Cherokee, IA 51012 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51012: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cherokee, IA 51012

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cherokee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.75, Longitude -95.555
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 349
  • PO Box Addresses: 97
  • Residential Addresses: 2,854
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 390
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,464

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

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Cherokee, IA 51012 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,419
Daytime Population: Workers 4,120
Daytime Population: Residents 3,277
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 6,112
Population in Familes 4,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 307
Population Density2 46
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $47,124
Average Household Income $60,048
Per Capita Income $26,803


Total Housing Units 3,213 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,988 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 823 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 402 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $85,666
Average Home Value $127,578


Total Households 2,811
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,699
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 -0.4% -0.74%
Households -0.36% -0.73%
Families -0.53% -0.81%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Cherokee, IA 51012 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51012 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 # 119 88th
Population Density # 284 71st
Diversity Index # 167 83rd
Median Household Income # 793 18th
Per Capita Income # 602 38th

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