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51350 Zip Code (Melvin, IA) Detailed Profile




City: Melvin, IA (0.41%)
County: Osceola County, IA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 574
Zip code population in 2010: 411
Zip code population in 2000: 483

Houses and condos: 270
Renter-occupied apartments: 54
% of renters here:

24%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 51350: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 43.3 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 51350
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.8% ($609)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $680 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $568 (1.3%)

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Males: 329  (57.4%)
Females: 244  (42.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 51350:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 51350:

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

Zip code 51350 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 51350 (2019)
    • 38693.9%White
    • 225.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $73,974
51350:

$73,974
Iowa:

$158,900
Median resident age:
This zip code:

33.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 51350, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $51,462 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$51,462
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $32,178 (reported on 85.7% of returns)
Here:

$32,178
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.3% for AGIs below $25k, 79.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 99.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $990 (reported on 47.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$990
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,700 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,700
State:

$4,542

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$767 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$767
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$3,650 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$3,650
State:

+$10,509

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $4,350 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
51350:

$4,350
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $15,100 (16% of AGI, reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$15,100
State:

$21,278

Here:

16.5% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Taxes paid: $7,967 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
51350:

$7,967
State:

$8,846

Earned income credit: $2,067 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,067
State:

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

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 81.0%
Here:

81%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 71.4% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.0% 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 51350, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,045 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,045
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $27,419 (reported on 78.2% of returns)
Here:

$27,419
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 101.5% for AGIs below $10k, 65.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $984 (reported on 58.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$984
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,323 (reported on 28.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,323
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$38 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

+$38
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -5.5% for AGIs below $10k, -0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,208 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

+$2,208
State:

+$8,574

Profit/loss from farming: +$4,861 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here +$4,861
State -$74

Total itemized deductions: $13,120 (29% of AGI, reported on 11.4% of returns)
Here:

$13,120
State:

$16,976

Here:

28.6% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,300 (5% of AGI, reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,300
State:

$3,089

Here:

4.9% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $3,609 (reported on 73.2% of returns)
51350:

$3,609
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,071 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,071
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 81.4%
Here:

81%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 74.6% for AGIs below $10k, 74.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$54,544
Iowa:

$61,691
Melvin, IA (51350) map Nearest zip codes: 51354, 51248, 51249, 51345, 51346, 51232.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

38.2%
Iowa:

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

13.4%
Iowa:

48.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 15
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 213


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 1 (1 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 104 (42 now married, 62 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 51350 with a mortgage: 75
Houses without a mortgage: 100

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,001
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $372

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

17.3%
Whole state:

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

2.4%
Whole state:

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

6.4
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.5
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 51350: Pausma Farm (A), K S B Farms (B), Sterler Seed Farm (C), Van Houton Farms (D), Sanborn Co-op Grain Company Elevator (E), Osceola County Ambulance Service Melvin Division (F), Melvin Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 51350 include: Methodist Church (A), American Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Baker Township Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Park in zip code 51350: Melvin Arboretum Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 51990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 361970 to 1979
  • 61960 to 1969
  • 331950 to 1959
  • 191940 to 1949
  • 1521939 or earlier

Zip code 51350 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Melvin, IA (51350)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Melvin, IA (51350)
  • 1no bedroom
  • 101 bedroom
  • 682 bedrooms
  • 613 bedrooms
  • 344 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Melvin, IA (51350)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Melvin, IA (51350)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 102 bedrooms
  • 73 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Melvin, IA (51350) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Melvin, IA (51350) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 341 vehicle
  • 432 vehicles
  • 633 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Melvin, IA (51350) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Melvin, IA (51350) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4no vehicle
  • 221 vehicle
  • 92 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 215+ vehicles

  • Zip code 51350 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 51350 household income distribution in 2019
  • 8Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4$35,000 to $39,999
  • 36$40,000 to $44,999
  • 49$50,000 to $59,999
  • 45$60,000 to $74,999
  • 22$75,000 to $99,999
  • 12$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 51350

