Zearing, IA 50278 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50278: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Zearing, IA 50278

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Story County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.161, Longitude -93.308
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • PO Box Addresses: 158
  • Residential Addresses: 159
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1
    • Single Family Addresses: 158

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

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Zearing, IA 50278 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 853
Daytime Population: Workers 234
Daytime Population: Residents 408
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 642
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 815
Population in Familes 687
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $58,759
Average Household Income $69,257
Per Capita Income $28,348


Total Housing Units 384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $118,929
Average Home Value $164,982


Total Households 341
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 242
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 0.13% 0.07%
Households 0.0% 0.12%
Families -0.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Zearing, IA 50278 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50278 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 # 532 45th
Population Density # 619 36th
Diversity Index # 920 5th
Median Household Income # 270 72nd
Per Capita Income # 453 53rd

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