50056 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Colo, IA (1.84%)
County: Story County, IA
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 1,349
Zip code population in 2010: 1,372
Zip code population in 2000: 1,484

Houses and condos: 582
Renter-occupied apartments: 126
% of renters here:

23%
State:

29%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 50056: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 57.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,427)
Iowa:

1.5% ($1,886)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,587 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,152 (1.2%)

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Males: 732  (54.3%)
Females: 617  (45.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 50056:

For population 15 years and over in 50056:

Zip code 50056 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 50056

  • Zip code 50056 races chart
    • 1,341White population
    • 3Black population
    • 2American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 4Some other race population
    • 7Two or more races population
    • 15Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $115,800
50056:

$115,800
Iowa:

$126,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 50056 zip code as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 50056 to the number of sex offenders is 833 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 50056, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $49,493 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$49,493
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $44,139 (reported on 80.6% of returns)
Here:

$44,139
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 71.8% for AGIs below $25k, 78.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,008 (reported on 35.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,008
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,038 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,038
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,629 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,629
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,900 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

+$6,900
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $6,129 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
50056:

$6,129
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $18,183 (23% of AGI, reported on 26.9% of returns)
Here:

$18,183
State:

$21,278

Here:

22.8% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,279 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,279
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,944 (reported on 26.9% of returns)
50056:

$5,944
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,033 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,033
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 50056, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,833 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,833
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $38,201 (reported on 85.2% of returns)
Here:

$38,201
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 148.1% for AGIs below $10k, 72.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,195 (reported on 49.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,195
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,331 (reported on 24.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,331
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$600 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

+$600
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,450 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$5,450
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$4,923 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
Here +$4,923
State -$74

Total itemized deductions: $14,972 (22% of AGI, reported on 27.5% of returns)
Here:

$14,972
State:

$16,976

Here:

21.7% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,079 (3% of AGI, reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,079
State:

$3,089

Here:

2.9% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,097 (reported on 80.9% of returns)
50056:

$4,097
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,422 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,422
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 73.6%
Here:

74%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 67.2% for AGIs below $10k, 70.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 88.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$53,000
Iowa:

$52,229
Colo, IA (50056) map Nearest zip codes: 50278, 50247, 50055, 50201, 50239, 50234.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.5%
Iowa:

49.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.4%
Iowa:

6.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 49
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 499


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 16 (3 now married, 13 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 217 (130 now married, 87 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 50056 with a mortgage: 236 (10 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 186

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,303
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S346

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

8.0%
Whole state:

12.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.0%
Whole state:

7.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 50056: Twin Anchors Campground (A), Colo (B), Colo Fire and Rescue (C), Sherman Townhall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 442000 to 2009
  • 881990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 971970 to 1979
  • 661960 to 1969
  • 471950 to 1959
  • 351940 to 1949
  • 1911939 or earlier

Zip code 50056 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Colo, IA (50056)

  • 3no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 862 bedrooms
  • 2393 bedrooms
  • 664 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Colo, IA (50056)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 311 bedroom
  • 462 bedrooms
  • 283 bedrooms
  • 214 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Colo, IA (50056) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 3no vehicle
  • 1161 vehicle
  • 1352 vehicles
  • 913 vehicles
  • 514 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Colo, IA (50056) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 591 vehicle
  • 432 vehicles
  • 223 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $657.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,800
50056:

$115,800
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,400 - $166,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $138,577
Here:

$138,577
State:

$159,697

Mobile homes: $23,815
Here:

$23,815
State:

$46,008

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 7.7%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 81.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,349

Size of family households: 176 2-persons, 80 3-persons, 53 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 158 1-person, 25 2-persons, 4 3-persons

215 married couples with children.
102 single-parent households (63 men, 39 women).

98.3% of residents of 50056 zip code speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% very well, 25% well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 32 (2.4%)
(40.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.4%
Whole state:

4.8%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 59%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 31%Philippines
  • 9%Lebanon

Most common first ancestries reported in 50056 (%)

  • 28%German
  • 10%English
  • 9%Norwegian
  • 7%American
  • 6%Irish
  • 5%European
  • 5%Welsh

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 192010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 16Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 50056 marital status for males
Zip code 50056 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 59%Utility gas
  • 26%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13%Electricity
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%Wood

Population in 1990: 1,293. Population change in the 1990s: +191 (+14.8%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


62% of the 50056 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

94% of the 50056 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

19.3%
Iowa:

9.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

1.7%
Iowa:

8.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

25.6%
Iowa:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 70,417Management occupations
  • 61,250Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 60,625Business and financial operations occupations
  • 52,679Education, training, and library occupations
  • 46,250Community and social service occupations
  • 44,375Transportation occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$101,01215$120,36069$125,2199$38,9121$156,8603$58,5371$42,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$101,2002$183,2157$162,7210$00$01$10,8200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$104,1604$66,36320$135,2163$55,1230$00$01$28,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$147,2102$94,35516$119,6701$33,0100$00$01$40,050
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$107,9700$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00 , 0105.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$97,9375$145,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$132,5901$51,410
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$240,290
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00 , 0105.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 50056 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2077.6 years
Donald968.5 years
Robert866.3 years
Ralph679.5 years
William671.0 years
Mary686.4 years
Harold584.2 years
James573.2 years
Lois582.4 years
Fred584.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 50056 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith983.1 years
Handsaker879.9 years
Dickinson685.8 years
Odonnell680.7 years
Mcintosh675.4 years
Mead580.0 years
Wilson581.8 years
White584.0 years
Barrett469.3 years
Mckinney483.2 years

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