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51531 Zip Code (Elk Horn, IA) Detailed Profile




City: Elk Horn, IA (2.70%)
Counties: Shelby County, IA (76.65%), Audubon County, IA (23.35%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 704
Zip code population in 2010: 914
Zip code population in 2000: 929

Houses and condos: 331
Renter-occupied apartments: 60
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 51531: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 28.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 51531
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,731)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,302)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,524 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,081 (1.4%)

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Males: 349  (49.6%)
Females: 355  (50.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 51531:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 51531:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

Zip code 51531 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 51531 (2017)
    • 88895.6%White
    • 222.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20.2%Asian
    • 10.1%Some other race
    • 10.1%Two or more races
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $147,990
51531:

$147,990
Iowa:

$149,100



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 51531 zip code as of August 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 51531 is 720 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:

57.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 51531, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $54,013 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$54,013
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $36,981 (reported on 82.1% of returns)
Here:

$36,981
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.2% for AGIs below $25k, 63.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 36.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,694 (reported on 41.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,694
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,831 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,831
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$100 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

+$100
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$6,950 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,950
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 8.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,833 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
51531:

$7,833
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $17,425 (24% of AGI, reported on 30.8% of returns)
Here:

$17,425
State:

$21,278

Here:

23.6% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.1% for AGIs below $25k, 11.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,790 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,790
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,650 (reported on 30.8% of returns)
51531:

$5,650
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,825 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,825
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 82.1%
Here:

82%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 69.2% for AGIs below $25k, 80.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.5% 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 51531, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,406 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,406
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $30,740 (reported on 76.7% of returns)
Here:

$30,740
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 82.9% for AGIs below $10k, 54.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 69.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 47.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,217 (reported on 52.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,217
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.0% for AGIs below $10k, 8.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $648 (reported on 38.5% of returns)
Here:

$648
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,224 (reported on 26.0% of returns)
Here:

+$2,224
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,635 (reported on 19.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,635
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 31.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,786 (reported on 3.7% of returns)
51531:

$3,786
Iowa:

$2,970

Total itemized deductions: $14,255 (25% of AGI, reported on 28.1% of returns)
Here:

$14,255
State:

$16,976

Here:

24.9% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,000 (3% of AGI, reported on 26.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,000
State:

$3,089

Here:

3.4% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,786 (reported on 74.3% of returns)
51531:

$3,786
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,667 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,667
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 87.3%
Here:

87%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 83.3% for AGIs below $10k, 83.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 91.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$64,815
Iowa:

$58,570
Elk Horn, IA (51531) map Nearest zip codes: 51543, 51552, 51577, 51447, 50042, 50022.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

37.3%
Iowa:

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

6.8%
Iowa:

6.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 14
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 286


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: 111 (49 now married, 62 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 51531 with a mortgage: 119 (3 second mortgage, 6 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 120

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $953
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $439

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

7.8%
Whole state:

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

6.8%
Whole state:

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

7.2
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 51531: Elk Horn Elevator (A), Bedstemor's House (B), Danish Windmill Museum and Welcome Center (C), Elk Horn Fire Department (D), Elk Horn Town Hall (E), Elk Horn Public Library (F), Danish Immigrant Museum (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 51531 include: First Baptist Church (A), Elk Horn Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Carlsen-Larsen Cemetery (1), Elk Horn Cemetery (2), Clay Township Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 51531 include: Elk Horn City Park (1), Elk Horn Creek Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 232000 to 2009
  • 151990 to 1999
  • 271980 to 1989
  • 331970 to 1979
  • 471960 to 1969
  • 201950 to 1959
  • 231940 to 1949
  • 1381939 or earlier

Zip code 51531 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elk Horn, IA (51531)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elk Horn, IA (51531)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 712 bedrooms
  • 1093 bedrooms
  • 584 bedrooms
  • 195+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elk Horn, IA (51531)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elk Horn, IA (51531)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 211 bedroom
  • 182 bedrooms
  • 153 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Horn, IA (51531) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Horn, IA (51531) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 641 vehicle
  • 1132 vehicles
  • 623 vehicles
  • 204 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Horn, IA (51531) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Horn, IA (51531) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4no vehicle
  • 271 vehicle
  • 202 vehicles
  • 83 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 51531 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 51531 household income distribution in 2017
  • 3Less than $10,000
  • 16$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 20$25,000 to $29,999
  • 11$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3$40,000 to $44,999
  • 11$45,000 to $49,999
  • 33$50,000 to $59,999
  • 42$60,000 to $74,999
  • 49$75,000 to $99,999
  • 30$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • 16$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 51531

