51201 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Sheldon, IA (3.94%), Matlock, IA (0.06%)
Counties: Sioux County, IA (49.83%), O'Brien County, IA (48.74%), Lyon County, IA (1.43%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 6,232
Zip code population in 2010: 6,193
Zip code population in 2000: 6,245

Houses and condos: 2,951
Renter-occupied apartments: 933
% of renters here:

33%
State:

29%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 51201: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 114.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 55 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% ($1,565)
Iowa:

1.5% ($1,886)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,784 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,425 (1.2%)

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Males: 3,278  (52.6%)
Females: 2,954  (47.4%)

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For population 15 years and over in 51201:

Zip code 51201 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Races in zip code 51201

  • Zip code 51201 races chart
    • 5,720White population
    • 23Black population
    • 3American Indian population
    • 66Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 31Two or more races population
    • 348Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 4,602
Rural population: 1,629

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $131,600
51201:

$131,600
Iowa:

$126,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in 51201 zip code as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 51201 to the number of sex offenders is 864 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:

43.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 51201, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $58,638 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$58,638
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $40,432 (reported on 84.0% of returns)
Here:

$40,432
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.6% for AGIs below $25k, 72.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 29.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,618 (reported on 47.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,618
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,142 (reported on 25.2% of returns)
Here:

$5,142
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$15,432 (reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

+$15,432
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,864 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

+$11,864
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 5.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,510 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
51201:

$7,510
Iowa:

$11,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $12,967 (reported on 1.1% of returns)
51201:

$12,967
Iowa:

$18,614

Total itemized deductions: $21,338 (19% of AGI, reported on 29.1% of returns)
Here:

$21,338
State:

$21,278

Here:

18.7% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.7% for AGIs below $25k, 10.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $6,019 (reported on 26.2% of returns)
Here:

$6,019
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $8,166 (reported on 29.1% of returns)
51201:

$8,166
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,905 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,905
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 51201, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,365 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,365
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $32,356 (reported on 81.5% of returns)
Here:

$32,356
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 123.2% for AGIs below $10k, 61.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,886 (reported on 54.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,886
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $10k, 6.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,048 (reported on 28.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,048
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,709 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

+$2,709
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,176 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

+$8,176
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$8,725 (reported on 8.6% of returns)
Here +$8,725
State -$74
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,431 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
51201:

$3,431
Iowa:

$2,970
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $12,833 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
Here:

$12,833
Iowa:

$11,928

Total itemized deductions: $16,998 (23% of AGI, reported on 29.7% of returns)
Here:

$16,998
State:

$16,976

Here:

22.7% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.2% for AGIs below $10k, 17.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,890 (6% of AGI, reported on 27.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,890
State:

$3,089

Here:

6.3% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,732 (reported on 75.4% of returns)
51201:

$5,732
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,224 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,224
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 78.7%
Here:

79%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 64.5% for AGIs below $10k, 80.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 83.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$55,102
Iowa:

$52,229
Sheldon, IA (51201) map Nearest zip codes: 51244, 51238, 51232, 51231, 51234, 51022.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.7%
Iowa:

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

2.0%
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: 174
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,630


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 43 (43 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,247 (698 now married, 549 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 51201 with a mortgage: 890 (22 second mortgage, 68 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 981

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,099
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S347

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

6.9%
Whole state:

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

4.3%
Whole state:

