Fontanelle, IA 50846 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50846: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fontanelle, IA 50846

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Adair County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.293, Longitude -94.563
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 25
  • PO Box Addresses: 152
  • Residential Addresses: 320
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 12
    • Single Family Addresses: 308

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

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Fontanelle, IA 50846 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,083
Daytime Population: Workers 227
Daytime Population: Residents 508
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 735
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 1,048
Population in Familes 828
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $51,439
Average Household Income $60,207
Per Capita Income $26,747


Total Housing Units 539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 384 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $112,766
Average Home Value $128,646


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 297
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 -0.23% -0.9%
Households -0.23% -0.9%
Families -0.37% -1.03%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Fontanelle, IA 50846 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50846 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 # 449 53rd
Population Density # 717 26th
Diversity Index # 895 7th
Median Household Income # 625 35th
Per Capita Income # 609 37th

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