Columbus Junction, IA 52738 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 52738: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Acceptable Alternative
Columbus Jct, IA 52738

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cairo, IA 52738
Cotter, IA 52738
Fredonia, IA 52738
Gladwin, IA 52738

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 106
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,226
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 67
  • County: Louisa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.283, Longitude -91.382
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 52738 has segments in 2 Counties (Louisa, Washington).

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Columbus Junction, IA 52738 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,609
Population in Households 3,583
Population in Familes 2,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 30
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 1,347
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 937
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 977 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $118,569
Average Home Value $151,177


Median Household Income $53,253
Average Household Income $63,189
Per Capita Income $23,659
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% -0.08%
Households 0.31% 0.01%
Families 0.19% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Columbus Junction, IA 52738 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52738 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 # 168 83rd
Population Density1 # 391 60th
Diversity Index2 # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 481 50th
Per Capita Income # 823 15th

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