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50268 Zip Code (What Cheer, IA) Detailed Profile



City: What Cheer, IA (2.60%)
Counties: Keokuk County, IA (81.64%), Mahaska County, IA (18.36%)
Estimated zip code population in 2016: 1,004
Zip code population in 2010: 993
Zip code population in 2000: 1,050

Houses and condos: 534
Renter-occupied apartments: 100
% of renters here:

23%
State:

29%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 50268: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 47.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 50268
Zip code 50268 (What Cheer, Iowa) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2016:
This zip code:

1.5% ($968)
Iowa:

1.6% ($2,209)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,227 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $659 (1.8%)

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Males: 470  (46.9%)
Females: 533  (53.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 50268:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 50268:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

Zip code 50268 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 50268

  • Zip code 50268 races chart
    • 981White population
    • 0Black population
    • 1American Indian population
    • 1Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 6Two or more races population
    • 4Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2016: $64,708
50268:

$64,708
Iowa:

$142,300



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 50268 zip code as of August 20, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 50268 to the number of sex offenders is 251 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 50268, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,856 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,856
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $33,388 (reported on 84.6% of returns)
Here:

$33,388
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.3% for AGIs below $25k, 74.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 140.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,138 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,138
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,600 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,600
State:

$4,542

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,800 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

+$3,800
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$4,100 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

+$4,100
State:

+$10,509

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $6,300 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
50268:

$6,300
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $14,733 (23% of AGI, reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

$14,733
State:

$21,278

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $800 (reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

$800
State:

$4,044

Taxes paid: $4,683 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
50268:

$4,683
State:

$8,846

Earned income credit: $2,188 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,188
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 66.7%
Here:

67%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 58.8% for AGIs below $25k, 70.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 50268, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $31,267 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,267
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $30,148 (reported on 81.7% of returns)
Here:

$30,148
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 80.4% for AGIs below $10k, 69.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,835 (reported on 40.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,835
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.9% for AGIs below $10k, 5.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $1,221 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,221
State:

$2,510

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,065 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$1,065
State:

+$6,139

Profit/loss from business: +$3,581 (reported on 16.9% of returns)
Here:

+$3,581
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$1,469 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here +$1,469
State -$74

IRA payment deduction: $3,867 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
50268:

$3,867
Iowa:

$2,970

Total itemized deductions: $13,274 (26% of AGI, reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

$13,274
State:

$16,976

Here:

26.4% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,189 (2% of AGI, reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,189
State:

$3,089

Here:

2.0% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $2,994 (reported on 74.9% of returns)
50268:

$2,994
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,563 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,563
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 79.0%
Here:

79%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 77.5% for AGIs below $10k, 79.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2016:
This zip code:

$37,153
Iowa:

$56,247
What Cheer, IA (50268) map Nearest zip codes: 50255, 50104, 52550, 50136, 52586, 50027.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

41.5%
Iowa:

48.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

13.4%
Iowa:

6.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 71
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 372


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 6 (6 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 188 (73 now married, 115 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 50268 with a mortgage: 134 (5 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 211

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $978
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $327

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

22.8%
Whole state:

11.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

11.6%
Whole state:

6.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 50268: What Cheer Fire Department (A), What Cheer Police Department (B), What Cheer Public Library (C), What Cheer Brick School Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 50268 include: United Methodist Church (A), Christian Church Disciples (B), What Cheer Christian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Rice Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Friends Cemetery (3), Highland Cemetery (4), Humes Cemetery (5), Indianapolis Cemetery (6), Lutheran Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creek: Smith Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Park in zip code 50268: Griffin Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 6Built 2010 to 2013
  • 41Built 2000 to 2009
  • 25Built 1990 to 1999
  • 13Built 1980 to 1989
  • 112Built 1970 to 1979
  • 15Built 1960 to 1969
  • 17Built 1950 to 1959
  • 19Built 1940 to 1949
  • 278Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 50268 population

Zip code 50268 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in What Cheer, IA (50268)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 151 bedroom
  • 752 bedrooms
  • 1563 bedrooms
  • 504 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 50268 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in What Cheer, IA (50268)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 502 bedrooms
  • 143 bedrooms
  • 154 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 50268 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in What Cheer, IA (50268) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 4no vehicle
  • 721 vehicle
  • 1632 vehicles
  • 613 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 225+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 50268 population

Cars and other vehicles available in What Cheer, IA (50268) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 16no vehicle
  • 511 vehicle
  • 332 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 50268 population

