Central City, IA 52214 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52214: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Central City, IA 52214

Not Acceptable, USPS
Waubeek, IA 52214

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 65
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,055
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 40
  • County: Linn County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.181, Longitude -91.491
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Central City, IA 52214 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,206
Daytime Population: Workers 483
Daytime Population: Residents 1,498
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 3,206
Population in Familes 2,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $53,326
Average Household Income $68,329
Per Capita Income $27,792


Total Housing Units 1,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,039 (72.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 265 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $164,583
Average Home Value $213,739


Total Households 1,304
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 923
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 0.74% 0.75%
Households 0.72% 0.73%
Families 0.52% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Central City, IA 52214 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52214 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 # 190 80th
Population Density # 355 63rd
Diversity Index # 602 37th
Median Household Income # 540 44th
Per Capita Income # 511 47th

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