Ottumwa, IA 52501 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 52501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wapello County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.018, Longitude -92.417
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,106
  • PO Box Addresses: 407
  • Residential Addresses: 12,518
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,138
    • Single Family Addresses: 11,380

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

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Ottumwa, IA 52501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,562
Population in Households 28,706
Population in Familes 21,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 856
Population Density2 130
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $42,508
Average Household Income $56,414
Per Capita Income $23,298


Total Housing Units 13,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,133 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,864 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,567 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $89,570
Average Home Value $121,723


Total Households 11,997
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 7,441
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 -0.25% -0.31%
Households -0.3% -0.35%
Families -0.48% -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Ottumwa, IA 52501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52501 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 # 22 98th
Population Density # 181 81st
Diversity Index # 56 94th
Median Household Income # 914 5th
Per Capita Income # 907 6th

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