Elma, IA 50628 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50628: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elma, IA 50628

Not Acceptable, USPS
Lourdes, IA 50628

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Howard County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.245, Longitude -92.439
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50628 has segments in 2 Counties (Howard, Mitchell).

  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • PO Box Addresses: 77
  • Residential Addresses: 465
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 14
    • Single Family Addresses: 451

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

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Elma, IA 50628 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,476
Population in Households 1,430
Population in Familes 1,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density1 12
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $49,685
Average Household Income $70,783
Per Capita Income $27,998


Total Housing Units 645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 466 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $88,095
Average Home Value $148,498


Total Households 577
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 385
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.26% -0.01%
Households 0.28% 0.0%
Families 0.13% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Elma, IA 50628 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50628 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 # 368 62nd
Population Density # 759 21st
Diversity Index # 700 27th
Median Household Income # 745 23rd
Per Capita Income # 605 37th

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