  • Zip code 50268 household income distribution in 2016

  • Zip code 50268 household income distribution in 2016
  • 28Less than $10,000
  • 37$10,000 to $14,999
  • 42$15,000 to $19,999
  • 35$20,000 to $24,999
  • 27$25,000 to $29,999
  • 33$30,000 to $34,999
  • 40$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$40,000 to $44,999
  • 8$45,000 to $49,999
  • 49$50,000 to $59,999
  • 38$60,000 to $74,999
  • 38$75,000 to $99,999
  • 20$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 50268

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 50268
  • 18Less than $10,000
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 17$15,000 to $19,999
  • 30$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12$40,000 to $49,999
  • 27$50,000 to $59,999
  • 16$60,000 to $69,999
  • 30$70,000 to $79,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 6$90,000 to $99,999
  • 33$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 14$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1$175,000 to $199,999
  • 18$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3$400,000 to $499,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • 4$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 50268

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 50268
  • 1Less than $100
  • 6$100 to $149
  • 2$150 to $199
  • 3$200 to $249
  • 13$250 to $299
  • 8$300 to $349
  • 4$350 to $399
  • 21$400 to $449
  • 1$450 to $499
  • 6$500 to $549
  • 5$550 to $599
  • 14No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2016: $462.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2016 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $54,821
  • Some other race householders: $80,884
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $80,884

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $64,708
50268:

$64,708
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $25,395 - $118,987

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $94,328
Here:

$94,328
State:

$179,425

Mobile homes: $102,031
Here:

$102,031
State:

$49,582

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 453
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • 20 to 49: 6
  • Mobile homes: 41

Unemployment: 4.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50268

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50268
  • 85.9%363Drove a car alone
  • 9.5%40Carpooled
  • 0.2%1Motorcycle
  • 1.9%8Walked
  • 0.9%4Other means
  • 0.5%2Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50268

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50268
  • 46Less than 5 minutes
  • 175 to 9 minutes
  • 1810 to 14 minutes
  • 4415 to 19 minutes
  • 4720 to 24 minutes
  • 5925 to 29 minutes
  • 4430 to 34 minutes
  • 635 to 39 minutes
  • 2240 to 44 minutes
  • 6045 to 59 minutes
  • 3760 to 89 minutes
  • 1690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 48.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,004
  • In family households: 788 (117 male householders, 144 female householders)
    168 spouses, 260 children (244 natural, 4 adopted, 13 stepchildren), 38 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 6 other relatives, 34 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 216 (92 male householders (75 living alone)), 90 female householders (76 living alone)), 32 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 135 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 152 1-person, 31 2-persons

124 married couples with children.
91 single-parent households (17 men, 74 women).

99.3% of residents of 50268 zip code speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 4 (0.4%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

0.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

Most common first ancestries reported in 50268 (%)

  • 25%German
  • 15%English
  • 10%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 4%Scottish
  • 3%Dutch
  • 2%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 32000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 1Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 50268 population

Zip code 50268 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • WHAT CHEER CITY OF STP (CITY CLERK in WHAT CHEER, IA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: CITY OF WHAT CHEER (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • VERNIE'S GARAGE-FORMER SITE OF (6 BROADWAY ST in WHAT CHEER, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR.

Zip code 50268 marital status for males
Zip code 50268 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 53%Utility gas
  • 21%Electricity
  • 20%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5%Wood
  • 2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 1,108. Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-5.2%).

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

  • This state: 904
  • Midwest: 54
  • South: 15
  • West: 19

76% of the 50268 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

90% of the 50268 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from different 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:

9.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

6.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 51,505Community and social service occupations
  • 38,714Construction and extraction occupations
  • 35,161Office and administrative support occupations
  • 34,852Transportation occupations
  • 34,148Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 32,902Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
Note: State values scaled to 50268 population

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

  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Convention and Trade Show Organizers (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (1-4: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Offices of Lawyers (1-4: 1)

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)

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 50268 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1580.7 years
John1179.8 years
Mary1084.5 years
Robert969.6 years
Margaret988.2 years
Opal877.5 years
Richard869.8 years
Roy777.0 years
Anna788.5 years
Fred682.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 50268 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Armstrong1181.4 years
Kitzman781.3 years
Smith782.0 years
Vanpatten781.3 years
Moore784.4 years
Danner676.3 years
Molyneux683.8 years
Thomas679.5 years
White679.8 years
Mckay682.9 years
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