Remsen, IA 51050 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51050: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Remsen, IA 51050

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 79
  • Single Family Addresses: 668
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 23
  • County: Plymouth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.814, Longitude -95.971
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 51050 has segments in 3 Counties (Cherokee, Plymouth, Sioux).

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Remsen, IA 51050 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,648
Daytime Population: Workers 1,041
Daytime Population: Residents 1,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,224
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 2,601
Population in Familes 2,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $57,730
Average Household Income $69,622
Per Capita Income $27,160


Total Housing Units 1,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 844 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $129,949
Average Home Value $148,549


Total Households 1,023
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 732
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 0.07% 0.2%
Households 0.25% 0.25%
Families 0.11% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Remsen, IA 51050 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51050 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 # 232 76th
Population Density # 526 46th
Diversity Index # 374 62nd
Median Household Income # 316 67th
Per Capita Income # 565 41st

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