Melvin, IA 51350 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51350: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Melvin, IA 51350

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Osceola County
  • Centroid: Latitude 43.278, Longitude -95.565
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 16
  • PO Box Addresses: 76
  • Residential Addresses: 106
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 106

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

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Melvin, IA 51350 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 368
Daytime Population: Workers 83
Daytime Population: Residents 153
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 236
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 368
Population in Familes 288
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $44,773
Average Household Income $57,353
Per Capita Income $26,027


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 136 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $73,611
Average Home Value $101,838


Total Households 167
Average Household Size 2.2
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 -1.25% -1.05%
Households -1.18% -0.98%
Families -1.35% -0.96%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Melvin, IA 51350 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51350 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 # 774 20th
Population Density # 858 10th
Diversity Index # 168 83rd
Median Household Income # 858 11th
Per Capita Income # 671 30th

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