50242 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Searsboro, IA (1.09%)
County: Poweshiek County, IA
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 375
Zip code population in 2010: 439
Zip code population in 2000: 451

Houses and condos: 144
Renter-occupied apartments: 29
% of renters here:

21%
State:

29%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 50242: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 41.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.9% ($1,026)
Iowa:

1.5% ($1,886)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,329 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $500 (0.6%)

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Males: 199  (53.1%)
Females: 176  (46.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 50242:

For population 15 years and over in 50242:

Zip code 50242 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Races in zip code 50242

  • Zip code 50242 races chart
    • 433White population
    • 0Black population
    • 0American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 2Two or more races population
    • 4Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $116,700
50242:

$116,700
Iowa:

$126,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in 50242 zip code as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 50242 to the number of sex offenders is 564 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 50242, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $52,541 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,541
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $37,547 (reported on 88.2% of returns)
Here:

$37,547
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.2% for AGIs below $25k, 78.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 51.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,100 (reported on 35.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,100
Iowa:

$1,537

Ordinary dividends: $850 (reported on 11.8% of returns)
Here:

$850
State:

$4,542

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,233 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

+$3,233
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$2,433 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

+$2,433
State:

+$10,509

Total itemized deductions: $17,100 (21% of AGI, reported on 23.5% of returns)
Here:

$17,100
State:

$21,278

Here:

20.6% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $3,600 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,600
State:

$4,044

Taxes paid: $4,725 (reported on 23.5% of returns)
50242:

$4,725
State:

$8,846

Earned income credit: $2,450 (reported on 11.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,450
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $25k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 50242, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,973 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,973
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $32,690 (reported on 85.9% of returns)
Here:

$32,690
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 209.6% for AGIs below $10k, 73.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $714 (reported on 41.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$714
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $179 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

$179
State:

$2,510

Net capital gain/loss: +$267 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

+$267
State:

+$6,139

Profit/loss from business: +$1,000 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

+$1,000
State:

+$8,574

Total itemized deductions: $11,875 (19% of AGI, reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$11,875
State:

$16,976

Here:

18.7% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,091 (5% of AGI, reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,091
State:

$3,089

Here:

5.3% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $3,437 (reported on 77.2% of returns)
50242:

$3,437
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,833 (reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,833
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 82.6%
Here:

83%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 80.6% for AGIs below $10k, 78.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$53,646
Iowa:

$52,229
Searsboro, IA (50242) map Nearest zip codes: 50153, 50207, 50171, 50112, 50251, 50157.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

68.3%
Iowa:

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

5.8%
Iowa:

6.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 30
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 109


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 15 (6 now married, 9 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 81 (61 now married, 20 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 50242 with a mortgage: 65 (2 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 45

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,208
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S376

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

9.8%
Whole state:

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

9.2%
Whole state:

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

7.1
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.3
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  • Notable locations in zip code 50242: Searsboro (A), Millgrove Access (B), Searsboro Community Fire Department (C), Searsboro Community Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 50242: West Liberty Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Cemeteries: Searsboro International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1), Cemetery Hill Cemetery (2), West Liberty Cemetery (3), Mill Grove Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Sugar Creek (A), West Buck Creek (B), English Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 122000 to 2009
  • 21990 to 1999
  • 351980 to 1989
  • 391970 to 1979
  • 51960 to 1969
  • 61950 to 1959
  • 21940 to 1949
  • 431939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Searsboro, IA (50242)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 152 bedrooms
  • 753 bedrooms
  • 74 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Searsboro, IA (50242)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 72 bedrooms
  • 13 bedrooms
  • 74 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Searsboro, IA (50242) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 5no vehicle
  • 71 vehicle
  • 492 vehicles
  • 293 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Searsboro, IA (50242) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 5no vehicle
  • 181 vehicle
  • 02 vehicles
  • 63 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $500.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,700
50242:

$116,700
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,800 - $195,300

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 10.2%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 76.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 375

Size of family households: 54 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 31 1-person, 2 2-persons

50 married couples with children.
10 single-parent households (2 men, 8 women).

All residents speak English at home

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

4.8%

Most common first ancestries reported in 50242 (%)

  • 21%American
  • 13%Dutch
  • 11%English
  • 8%German
  • 7%Other groups
  • 5%Irish
  • 2%Norwegian

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Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 50242 marital status for males
Zip code 50242 marital status for females

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 51%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28%Electricity
  • 15%Wood
  • 6%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 464. Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-2.8%).

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


73% of the 50242 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.

87% of the 50242 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 87% moved from different county within same state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Iowa:

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

0.0%
Iowa:

8.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

43.8%
Iowa:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 95,167Business and financial operations occupations
  • 43,750Production occupations
  • 30,909Management occupations
  • 30,313Office and administrative support occupations
  • 17,813Food preparation and serving related occupations
  • 16,750Material moving 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)

Most common first names in zip code 50242 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John480.5 years
William482.3 years
Bert363.3 years
Mabel380.9 years
Mildred383.3 years
Nancy347.7 years
Ruth383.0 years
Afton282.0 years
James287.0 years
Carol264.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 50242 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Watson886.5 years
Stanley781.1 years
Fleener575.6 years
Adkins479.5 years
Norman480.5 years
Johnson389.0 years
Mcdowell364.0 years
Sears363.0 years
Phipps355.3 years
Phillips368.7 years

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