Iowa City, IA 52246 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52246: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Iowa City, IA 52246

Not Acceptable, USPS
University Heights, IA 52246

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Johnson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.654, Longitude -91.56
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 340
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 10,488
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,014
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,474

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

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  1. 52246 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 52246 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Iowa City, IA 52246 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,742
Population in Households 23,069
Population in Familes 13,416
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,673
Population Density2 1,388
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $54,189
Average Household Income $83,275
Per Capita Income $37,944


Total Housing Units 11,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,612 (38.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,495 (54.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 780 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $248,839
Average Home Value $286,259


Total Households 11,107
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 4,808
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 1.81% 1.5%
Households 1.77% 1.58%
Families 1.45% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.58%

Iowa City, IA 52246 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52246 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 # 33 97th
Population Density # 47 95th
Diversity Index # 26 97th
Median Household Income # 555 42nd
Per Capita Income # 67 93rd

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