Storm Lake, IA 50588 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 50588: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Acceptable Alternative
Lakeside, IA 50588

Not Acceptable, USPS
Bel Air Beach, IA 50588
Casino Beach, IA 50588
Juniata, IA 50588
Sulphur Springs, IA 50588
West Storm Lake, IA 50588

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Buena Vista County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.641, Longitude -95.203
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 556
  • PO Box Addresses: 235
  • Residential Addresses: 4,533
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 592
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,941

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Database updated: February 1, 2019, Maps updated: February 1, 2019.

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  1. 50588 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 50588 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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  3. Iowa Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

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Storm Lake, IA 50588 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 13,000
Population in Households 12,179
Population in Familes 9,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 821
Population Density2 96
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $50,293
Average Household Income $64,577
Per Capita Income $23,040


Total Housing Units 4,775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,884 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,577 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 314 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $125,424
Average Home Value $155,331


Total Households 4,461
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 2,922
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 0.29% 0.07%
Households 0.21% 0.0%
Families 0.05% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Storm Lake, IA 50588 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50588 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 # 65 93rd
Population Density # 207 79th
Diversity Index # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 714 26th
Per Capita Income # 911 5th

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