Sheldahl, IA 50243 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 50243: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sheldahl, IA 50243

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.865, Longitude -93.691
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50243 has segments in 2 Counties (Boone, Polk).

  • Businesses Addresses: 8
  • PO Box Addresses: 122
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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

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Sheldahl, IA 50243 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 347
Daytime Population: Workers 23
Daytime Population: Residents 160
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 183
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 347
Population in Familes 304
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 475
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $78,022
Average Household Income $90,443
Per Capita Income $35,187


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $193,269
Average Home Value $208,186


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 105
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 1.57% 1.56%
Households 1.52% 1.58%
Families 1.39% 1.48%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Sheldahl, IA 50243 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50243 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 # 786 18th
Population Density # 110 89th
Diversity Index # 703 28th
Median Household Income # 41 96th
Per Capita Income # 87 91st

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