Van Meter, IA 50261 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50261: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Van Meter, IA 50261

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Dallas County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.526, Longitude -93.956
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50261 has segments in 2 Counties (Dallas, Madison).

  • Businesses Addresses: 37
  • PO Box Addresses: 144
  • Residential Addresses: 825
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 12
    • Single Family Addresses: 813

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

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Van Meter, IA 50261 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,836
Daytime Population: Workers 317
Daytime Population: Residents 1,254
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,571
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 2,835
Population in Familes 2,491
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $85,343
Average Household Income $104,190
Per Capita Income $38,325


Total Housing Units 1,133 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 893 (78.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $281,250
Average Home Value $338,158


Total Households 1,043
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 805
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 2.41% 2.72%
Households 2.31% 2.71%
Families 2.19% 2.64%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Van Meter, IA 50261 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50261 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 # 217 78th
Population Density # 312 68th
Diversity Index # 424 56th
Median Household Income # 18 98th
Per Capita Income # 46 95th

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