Chariton, IA 50049 ZIP Code Profile

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Chariton, IA | Oakley, IA

ZIP Code 50049: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chariton, IA 50049

Not Acceptable, USPS
Oakley, IA 50049

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lucas County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.019, Longitude -93.311
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50049 has segments in 2 Counties (Lucas, Marion).

  • Businesses Addresses: 272
  • PO Box Addresses: 107
  • Residential Addresses: 2,778
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 202
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,576

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 50049 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 50049 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Iowa Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Iowa Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Chariton, IA 50049 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 6,406
Population in Households 6,328
Population in Familes 5,067
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $48,335
Average Household Income $65,091
Per Capita Income $27,224


Total Housing Units 3,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,096 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 582 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 396 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $89,497
Average Home Value $124,773


Total Households 2,678
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,700
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.13% -0.37%
Households -0.12% -0.37%
Families -0.29% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Chariton, IA 50049 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50049 to the other 969 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 117 88th
Population Density # 387 60th
Diversity Index # 631 35th
Median Household Income # 872 10th
Per Capita Income # 757 22nd

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