
Per Capita Income $25,450


Total Housing Units 216 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $67,593
Average Home Value $99,150


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 124
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 -0.84% -0.46%
Households -0.77% -0.46%
Families -0.86% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Gravity, IA 50848 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50848 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 # 758 21st
Population Density # 924 4th
Diversity Index # 924 4th
Median Household Income # 737 24th
Per Capita Income # 723 25th

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