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51232 Zip Code (Ashton, IA) Detailed Profile




City: Ashton, IA (1.68%)
Counties: Osceola County, IA (73.48%), Lyon County, IA (26.52%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 756
Zip code population in 2010: 875
Zip code population in 2000: 1,017

Houses and condos: 411
Renter-occupied apartments: 74
% of renters here:

22%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 51232: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 60.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 51232
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.1% ($947)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $978 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $922 (1.0%)

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Males: 353  (46.8%)
Females: 402  (53.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 51232:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 51232:

  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

Zip code 51232 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 51232 (2019)
    • 83895.8%White
    • 161.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 101.1%Two or more races
    • 70.8%Black
    • 20.2%American Indian
    • 20.2%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $89,787
51232:

$89,787
Iowa:

$158,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 51232 zip code as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 51232 is 224 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 51232, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $52,249 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,249
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $37,420 (reported on 76.9% of returns)
Here:

$37,420
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.1% for AGIs below $25k, 80.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 53.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 24.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,167 (reported on 46.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,167
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,650 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,650
State:

$4,542

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$11,514 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

+$11,514
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$6,833 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$6,833
State:

+$10,509

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $4,050 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
51232:

$4,050
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $17,900 (17% of AGI, reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

$17,900
State:

$21,278

Here:

16.8% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $2,460 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,460
State:

$4,044

Taxes paid: $6,433 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
51232:

$6,433
State:

$8,846

Earned income credit: $2,350 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,350
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 79.5%
Here:

79%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 64.3% for AGIs below $25k, 80.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 51232, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,872 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,872
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $28,508 (reported on 77.4% of returns)
Here:

$28,508
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 103.8% for AGIs below $10k, 56.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 47.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,495 (reported on 54.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,495
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,218 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,218
State:

$2,510

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,929 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

+$1,929
State:

+$6,139

Profit/loss from business: +$5,368 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$5,368
State:

+$8,574

Profit/loss from farming: +$7,682 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here +$7,682
State -$74

IRA payment deduction: $3,182 (reported on 5.4% of returns)
51232:

$3,182
Iowa:

$2,970

Total itemized deductions: $15,702 (36% of AGI, reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$15,702
State:

$16,976

Here:

35.8% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,324 (6% of AGI, reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,324
State:

$3,089

Here:

5.9% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $3,563 (reported on 75.9% of returns)
51232:

$3,563
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 5.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,500 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,500
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 83.0%
Here:

83%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 64.9% for AGIs below $10k, 85.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 86.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 95.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$54,571
Iowa:

$61,691
Ashton, IA (51232) map Nearest zip codes: 51249, 51244, 51201, 51243, 51248, 51237.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.4%
Iowa:

46.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

91.7%
Iowa:

48.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 29
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 306


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 24 (13 now married, 10 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 130 (79 now married, 50 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 51232 with a mortgage: 151 (1 second mortgage, 21 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 110

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $917
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $420

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

6.3%
Whole state:

11.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

5.8%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.5
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.7
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 51232: Ashton (A), Gopher (B), Verdoorn Farm (C), C and J Farms (D), D and J Farm (E), Pair - A - Dice Ranch (F), L R Holstein Farm (G), Luitjens Farms (H), Northwest Iowa Cooperative Elevator (I), Osceola County Ambulance Service Ashton Division (J), Ashton Fire Department (K), Ashton Public Library (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 51232 include: Ashton Bible Church (A), Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Quaker Cemetery (2), Gilman Cemetery (3), Zion Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Kappes Creek (A), West Rat Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 51232 include: Ashton Park (1), Strouth Wildlife Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 112000 to 2009
  • 61990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 401970 to 1979
  • 651960 to 1969
  • 531950 to 1959
  • 231940 to 1949
  • 2021939 or earlier

Zip code 51232 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ashton, IA (51232)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ashton, IA (51232)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 542 bedrooms
  • 1143 bedrooms
  • 634 bedrooms
  • 925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ashton, IA (51232)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ashton, IA (51232)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 291 bedroom
  • 42 bedrooms
  • 133 bedrooms
  • 194 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ashton, IA (51232) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ashton, IA (51232) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4no vehicle
  • 691 vehicle
  • 982 vehicles
  • 623 vehicles
  • 214 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ashton, IA (51232) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ashton, IA (51232) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2no vehicle
  • 341 vehicle
  • 292 vehicles
  • 63 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 51232 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 51232 household income distribution in 2019
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 41$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 30$25,000 to $29,999
  • 13$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$35,000 to $39,999
  • 24$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3$45,000 to $49,999
  • 28$50,000 to $59,999
  • 26$60,000 to $74,999
  • 68$75,000 to $99,999
  • 26$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 16$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 51232

