Meriden, IA 51037 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51037: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Meriden, IA 51037

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cherokee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.795, Longitude -95.632
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 5
  • PO Box Addresses: 75
  • Residential Addresses: 77
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 77

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

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Meriden, IA 51037 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 325
Daytime Population: Workers 76
Daytime Population: Residents 156
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 232
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 325
Population in Familes 270
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $53,817
Average Household Income $73,645
Per Capita Income $33,990


Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $116,000
Average Home Value $198,729


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 106
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 -0.42% -0.94%
Households -0.36% -0.81%
Families -0.51% -0.96%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

Meriden, IA 51037 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51037 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 # 799 17th
Population Density # 727 25th
Diversity Index # 384 60th
Median Household Income # 521 46th
Per Capita Income # 108 89th

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