Cherokee, IA 51012 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51012: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cherokee, IA 51012

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 352
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,487
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 390
  • County: Cherokee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.75, Longitude -95.555
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cherokee, IA 51012 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,627
Population in Households 6,320
Population in Familes 4,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 307
Population Density1 47
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 2,924
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,777
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,064 (64.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 860 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $84,967
Average Home Value $123,789


Median Household Income $44,519
Average Household Income $57,925
Per Capita Income $26,049
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.3%
Households 0.17% -0.2%
Families 0.05% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Cherokee, IA 51012 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51012 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 # 116 88th
Population Density1 # 285 71st
Diversity Index2 # 167 83rd
Median Household Income # 816 15th
Per Capita Income # 619 36th

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