Prescott, IA 50859 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50859: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Prescott, IA 50859

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Adams County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.027, Longitude -94.526
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50859 has segments in 2 Counties (Adair, Adams).

  • Businesses Addresses: 6
  • PO Box Addresses: 68
  • Residential Addresses: 204
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 204

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

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Prescott, IA 50859 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 528
Daytime Population: Workers 62
Daytime Population: Residents 211
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 273
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 527
Population in Familes 441
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $54,148
Average Household Income $73,987
Per Capita Income $31,408


Total Housing Units 279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $154,435


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 158
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 -0.69% -1.04%
Households -0.66% -1.0%
Families -0.76% -1.17%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Prescott, IA 50859 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50859 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 # 679 30th
Population Density # 913 5th
Diversity Index # 848 13th
Median Household Income # 503 48th
Per Capita Income # 227 77th

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