Carson, IA 51525 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51525: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Carson, IA 51525

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Pottawattamie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.238, Longitude -95.417
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 32
  • PO Box Addresses: 167
  • Residential Addresses: 318
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 318

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

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Carson, IA 51525 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,274
Daytime Population: Workers 184
Daytime Population: Residents 612
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 796
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 1,274
Population in Familes 1,077
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $61,057
Average Household Income $76,935
Per Capita Income $30,858


Total Housing Units 543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $139,458
Average Home Value $171,988


Total Households 511
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 365
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 0.52% 0.48%
Households 0.44% 0.43%
Families 0.27% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Carson, IA 51525 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51525 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 # 409 58th
Population Density # 525 45th
Diversity Index # 748 23rd
Median Household Income # 220 77th
Per Capita Income # 253 74th

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