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 51232
  • 1$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3$30,000 to $34,999
  • 10$35,000 to $39,999
  • 12$40,000 to $49,999
  • 27$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24$60,000 to $69,999
  • 20$70,000 to $79,999
  • 48$80,000 to $89,999
  • 16$90,000 to $99,999
  • 12$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1$125,000 to $149,999
  • 13$150,000 to $174,999
  • 8$175,000 to $199,999
  • 19$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 51232

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 51232
  • 4$150 to $199
  • 3$300 to $349
  • 5$350 to $399
  • 3$400 to $449
  • 19$450 to $499
  • 3$550 to $599
  • 7$650 to $699
  • 5$700 to $749
  • 14No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $741.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $256,698.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $85,476

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $89,787
51232:

$89,787
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,254 - $104,403

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $105,229
Here:

$105,229
State:

$201,113
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 51232

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 360
  • 3 or 4: 37
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 1

Unemployment: 1.1%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51232

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51232
  • 83.0%372Drove a car alone
  • 9.8%44Carpooled
  • 0.2%1Bicycle
  • 1.3%6Walked
  • 4.9%22Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51232

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51232
  • 31Less than 5 minutes
  • 315 to 9 minutes
  • 8110 to 14 minutes
  • 14915 to 19 minutes
  • 4820 to 24 minutes
  • 1125 to 29 minutes
  • 2730 to 34 minutes
  • 335 to 39 minutes
  • 340 to 44 minutes
  • 2045 to 59 minutes
  • 1460 to 89 minutes
  • 390 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 29.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 756
  • Male householders: 198 (33 living alone), Female householders: 137 (68 living alone)
  • 181 spouses (180 opposite-sex spouses), 42 unmarried partners, (42 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 183 children (153 natural, 6 adopted, 24 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 1 other relatives, 8 non-relatives

Size of family households: 105 2-persons, 53 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 27 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 101 1-person, 28 2-persons

110 married couples with children.
48 single-parent households (21 men, 27 women).

97.3% of residents of 51232 zip code speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% very well, 11% well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 7 (1.0%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

1.0%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 13%France
Most common first ancestries reported in 51232
  • 44%German
  • 22%Dutch
  • 9%American
  • 2%Polish
  • 2%Norwegian
  • 2%Danish
  • 2%French
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 122000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 5Before 1990

Zip code 51232 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • OTTER CREEK ETHANOL LLC (4970 260TH STREET NORTH in ASHTON, IA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: PREPARED FEEDS AND FEED INGREDIENTS FOR ANIMALS AND FOWLS, EXCEPT DOGS AND CATS; INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMICALS
    Organizations: OTTER CREEK ETHANOL, LLC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: OTTER CREEK ETHANOL, L.L.C.
  • ASHTON (4950 260TH STREET in ASHTON, IA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CRUSHED AND BROKEN LIMESTONE
    Organizations: HALLETT MATERIALS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: HALLETT MATERIALS
  • ASHTON CITY OF STP (CITY CLERK in ASHTON, IA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: CITY OF ASHTON (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ASHTON FARMERS COOP (BOX 218 in ASHTON, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Alternative names: NORTHWEST IOWA COOP
  • BOERHAVE PIT (5042 250TH STREET in ASHTON, IA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CRUSHED AND BROKEN LIMESTONE
    Organizations: DONNA BOERHAVE (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BECKER GRAVEL CO INC
  • UNITED FARMERS COOP (310 EAST 3RD STREET in ASHTON, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Alternative names: ASHTON FARMERS COOP

Zip code 51232 marital status for males
Zip code 51232 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.0%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 66.9%Utility gas
  • 15.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.0%Electricity
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 1.8%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 1,090.

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

  • This state: 571
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 123
  • South: 6
  • West: 25

73% of the 51232 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

93% of the 51232 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Ashton, IA (51232)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

5.9%
Iowa:

9.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

13.2%
Iowa:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

57.6%
Iowa:

23.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 62,433Business and financial operations occupations
  • 54,227Transportation occupations
  • 53,773Management occupations
  • 45,815Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 44,831Sales and related occupations
  • 43,384Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Service Establishment Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (20-49: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)
  • Mining: Construction Sand and Gravel Mining (1-4: 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:

  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 51232 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1277.7 years
William1281.4 years
Harold873.4 years
Mary885.1 years
Elizabeth692.1 years
Louis684.3 years
Margaret687.0 years
Marie594.0 years
Henry584.2 years
Florence567.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 51232 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hatting1077.5 years
Lamfers981.6 years
Seivert977.5 years
Klein875.3 years
Johnson885.1 years
Tremmel879.4 years
Klosterman779.7 years
Dries785.7 years
Strouth774.0 years
Thom781.7 years
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