Harlan, IA 51537 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51537: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Harlan, IA 51537

Acceptable Alternative
Tennant, IA 51537

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 317
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,699
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 181
  • County: Shelby County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.652, Longitude -95.328
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Harlan, IA 51537 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,475
Population in Households 6,377
Population in Familes 5,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 2,766
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,751
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,028 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 738 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $128,089
Average Home Value $164,435


Median Household Income $49,391
Average Household Income $62,325
Per Capita Income $26,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.32%
Households -0.2% -0.17%
Families -0.33% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Harlan, IA 51537 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51537 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 # 118 88th
Population Density1 # 313 68th
Diversity Index2 # 313 67th
Median Household Income # 649 33rd
Per Capita Income # 549 43rd

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