Peterson, IA 51047 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51047: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Peterson, IA 51047

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 26
  • Single Family Addresses: 184
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3
  • County: Clay County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.919, Longitude -95.34
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 51047 has segments in 4 Counties (Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Obrien).

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Peterson, IA 51047 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 642
Daytime Population: Workers 133
Daytime Population: Residents 322
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 455
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 641
Population in Familes 523
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $54,074
Average Household Income $65,761
Per Capita Income $28,922


Total Housing Units 349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $97,535
Average Home Value $142,616


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 189
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 0.24% 0.16%
Households 0.2% 0.14%
Families 0.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Peterson, IA 51047 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51047 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 # 616 36th
Population Density # 870 10th
Diversity Index # 487 49th
Median Household Income # 505 48th
Per Capita Income # 394 59th

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