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52215 Zip Code (Chelsea, IA) Detailed Profile




City: Chelsea, IA (1.17%)
Counties: Tama County, IA (82.58%), Poweshiek County, IA (17.42%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 745
Zip code population in 2010: 843
Zip code population in 2000: 883

Houses and condos: 340
Renter-occupied apartments: 29
% of renters here:

9%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 52215: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 86.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 52215
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.3% ($1,554)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,882 (4.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,157 (3.2%)

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Males: 413  (55.5%)
Females: 331  (44.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 52215:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 52215:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

Zip code 52215 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 52215 (2019)
    • 73887.5%White
    • 9411.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 60.7%Two or more races
    • 40.5%American Indian
    • 10.1%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $123,070
52215:

$123,070
Iowa:

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

44.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 52215, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $44,995 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,995
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $40,210 (reported on 81.6% of returns)
Here:

$40,210
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.8% for AGIs below $25k, 77.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 60.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,476 (reported on 44.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,476
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $833 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

$833
State:

$4,542

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,457 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,457
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$3,700 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

+$3,700
State:

+$10,509

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,033 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
52215:

$8,033
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $15,856 (25% of AGI, reported on 23.7% of returns)
Here:

$15,856
State:

$21,278

Here:

25.1% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions: $1,340 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,340
State:

$4,044

Taxes paid: $5,178 (reported on 23.7% of returns)
52215:

$5,178
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,380 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,380
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 86.8%
Here:

87%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 84.6% for AGIs below $25k, 90.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 52215, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,972 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,972
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $33,043 (reported on 81.7% of returns)
Here:

$33,043
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 119.1% for AGIs below $10k, 69.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 45.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,378 (reported on 55.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,378
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $701 (reported on 21.8% of returns)
Here:

$701
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,430 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

+$2,430
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,556 (reported on 4.5% of returns)
52215:

$2,556
Iowa:

$2,970

Total itemized deductions: $13,045 (23% of AGI, reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$13,045
State:

$16,976

Here:

23.1% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $945 (1% of AGI, reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

$945
State:

$3,089

Here:

1.5% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $3,538 (reported on 74.9% of returns)
52215:

$3,538
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $10k, 5.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 21.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,242 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,242
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 89.5%
Here:

89%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 86.6% for AGIs below $10k, 88.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 91.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 133.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$57,511
Iowa:

$61,691
Chelsea, IA (52215) map Nearest zip codes: 52348, 52225, 52232, 52208, 52211, 52217.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.3%
Iowa:

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

3.0%
Iowa:

48.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 13
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 305


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 130 (81 now married, 47 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 52215 with a mortgage: 138 (9 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 151

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,417
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $498

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

14.3%
Whole state:

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

12.5%
Whole state:

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

6.1
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.9
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 52215: Chelsea (A), Chelsea City Hall (B), Chelsea Fire Department (C), Chelsea Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 52215 include: Haven Community Church (A), Chelsea United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Squires Cemetery (1), Rector Cemetery (2), Saint Josephs Cemetery (3), Saint Mary Cemetery (4), Chambers Cemetery (5), Craig Cemetery (6), Stayskal Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lake: Rainbow Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Richland Creek (A), Plague Mine Creek (B), Otter Creek (C), North Walnut Creek (D), Hog Run (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 52215 include: West Salt Creek Wildlife Area (1), Otter Creek Marsh State Wildlife Refuge (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 232010 to 2013
  • 302000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 161980 to 1989
  • 71970 to 1979
  • 61960 to 1969
  • 201950 to 1959
  • 271940 to 1949
  • 1761939 or earlier

Zip code 52215 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chelsea, IA (52215)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chelsea, IA (52215)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1112 bedrooms
  • 1293 bedrooms
  • 434 bedrooms
  • 45+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chelsea, IA (52215)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chelsea, IA (52215)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 62 bedrooms
  • 233 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chelsea, IA (52215) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chelsea, IA (52215) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2no vehicle
  • 241 vehicle
  • 1552 vehicles
  • 763 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chelsea, IA (52215) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chelsea, IA (52215) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 21 vehicle
  • 222 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 52215 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 52215 household income distribution in 2019
  • 10Less than $10,000
  • 1$10,000 to $14,999
  • 15$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 18$30,000 to $34,999
  • 19$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$40,000 to $44,999
  • 47$45,000 to $49,999
  • 29$50,000 to $59,999
  • 25$60,000 to $74,999
  • 54$75,000 to $99,999
  • 23$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24$125,000 to $149,999
  • 15$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 52215

