Iowa City, IA 52240 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52240: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Iowa City, IA 52240

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,163
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,071
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,514
  • County: Johnson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.658, Longitude -91.528
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Iowa City, IA 52240 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,354
Population in Households 32,992
Population in Familes 18,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,362
Population Density1 225
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 14,542
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 6,296
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,267 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,275 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 916 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $183,868
Average Home Value $214,280


Median Household Income $42,842
Average Household Income $61,393
Per Capita Income $26,320
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.51%
Households 1.01% 1.56%
Families 0.63% 1.31%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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.

Iowa City, IA 52240 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52240 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 # 11 99th
Population Density1 # 155 84th
Diversity Index2 # 35 96th
Median Household Income # 864 10th
Per Capita Income # 593 39th

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