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, 2017)


Total Population 34,893
Daytime Population: Workers 19,196
Daytime Population: Residents 16,195
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,391
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 33,547
Population in Familes 18,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,346
Population Density2 235
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $44,808
Average Household Income $61,390
Per Capita Income $26,249


Total Housing Units 15,509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,357 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,379 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 773 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $184,025
Average Home Value $214,534


Total Households 14,736
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 6,318
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 1.25% 1.36%
Households 1.21% 1.41%
Families 0.78% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 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 # 12 99th
Population Density # 141 85th
Diversity Index # 38 96th
Median Household Income # 857 11th
Per Capita Income # 648 33rd

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