Archer, IA 51231 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51231: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Archer, IA 51231

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Obrien County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.115, Longitude -95.746
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 9
  • PO Box Addresses: 41
  • Residential Addresses: 74
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 74

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

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Archer, IA 51231 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 232
Daytime Population: Workers 87
Daytime Population: Residents 99
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 186
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 232
Population in Familes 209
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $62,286
Average Household Income $80,976
Per Capita Income $35,602


Total Housing Units 113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 84 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $123,684
Average Home Value $158,036


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 81
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 -1.08% -0.79%
Households -1.04% -0.6%
Families -0.98% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Archer, IA 51231 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51231 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 # 852 12th
Population Density # 837 13th
Diversity Index # 352 64th
Median Household Income # 185 81st
Per Capita Income # 79 92nd

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