Elk Horn, IA 51531 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51531: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elk Horn, IA 51531

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 46
  • Single Family Addresses: 203
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Shelby County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.595, Longitude -95.06
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 51531 has segments in 2 Counties (Audubon, Shelby).

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Elk Horn, IA 51531 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 900
Population in Households 832
Population in Familes 669
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 349
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 232
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 280 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $109,211
Average Home Value $160,357


Median Household Income $50,960
Average Household Income $58,988
Per Capita Income $23,675
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.34%
Households -0.18% -0.17%
Families -0.34% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Elk Horn, IA 51531 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51531 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 # 514 47th
Population Density1 # 366 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 460 52nd
Median Household Income # 573 41st
Per Capita Income # 820 15th

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