Columbus Junction, IA 52738 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 52738: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Acceptable Alternative
Columbus Jct, IA 52738

Not Acceptable, USPS
Cairo, IA 52738
Cotter, IA 52738
Fredonia, IA 52738
Gladwin, IA 52738

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Louisa County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.283, Longitude -91.382
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 52738 has segments in 2 Counties (Louisa, Washington).

  • Businesses Addresses: 107
  • PO Box Addresses: 110
  • Residential Addresses: 1,307
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 64
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,243

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

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Columbus Junction, IA 52738 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,636
Daytime Population: Workers 2,002
Daytime Population: Residents 1,704
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 3,610
Population in Familes 2,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $55,232
Average Household Income $64,740
Per Capita Income $24,236


Total Housing Units 1,536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 989 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 368 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 179 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $121,716
Average Home Value $158,038


Total Households 1,357
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 941
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 0.0% -0.16%
Households 0.04% -0.1%
Families -0.1% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Columbus Junction, IA 52738 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52738 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 # 168 83rd
Population Density # 387 60th
Diversity Index # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 448 54th
Per Capita Income # 829 14th

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