Curlew, IA 50527 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50527: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Curlew, IA 50527

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Palo Alto County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.96, Longitude -94.825
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1
  • PO Box Addresses: 10
  • Residential Addresses: 79
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 79

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

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Curlew, IA 50527 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 227
Daytime Population: Workers 10
Daytime Population: Residents 107
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 227
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $44,738
Average Household Income $62,161
Per Capita Income $28,479


Total Housing Units 125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $92,647
Average Home Value $122,892


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 72
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 0.75% 0.26%
Households 0.82% 0.38%
Families 0.79% 0.28%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Curlew, IA 50527 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50527 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 # 854 11th
Population Density # 956 1st
Diversity Index # 341 65th
Median Household Income # 860 11th
Per Capita Income # 434 55th

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