Independence, IA 50644 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50644: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Independence, IA 50644

Not Acceptable, USPS
Doris, IA 50644
Otterville, IA 50644

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Buchanan County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.469, Longitude -91.896
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 359
  • PO Box Addresses: 87
  • Residential Addresses: 3,666
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 255
    • Single Family Addresses: 3,411

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

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Independence, IA 50644 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,815
Daytime Population: Workers 4,719
Daytime Population: Residents 4,394
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 8,539
Population in Familes 6,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density2 59
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $56,807
Average Household Income $73,919
Per Capita Income $30,310


Total Housing Units 3,969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,668 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 907 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 394 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $141,977
Average Home Value $167,663


Total Households 3,575
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 2,316
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 0.18% 0.18%
Households 0.21% 0.21%
Families 0.03% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Independence, IA 50644 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50644 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 # 86 91st
Population Density # 246 75th
Diversity Index # 567 41st
Median Household Income # 356 63rd
Per Capita Income # 291 70th

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