Laurens, IA 50554 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50554: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Laurens, IA 50554

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Pocahontas County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.85, Longitude -94.849
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50554 has segments in 3 Counties (Buena Vista, Palo Alto, Pocahontas).

  • Businesses Addresses: 67
  • PO Box Addresses: 23
  • Residential Addresses: 764
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 23
    • Single Family Addresses: 741

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

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Laurens, IA 50554 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,557
Daytime Population: Workers 1,030
Daytime Population: Residents 779
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,809
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 1,531
Population in Familes 1,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $42,675
Average Household Income $55,632
Per Capita Income $25,402


Total Housing Units 858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 529 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $65,950
Average Home Value $87,807


Total Households 706
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 425
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 -0.45% -0.48%
Households -0.37% -0.46%
Families -0.54% -0.57%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Laurens, IA 50554 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50554 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 # 348 64th
Population Density # 528 45th
Diversity Index # 411 58th
Median Household Income # 902 6th
Per Capita Income # 731 24th

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