Waukon, IA 52172 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52172: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waukon, IA 52172

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ludlow, IA 52172

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 290
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,552
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 133
  • County: Allamakee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.271, Longitude -91.477
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 52172 has segments in 2 Counties (Allamakee, Winneshiek).

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Waukon, IA 52172 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,255
Population in Households 6,128
Population in Familes 4,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density1 42
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 2,664
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,681
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,972 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 692 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $123,043
Average Home Value $176,242


Median Household Income $48,333
Average Household Income $56,719
Per Capita Income $24,372
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.16%
Households 0.43% 0.25%
Families 0.32% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

Waukon, IA 52172 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52172 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 # 121 88th
Population Density1 # 302 69th
Diversity Index2 # 682 29th
Median Household Income # 684 29th
Per Capita Income # 772 20th

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