Ottumwa, IA 52501 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 52501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Not Acceptable, USPS
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Dudley, IA 52501
Ottumwa Junction, IA 52501
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South Ottumwa, IA 52501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,113
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,308
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,173
  • County: Wapello County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.018, Longitude -92.417
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Ottumwa, IA 52501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,639
Daytime Population: Workers 17,083
Daytime Population: Residents 15,760
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,843
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 28,827
Population in Familes 22,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 812
Population Density2 132
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $41,317
Average Household Income $55,619
Per Capita Income $23,073


Total Housing Units 13,485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,397 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,695 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,393 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $87,660
Average Home Value $122,556


Total Households 12,092
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 7,509
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 -0.21% -0.22%
Households -0.21% -0.24%
Families -0.39% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Ottumwa, IA 52501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52501 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 # 24 98th
Population Density # 181 81st
Diversity Index # 51 95th
Median Household Income # 923 4th
Per Capita Income # 886 8th

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