Merrill, IA 51038 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51038: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Merrill, IA 51038

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 41
  • Single Family Addresses: 388
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Plymouth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.725, Longitude -96.248
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Merrill, IA 51038 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,577
Daytime Population: Workers 232
Daytime Population: Residents 678
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 910
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 1,577
Population in Familes 1,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $68,264
Average Household Income $79,178
Per Capita Income $31,832


Total Housing Units 678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 547 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $169,366
Average Home Value $193,419


Total Households 634
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 465
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 0.57% 0.55%
Households 0.72% 0.65%
Families 0.61% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Merrill, IA 51038 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51038 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 # 344 64th
Population Density # 557 42nd
Diversity Index # 468 52nd
Median Household Income # 100 90th
Per Capita Income # 200 79th

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