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51002 Zip Code (Alta, IA) Detailed Profile




City: Alta, IA (0.94%)
Counties: Buena Vista County, IA (99.13%), Cherokee County, IA (0.87%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 2,963
Zip code population in 2010: 2,741
Zip code population in 2000: 2,886

Houses and condos: 1,335
Renter-occupied apartments: 316
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 51002: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 114.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 26 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 51002
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.1% ($1,371)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,302)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,396 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,337 (1.2%)

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Males: 1,425  (48.1%)
Females: 1,538  (51.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 51002:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 51002:

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

Zip code 51002 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 51002 (2017)
    • 2,31580.2%White
    • 34712.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 281.0%Black
    • 291.0%Asian
    • 180.6%Two or more races
    • 30.1%American Indian
    • 10.03%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $126,961
51002:

$126,961
Iowa:

$149,100



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 51002 zip code as of January 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 51002 is 973 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

40.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 51002, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $57,014 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$57,014
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $40,781 (reported on 82.0% of returns)
Here:

$40,781
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.5% for AGIs below $25k, 78.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,528 (reported on 42.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,528
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,952 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,952
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,473 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

+$3,473
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,214 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

+$9,214
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,250 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
51002:

$8,250
Iowa:

$11,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $27,100 (reported on 1.5% of returns)
51002:

$27,100
Iowa:

$18,614
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,825 (18% of AGI, reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

$18,825
State:

$21,278

Here:

18.4% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,071 (reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,071
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,661 (reported on 27.1% of returns)
51002:

$7,661
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,300 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,300
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 72.9%
Here:

73%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 62.8% for AGIs below $25k, 73.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 51002, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $35,134 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,134
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $29,070 (reported on 83.5% of returns)
Here:

$29,070
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 97.7% for AGIs below $10k, 76.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,800 (reported on 49.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,800
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,084 (reported on 24.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,084
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,117 (reported on 18.7% of returns)
Here:

+$4,117
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,837 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

+$4,837
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$12,207 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here +$12,207
State -$74
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -9.8% for AGIs below $10k, -2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.7% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,059 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
51002:

$3,059
Iowa:

$2,970

Self-employed pension: $11,000 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
Here:

$11,000
Iowa:

$11,928

Total itemized deductions: $14,487 (24% of AGI, reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$14,487
State:

$16,976

Here:

23.8% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,092 (5% of AGI, reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,092
State:

$3,089

Here:

4.9% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,389 (reported on 73.3% of returns)
51002:

$4,389
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,662 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,662
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 76.0%
Here:

76%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 65.3% for AGIs below $10k, 73.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 95.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$56,993
Iowa:

$58,570
Alta, IA (51002) map Nearest zip codes: 51005, 50588, 50576, 51053, 51020, 51033.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.0%
Iowa:

47.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.7%
Iowa:

6.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 58
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,148


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 37 (30 now married, 6 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 562 (299 now married, 261 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 51002 with a mortgage: 466 (38 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 418

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $419

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

8.1%
Whole state:

10.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 51002: Alta Golf and Country Club (A), Alta (B), Cargill Incorporated Elevator (C), Buena Vista Fairgrounds (D), Stille Turkey Farm (E), West Scott (F), Blain (G), Alta Fire and Rescue (H), Alta Public Library (I), Alta City Police Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 51002 include: Elk Church (A), Immanuel Church (B), Evangelical Free Church (C), Presbyterian Church (D), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (E), United Methodist Church (F), Trinity Lutheran Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Saint John's Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Maple Valley Cemetery (1), Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery (2), Plainview Cemetery (3), Scandinavian Cemetery (4), Elk Cemetery (5), Woodlawn Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 112014 or later
  • 292010 to 2013
  • 1162000 to 2009
  • 1311990 to 1999
  • 351980 to 1989
  • 2561970 to 1979
  • 1371960 to 1969
  • 1421950 to 1959
  • 911940 to 1949
  • 3731939 or earlier

Zip code 51002 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Alta, IA (51002)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Alta, IA (51002)
  • 9no bedroom
  • 111 bedroom
  • 2772 bedrooms
  • 3323 bedrooms
  • 2064 bedrooms
  • 455+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alta, IA (51002)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alta, IA (51002)
  • 14no bedroom
  • 351 bedroom
  • 912 bedrooms
  • 1383 bedrooms
  • 304 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Alta, IA (51002) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alta, IA (51002) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 23no vehicle
  • 1691 vehicle
  • 3682 vehicles
  • 2073 vehicles
  • 894 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alta, IA (51002) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alta, IA (51002) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 42no vehicle
  • 971 vehicle
  • 1262 vehicles
  • 403 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 51002 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 51002 household income distribution in 2017
  • 31Less than $10,000
  • 56$10,000 to $14,999
  • 45$15,000 to $19,999
  • 50$20,000 to $24,999
  • 33$25,000 to $29,999
  • 58$30,000 to $34,999
  • 105$35,000 to $39,999
  • 75$40,000 to $44,999
  • 53$45,000 to $49,999
  • 117$50,000 to $59,999
  • 137$60,000 to $74,999
  • 194$75,000 to $99,999
  • 102$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • 77$150,000 to $199,999
  • 41$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 51002

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 51002
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 20$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 29$40,000 to $49,999
  • 17$50,000 to $59,999
  • 45$60,000 to $69,999
  • 43$70,000 to $79,999
  • 45$80,000 to $89,999
  • 67$90,000 to $99,999
  • 103$100,000 to $124,999
  • 79$125,000 to $149,999
  • 76$150,000 to $174,999
  • 68$175,000 to $199,999
  • 55$200,000 to $249,999
  • 47$250,000 to $299,999
  • 37$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8$400,000 to $499,999
  • 10$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 51002