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

7.0
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.3
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  • Notable locations in zip code 51201: Sheldon Country Club (A), Cottonwood Farm (B), Sake Farm (C), Hengeveld Farm (D), Kruse Farm (E), Van Farm (F), D G Farms (G), White Fence Farm (H), Kreykes Family Farm (I), Henry K Farms (J), C and J Farms (K), Triple Tree Farm (L), M and M Egg Farm (M), Meyers Farm (N), K and R Family Farms (O), Youngers Farm (P), Diamond H Farms (Q), Kay - Kel - Sha Farm (R), Peelen Farms (S), Sheldon (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 51201 include: Sheldon Church of the Brethren (A), Bethel Reformed Church (B), First Reformed Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Saint Patricks Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F), Sheldon Branch Church of Latter Day Saints (G), Parkview Assembly Church (H), First Christian Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Patricks Cemetery (1), Saint Paul Cemetery (2), East Lawn Cemetery (3), Greenwood Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Wolf Creek (A), Sweeney Creek (B), Little Floyd River (C), Lamkin Creek (D), Engels Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 51201 include: Thorman Park (1), Sunrise Park (2), Honoring World War I Veterans Historical Marker (3), Sheldon City Park (4), Hills Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 2022000 to 2009
  • 3641990 to 1999
  • 1741980 to 1989
  • 5241970 to 1979
  • 2431960 to 1969
  • 3441950 to 1959
  • 3811940 to 1949
  • 7191939 or earlier

Zip code 51201 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sheldon, IA (51201)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 431 bedroom
  • 4382 bedrooms
  • 7033 bedrooms
  • 4844 bedrooms
  • 2035+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sheldon, IA (51201)

  • 70no bedroom
  • 3671 bedroom
  • 2952 bedrooms
  • 2013 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sheldon, IA (51201) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 11no vehicle
  • 4791 vehicle
  • 8672 vehicles
  • 3573 vehicles
  • 1344 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Sheldon, IA (51201) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 319no vehicle
  • 2641 vehicle
  • 1592 vehicles
  • 1103 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 665+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $458.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $131,600
51201:

$131,600
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $75,700 - $190,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $121,253
Here:

$121,253
State:

$159,697

Townhouses or other attached units: $143,526
Here:

$143,526
State:

$193,868

In 2-unit structures: $124,391
Here:

$124,391
State:

$120,896

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $62,217
Here:

$62,217
State:

$122,004

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $170,607
Here:

$170,607
State:

$118,952

Mobile homes: $25,960
Here:

$25,960
State:

$46,008

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 2.6%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 72.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,026

Size of family households: 955 2-persons, 362 3-persons, 195 4-persons, 144 5-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,012 1-person, 64 2-persons, 37 3-persons

1,103 married couples with children.
78 single-parent households (51 men, 27 women).

95.0% of residents of 51201 zip code speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% very well, 14% well, 10% not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 187 (3.0%)
(35.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.0%
Whole state:

4.8%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 53%Nicaragua
  • 12%Philippines
  • 11%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 10%Canada
  • 9%Netherlands
  • 6%India

Most common first ancestries reported in 51201 (%)

  • 30%German
  • 22%Dutch
  • 8%American
  • 7%Other groups
  • 6%Irish
  • 5%English
  • 4%Norwegian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 222010 or later
  • 992000 to 2009
  • 201990 to 1999
  • 64Before 1990

Zip code 51201 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 51201:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 51201

Zip code 51201 marital status for males
Zip code 51201 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 53%Utility gas
  • 34%Electricity
  • 10%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 5,585. Population change in the 1990s: +660 (+11.8%).

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


62% of the 51201 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.

82% of the 51201 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% 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): 108
Here:

20.6%
Iowa:

9.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

10.0%
Iowa:

8.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

13.1%
Iowa:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 75,481Business and financial operations occupations
  • 60,729Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 51,140Management occupations
  • 46,480Education, training, and library occupations
  • 42,885Transportation occupations
  • 42,159Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 73 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 142 people in nursing homes
  • 113 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in halfway houses
  • 26 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 51201 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7879.8 years
William4479.9 years
Henry3883.6 years
Gertrude2682.8 years
Mary2582.9 years
Anna2486.7 years
Peter2379.1 years
Jennie2286.1 years
Marie2085.0 years
Elizabeth1985.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 51201 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vanmeeteren2179.0 years
Boone1481.2 years
Kleinwolteri1271.0 years
Denhartog1280.3 years
Merley1279.8 years
Smith1184.0 years
Kreykes1186.5 years
Dykstra1081.7 years
Postma1079.2 years
Koerselman1072.5 years
Businesses in zip code 51201
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SAS Shoes1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
New Balance1UPS1

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