Houghton, IA 52631 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52631: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Houghton, IA 52631

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 18
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Lee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.771, Longitude -91.661
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Houghton, IA 52631 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 146
Daytime Population: Workers 338
Daytime Population: Residents 69
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 407
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.79
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 126
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 506
Diversity Index3 1


Median Household Income $53,840
Average Household Income $60,895
Per Capita Income $25,859


Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $141,176
Average Home Value $172,000


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 44
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 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% -0.32%
Families 0.0% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Houghton, IA 52631 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52631 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 # 890 8th
Population Density # 105 89th
Diversity Index # 945 2nd
Median Household Income # 519 46th
Per Capita Income # 687 29th

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