50651 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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La Porte City, IA

ZIP Code 50651: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
La Porte City, IA 50651

Not Acceptable, USPS
Laporte City, IA 50651

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Black Hawk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.334, Longitude -92.194
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50651 has segments in 2 Counties (Benton, Black Hawk).

  • Businesses Addresses: 94
  • PO Box Addresses: 17
  • Residential Addresses: 1,535
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 89
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,446

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: April 1, 2023, Maps updated: February 3, 2023.


La Porte City, IA 50651 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 3,609 (100%)
Population in Households 3,567 (98.8%)
Population in Families 2,967 (82.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 42 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 28
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $74,693
Average Household Income $91,234
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $36,941
Wealth Index5 80


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,233 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $184,661
Average Home Value $221,229
Housing Affordability Index3 197


Total Households 1,461
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,005
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.61% -0.36%
Households -0.42% -0.28%
Families   -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.29%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.13%

La Porte City, IA 50651 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50651 to the other 960 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 167 83rd
Population Density # 387 60th
Median Household Income # 263 73rd
Housing Affordability Index # 494 51st
Per Capita Income # 338 65th
Diversity Index # 822 15th

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