Alvord, IA 51230 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51230: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Alvord, IA 51230

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Lyon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.303, Longitude -96.284
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 14
  • PO Box Addresses: 78
  • Residential Addresses: 93
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 93

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

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Alvord, IA 51230 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 532
Daytime Population: Workers 52
Daytime Population: Residents 272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 532
Population in Familes 483
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $56,313
Average Household Income $75,281
Per Capita Income $25,471


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $120,455
Average Home Value $150,493


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 141
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 0.48% 0.45%
Households 0.63% 0.44%
Families 0.5% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Alvord, IA 51230 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51230 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 # 675 30th
Population Density # 598 38th
Diversity Index # 240 75th
Median Household Income # 388 60th
Per Capita Income # 722 25th

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