Dow City, IA 51528 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51528: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dow City, IA 51528

Not Acceptable, USPS
Buck Grove, IA 51528

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 22
  • Single Family Addresses: 197
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Crawford County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.926, Longitude -95.476
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 51528 has segments in 2 Counties (Crawford, Shelby).

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Dow City, IA 51528 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,090
Population in Households 1,090
Population in Familes 911
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 441
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 309
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $78,369
Average Home Value $112,054


Median Household Income $45,399
Average Household Income $57,989
Per Capita Income $23,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.37% 1.01%
Households 1.29% 0.93%
Families 1.19% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Dow City, IA 51528 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51528 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 # 449 54th
Population Density1 # 739 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 118 88th
Median Household Income # 783 19th
Per Capita Income # 840 13th

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