Fort Dodge, IA 50501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Webster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.507, Longitude -94.177
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,295
  • PO Box Addresses: 247
  • Residential Addresses: 12,255
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,045
    • Single Family Addresses: 11,210

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: May 8, 2019.

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  1. 50501 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 50501 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Iowa Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Iowa Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 28,524
Population in Households 25,904
Population in Familes 19,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,620
Population Density2 195
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $40,838
Average Household Income $58,861
Per Capita Income $24,287


Total Housing Units 12,801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,872 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,789 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,140 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $98,027
Average Home Value $136,560


Total Households 11,661
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 6,720
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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.13% -0.27%
Households -0.11% -0.24%
Families -0.31% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Fort Dodge, IA 50501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50501 to the other 969 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 26 97th
Population Density # 153 84th
Diversity Index # 90 91st
Median Household Income # 941 3rd
Per Capita Income # 901 7th

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