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: 35
  • PO Box Addresses: 148
  • Residential Addresses: 830
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 10
    • Single Family Addresses: 820

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

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Van Meter, IA 50261 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,937
Population in Households 2,935
Population in Familes 2,561
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $92,399
Average Household Income $112,908
Per Capita Income $42,183


Total Housing Units 1,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 901 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $298,476
Average Home Value $348,280


Total Households 1,097
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 844
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 2.83% 2.86%
Households 2.84% 2.87%
Families 2.71% 2.8%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

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

The table below compares 50261 to the other 961 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 207 79th
Population Density # 298 69th
Diversity Index # 502 48th
Median Household Income # 15 99th
Per Capita Income # 31 97th

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