Dows, IA 50071 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50071: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dows, IA 50071

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wright County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.654, Longitude -93.502
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50071 has segments in 2 Counties (Franklin, Wright).

  • Businesses Addresses: 32
  • PO Box Addresses: 161
  • Residential Addresses: 320
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 320

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Dows, IA 50071 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 962
Daytime Population: Workers 235
Daytime Population: Residents 524
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 759
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 962
Population in Familes 761
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $48,111
Average Household Income $64,746
Per Capita Income $29,614


Total Housing Units 558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $80,294
Average Home Value $132,464


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 289
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 -0.31% -0.55%
Households -0.25% -0.55%
Families -0.38% -0.63%
Median Household Income   5.07%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Dows, IA 50071 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50071 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 # 492 49th
Population Density # 866 10th
Diversity Index # 124 87th
Median Household Income # 754 22nd
Per Capita Income # 331 66th

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