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 51350
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 6$35,000 to $39,999
  • 18$40,000 to $49,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 2$90,000 to $99,999
  • 44$100,000 to $124,999
  • 13$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 51350

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 51350
  • 1Less than $100
  • 1$250 to $299
  • 4$300 to $349
  • 6$350 to $399
  • 21$500 to $549
  • 13No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $749.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $67,087

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $73,974
51350:

$73,974
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,624 - $125,753

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $106,646
Here:

$106,646
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $213,009
Here:

$213,009
State:

$195,638

Mobile homes: $35,944
Here:

$35,944
State:

$75,033
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 51350
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 250
  • One, attached: 6
  • 3 or 4: 8
  • 5 to 9: 2
  • 10 to 19: 2

Unemployment: 3.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51350

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51350
  • 84.8%210Drove a car alone
  • 3.6%9Carpooled
  • 3.2%8Walked
  • 8.1%20Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51350

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51350
  • 22Less than 5 minutes
  • 175 to 9 minutes
  • 2010 to 14 minutes
  • 3315 to 19 minutes
  • 4520 to 24 minutes
  • 2325 to 29 minutes
  • 3930 to 34 minutes
  • 1935 to 39 minutes
  • 545 to 59 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 50.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 574
  • Male householders: 141 (55 living alone), Female householders: 87 (27 living alone)
  • 92 spouses (92 opposite-sex spouses), 28 unmarried partners, (28 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 179 children (158 natural, 4 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 37 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 foster children, 4 other relatives, 3 non-relatives

Size of family households: 56 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 81 1-person, 26 2-persons

111 married couples with children.
49 single-parent households (12 men, 37 women).

90.8% of residents of 51350 zip code speak English at home.
7.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% very well, 7% well, 7% not well, 12% not at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 10 (1.9%)
(9.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 64%El Salvador
  • 27%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 51350
  • 36%American
  • 31%German
  • 4%Irish
  • 4%Scotch-Irish
  • 2%Dutch
  • 2%Norwegian
  • 1%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 92010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 21990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 51350 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • SIOUXLAND FARMER COOP (710 1ST AVE in MELVIN, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • SANBORN COOP GRAIN (275 MAIN STREET in MELVIN, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Alternative names: SIOUXLAND FARMERS CO-OP, SIOUXLAND FARMERS COOP, SIOUXLAND FARMERS COOP ASSOCIATION MELVIN NH3, SIOUXLAND FARMERS COOPERATIVE (FS) MELVIN NH3
  • C-D FARM SERVICE (2544 SORRELL AVENUE in MELVIN, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)

Zip code 51350 marital status for males
Zip code 51350 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 64.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18.8%Electricity
  • 5.4%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 3.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 395. Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+22.3%).

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

  • This state: 400
  • Northeast: 1
  • Midwest: 145
  • South: 6
  • West: 7

83% of the 51350 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

95% of the 51350 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Melvin, IA (51350)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

39.2%
Iowa:

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

0.0%
Iowa:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 61,277Management occupations
  • 43,994Transportation occupations
  • 43,647Material moving occupations
  • 41,157Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 41,104Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 33,627Construction and extraction occupations

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

  • Construction: Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (20-49: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Educational Services: Fine Arts Schools (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (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
Most common first names in zip code 51350 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry1080.1 years
George686.2 years
Otto676.7 years
Harold574.2 years
Arthur577.0 years
Grace590.4 years
Clarence481.7 years
Helen485.0 years
Albert372.7 years
Ida390.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 51350 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Graves1286.9 years
Benz1283.6 years
Knock779.4 years
Klatt677.2 years
Brandt569.2 years
Jobes580.4 years
Mohlenkamp572.0 years
Riecks576.8 years
Dickman486.8 years
Griese480.0 years

Businesses in zip code 51350

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