Sanborn, IA 51248 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51248: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sanborn, IA 51248

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Obrien County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.182, Longitude -95.655
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 64
  • PO Box Addresses: 220
  • Residential Addresses: 524
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 22
    • Single Family Addresses: 502

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

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Sanborn, IA 51248 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,854
Daytime Population: Workers 792
Daytime Population: Residents 998
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,790
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 1,780
Population in Familes 1,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $47,276
Average Household Income $63,600
Per Capita Income $26,052


Total Housing Units 815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 568 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $98,980
Average Home Value $128,213


Total Households 747
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 489
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 -0.24% -0.34%
Households -0.2% -0.27%
Families -0.36% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Sanborn, IA 51248 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51248 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 # 305 68th
Population Density # 511 47th
Diversity Index # 395 59th
Median Household Income # 785 19th
Per Capita Income # 667 31st

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