West Bend, IA 50597 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50597: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Bend, IA 50597

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Palo Alto County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.963, Longitude -94.446
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50597 has segments in 2 Counties (Kossuth, Palo Alto).

  • Businesses Addresses: 94
  • PO Box Addresses: 224
  • Residential Addresses: 277
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 35
    • Single Family Addresses: 242

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

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West Bend, IA 50597 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,229
Daytime Population: Workers 554
Daytime Population: Residents 571
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,125
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,192
Population in Familes 962
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $51,253
Average Household Income $68,338
Per Capita Income $29,289


Total Housing Units 591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 421 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $104,167
Average Home Value $131,295


Total Households 521
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 333
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 -0.64% -0.43%
Households -0.54% -0.35%
Families -0.68% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

West Bend, IA 50597 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50597 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 # 416 57th
Population Density # 662 31st
Diversity Index # 760 21st
Median Household Income # 631 34th
Per Capita Income # 361 63rd

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