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 52215
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$15,000 to $19,999
  • 40$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 17$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 6$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1$60,000 to $69,999
  • 20$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1$90,000 to $99,999
  • 8$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 40$150,000 to $174,999
  • 21$200,000 to $249,999
  • 13$250,000 to $299,999
  • 14$400,000 to $499,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • 22$750,000 to $999,999
  • 9$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 52215

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 52215
  • 3$100 to $149
  • 10$200 to $249
  • 6$450 to $499
  • 1$500 to $549
  • 5No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $576.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $80,398

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $123,070
52215:

$123,070
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,757 - $236,989

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $192,184
Here:

$192,184
State:

$201,113

Mobile homes: $574,311
Here:

$574,311
State:

$75,033
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 52215
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 318
  • Mobile homes: 19

Unemployment: 3.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 52215

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 52215
  • 79.1%309Drove a car alone
  • 15.1%59Carpooled
  • 0.5%2Walked
  • 1.8%7Other means
  • 2.6%10Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 52215

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 52215
  • 1Less than 5 minutes
  • 315 to 9 minutes
  • 1710 to 14 minutes
  • 7515 to 19 minutes
  • 7220 to 24 minutes
  • 1025 to 29 minutes
  • 3330 to 34 minutes
  • 5535 to 39 minutes
  • 2040 to 44 minutes
  • 3145 to 59 minutes
  • 2360 to 89 minutes
  • 690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 47.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 745
  • Male householders: 210 (89 living alone), Female householders: 108 (20 living alone)
  • 186 spouses (186 opposite-sex spouses), 12 unmarried partners, (12 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 191 children (181 natural, 0 adopted, 10 stepchildren), 1 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 0 foster children, 5 other relatives, 15 non-relatives

Size of family households: 73 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 83 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 108 1-person

143 married couples with children.
16 single-parent households (14 men, 2 women).

72.1% of residents of 52215 zip code speak English at home.
27.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% very well, 22% not well, 16% not at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 86 (11.6%)
(57.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

11.6%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 42%Barbados
  • 35%Mexico
  • 19%Honduras
  • 1%Colombia
Most common first ancestries reported in 52215
  • 21%Czech
  • 13%German
  • 12%American
  • 10%European
  • 2%Czechoslovakian
  • 2%Irish
  • 1%English
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 232010 or later
  • 302000 to 2009
  • 381990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 52215 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CHELSEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (500 OLIVE STREET in CHELSEA, IA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-866098 409
    Organizations: SOUTH TAMA COUNTY COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CHELSEA CITY OF STP (CITY CLERK in CHELSEA, IA)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Organizations: CITY OF CHELSEA (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • AT&T-MICROWAVE TOWER SITE (NE CORNER OF HWY V-18 & S AVE in CHELSEA, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 52215 marital status for males
Zip code 52215 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 48.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 27.8%Utility gas
  • 15.8%Electricity
  • 8.7%Wood

Population in 1990: 906.

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

  • This state: 558
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 38
  • South: 32
  • West: 18

66% of the 52215 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

95% of the 52215 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Chelsea, IA (52215)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
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: 8
Here:

64.1%
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 ($)
  • 95,790Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 56,969Management occupations
  • 53,594Construction and extraction occupations
  • 49,374Transportation occupations
  • 49,225Sales and related occupations
  • 43,663Education, training, and library occupations

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Insurance Agencies and Brokerages (1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (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

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

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: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 52215 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph1580.9 years
William1376.0 years
Frank1378.4 years
Charles1181.5 years
John1078.4 years
Emma984.5 years
Mary984.9 years
Edward879.5 years
Agnes789.4 years
George780.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 52215 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Behounek1382.2 years
Musel979.4 years
Zeman878.2 years
Johnston782.5 years
Novak781.3 years
Benda785.7 years
Fetter674.4 years
Upah680.5 years
Kasal674.0 years
Smith578.8 years
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