Pacific Junction, IA 51561 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51561: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pacific Junction, IA 51561

Acceptable Alternative
Pacific Jct, IA 51561

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 28
  • Single Family Addresses: 467
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Mills County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.021, Longitude -95.798
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 51561 has segments in 2 Counties (Fremont, Mills).

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Pacific Junction, IA 51561 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,424
Daytime Population: Workers 277
Daytime Population: Residents 758
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,035
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,424
Population in Familes 1,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $56,009
Average Household Income $70,170
Per Capita Income $27,004


Total Housing Units 564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (80.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $186,250
Average Home Value $202,851


Total Households 548
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 419
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 1.21% 0.75%
Households 1.08% 0.68%
Families 0.92% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Pacific Junction, IA 51561 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51561 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 # 378 61st
Population Density # 411 58th
Diversity Index # 247 74th
Median Household Income # 402 58th
Per Capita Income # 588 39th

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