Thornton, IA 50479 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50479: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Thornton, IA 50479

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cerro Gordo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.944, Longitude -93.381
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50479 has segments in 2 Counties (Cerro Gordo, Franklin).

  • Businesses Addresses: 15
  • PO Box Addresses: 91
  • Residential Addresses: 205
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 205

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

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  2. Growth Rates for 50479 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Thornton, IA 50479 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 671
Population in Households 671
Population in Familes 529
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $50,765
Average Household Income $63,012
Per Capita Income $27,327


Total Housing Units 325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 232 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $88,830
Average Home Value $109,698


Total Households 291
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.32% -0.15%
Households -0.25% -0.14%
Families -0.38% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Thornton, IA 50479 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50479 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 # 605 37th
Population Density # 753 22nd
Diversity Index # 639 33rd
Median Household Income # 698 27th
Per Capita Income # 669 30th

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