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 51002
  • 6$200 to $249
  • 24$250 to $299
  • 8$300 to $349
  • 37$350 to $399
  • 24$400 to $449
  • 37$450 to $499
  • 23$500 to $549
  • 32$550 to $599
  • 9$600 to $649
  • 15$650 to $699
  • 5$700 to $749
  • 5$1,000 to $1,249
  • 3$1,500 to $1,999
  • 3$2,000 to $2,499
  • 54No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $684.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $127,298
  • Some other race householders: $54,797
  • Two or more races householders: $75,873
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $58,000

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,961
51002:

$126,961
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,502 - $191,042
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 51002
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,073
  • One, attached: 24
  • Two: 12
  • 3 or 4: 26
  • 5 to 9: 37
  • 20 to 49: 32
  • Mobile homes: 125

Unemployment: 1.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51002

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51002
  • 82.5%1,243Drove a car alone
  • 10.4%156Carpooled
  • 0.2%3Motorcycle
  • 2.5%38Walked
  • 0.3%5Other means
  • 3.9%59Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51002

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51002
  • 155Less than 5 minutes
  • 1485 to 9 minutes
  • 45910 to 14 minutes
  • 33415 to 19 minutes
  • 11820 to 24 minutes
  • 5525 to 29 minutes
  • 5730 to 34 minutes
  • 1535 to 39 minutes
  • 2040 to 44 minutes
  • 3445 to 59 minutes
  • 3160 to 89 minutes
  • 1390 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 88.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,957
  • In family households: 2,532 (477 male householders, 363 female householders)
    714 spouses, 823 children (749 natural, 26 adopted, 50 stepchildren), 17 grandchildren, 58 brothers or sisters, 11 parents, 0 other relatives, 55 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 424 (163 male householders (106 living alone)), 193 female householders (181 living alone)), 66 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 469 2-persons, 135 3-persons, 128 4-persons, 62 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 288 1-person, 66 2-persons, 2 3-persons

494 married couples with children.
212 single-parent households (110 men, 102 women).

88.5% of residents of 51002 zip code speak English at home.
10.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% very well, 25% well, 9% not well, 12% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% very well, 8% well, 31% not well).

Foreign born population: 187 (6.3%)
(34.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 13%Costa Rica
  • 7%Burma
  • 5%Indonesia
  • 1%Japan
Most common first ancestries reported in 51002
  • 37%German
  • 6%American
  • 4%Danish
  • 4%Swedish
  • 3%English
  • 2%Irish
  • 2%Norwegian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 52010 or later
  • 892000 to 2009
  • 341990 to 1999
  • 55Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AGLAND COOP ELEVATOR (14 NORTH MAIN in ALTA, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
  • ALTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1009 MAIN ST in ALTA, IA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-110171 409
    Organizations: ALTA COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ALTA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (101 W 5TH in ALTA, IA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-110171 172
    Organizations: ALTA COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ALTA 5-6 MIDDLE SCHOOL (1009 MAIN ST in ALTA, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-110171 269
    Organizations: ALTA COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ALTA 7-8 MIDDLE SCHOOL (101 W 5TH in ALTA, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-110171 259
    Organizations: ALTA COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ALTA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (101 W 5TH ST in ALTA, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: ALTA C S D, ALTA COMM SCHOOLS, ALTA CSD
  • AG PARTNERS LLC (13 NORTH MAIN in ALTA, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
    Alternative names: CARGILL INC
  • ALTA CITY OF STP (CITY CLERK in ALTA, IA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: CITY OF ALTA (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ALTA COMMUNITY BUILDING (409 E HWY 7 in ALTA, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: CITY OF ALTA (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ALTA MUNICIPAL POWER PLANT (223 MAIN STREET in ALTA, IA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Business SIC classification: ELECTRIC SERVICES; COMBINATION UTILITIES
    Alternative names: ALTA MUNIC POWER PLANT
  • BREAK POINTE (101 E HWY 7 in ALTA, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • ALTA AUTO (207 MAIN ST in ALTA, IA)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR.
  • ALTA IMPLEMENT (315 E HWY 7 in ALTA, IA)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 51002 marital status for males
Zip code 51002 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 59.5%Utility gas
  • 21.2%Electricity
  • 18.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 2,757. Population change in the 1990s: +129 (+4.7%).

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

  • This state: 2,130
  • Northeast: 18
  • Midwest: 298
  • South: 94
  • West: 219

60% of the 51002 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

90% of the 51002 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Alta, IA (51002)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

1.6%
Iowa:

9.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

32.7%
Iowa:

24.7%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 74,194Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 73,799Business and financial operations occupations
  • 61,445Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 55,263Management occupations
  • 54,291Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 51,161Material moving occupations

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 4)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Continuing Care Retirement Communities (10-19: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 51002 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1881.3 years
Anna1785.6 years
John1572.1 years
William1579.0 years
Carl1485.4 years
Walter1280.8 years
George1175.5 years
Arthur1180.5 years
Esther1176.5 years
Paul1174.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 51002 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4383.5 years
Peterson4281.8 years
Anderson2780.3 years
Hinkeldey1578.0 years
Hansen1381.4 years
Gustafson1276.3 years
Carlson1082.7 years
Miller980.8 years
Huseman871.0 years
Friedrich781.4 years
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