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 51531
  • 2Less than $10,000
  • 1$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4$35,000 to $39,999
  • 10$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7$60,000 to $69,999
  • 19$70,000 to $79,999
  • 10$80,000 to $89,999
  • 15$90,000 to $99,999
  • 15$100,000 to $124,999
  • 47$125,000 to $149,999
  • 30$150,000 to $174,999
  • 13$175,000 to $199,999
  • 10$200,000 to $249,999
  • 24$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 51531

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 51531
  • 10$250 to $299
  • 16$300 to $349
  • 2$350 to $399
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 12$450 to $499
  • 6$500 to $549
  • 3No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $490.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $214,738.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $136,958

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $147,990
51531:

$147,990
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,032 - $183,041
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 51531
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 292
  • One, attached: 9
  • Two: 7
  • 3 or 4: 18
  • Mobile homes: 3

Unemployment: 3.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51531

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 51531
  • 74.7%260Drove a car alone
  • 12.1%42Carpooled
  • 4.9%17Walked
  • 0.6%2Other means
  • 7.8%27Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51531

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 51531
  • 63Less than 5 minutes
  • 665 to 9 minutes
  • 1510 to 14 minutes
  • 1515 to 19 minutes
  • 6820 to 24 minutes
  • 1925 to 29 minutes
  • 2830 to 34 minutes
  • 835 to 39 minutes
  • 1745 to 59 minutes
  • 1160 to 89 minutes
  • 790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 63.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 631
  • In family households: 475 (90 male householders, 85 female householders)
    161 spouses, 118 children (111 natural, 5 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 other relatives, 11 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 156 (60 male householders (46 living alone)), 64 female householders (58 living alone)), 31 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 71 (95 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 107 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 105 1-person, 16 2-persons, 3 3-persons

68 married couples with children.
27 single-parent households (27 women).

99.3% of residents of 51531 zip code speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 2 (0.3%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

0.3%
Whole state:

5.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 100%Ireland
Most common first ancestries reported in 51531
  • 46%Danish
  • 17%German
  • 6%American
  • 5%English
  • 5%European
  • 3%Norwegian
  • 2%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 22010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 1Before 1990

Zip code 51531 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AT&T (RTE 173, 3 MI S OF TOWN in ELK HORN, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • PELGAS FARM CENTER (1010 NORTHEAST FIRST STREET in ELK HORN, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Alternative names: PELGAS FARM CENTER INC ELKHORN

Zip code 51531 marital status for males
Zip code 51531 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 32.8%Electricity
  • 19.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood

Population in 1990: 990.

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

  • This state: 514
  • Northeast: 10
  • Midwest: 99
  • South: 34
  • West: 39

62% of the 51531 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

89% of the 51531 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Elk Horn, IA (51531)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Iowa:

9.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

6.7%
Iowa:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 65,233Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 60,773Production occupations
  • 52,670Construction and extraction occupations
  • 49,967Management occupations
  • 46,030Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 44,261Material moving occupations

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Testing Laboratories (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Museums (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Information: Cable and Other Program Distribution (10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (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 2010:

  • 74 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 95 people in nursing homes
Most common first names in zip code 51531 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna2586.8 years
John1484.5 years
Hans1383.1 years
Chris1285.3 years
Jens1083.9 years
Peter1084.5 years
Emma890.2 years
Martha786.0 years
Marie784.5 years
Clara786.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 51531 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Petersen4182.7 years
Hansen3684.9 years
Christensen3483.1 years
Jensen3086.1 years
Nelson2584.9 years
Andersen2083.9 years
Lange1479.9 years
Nielsen1487.4 years
Larsen1481.1 years
Johnson1381.6 years

Businesses in zip code 51531

  • AmericInn: 1

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