Lester, IA 51242 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lester, IA 51242

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • County: Lyon County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.438, Longitude -96.332
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 23
  • PO Box Addresses: 116
  • Residential Addresses: 1
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1

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Database updated: February 1, 2019, Maps updated: February 1, 2019.

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  1. 51242 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 51242 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Lester, IA 51242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 358
Population in Households 358
Population in Familes 321
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 129
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $66,862
Average Household Income $73,406
Per Capita Income $27,066


Total Housing Units 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $184,524
Average Home Value $226,106


Total Households 132
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 103
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.42% 1.41%
Households 2.35% 1.47%
Families 2.36% 1.32%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Lester, IA 51242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51242 to the other 961 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 781 19th
Population Density # 182 81st
Diversity Index # 143 85th
Median Household Income # 156 84th
Per Capita Income # 702 27th

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