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52231 Zip Code (Harper, IA) Detailed Profile




City: Harper, IA (0.27%)
County: Keokuk County, IA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 216
Zip code population in 2010: 328
Zip code population in 2000: 373

Houses and condos: 126
Renter-occupied apartments: 21
% of renters here:

21%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 52231: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 32.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 52231
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.3% ($1,403)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,156 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,200 (1.9%)

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Males: 118  (54.7%)
Females: 98  (45.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 52231:

  • High school or higher: 96.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 52231:

  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

Zip code 52231 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 52231 (2019)
    • 31495.7%White
    • 113.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10.3%American Indian
    • 10.3%Some other race
    • 10.3%Two or more races
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $108,363
52231:

$108,363
Iowa:

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

46.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 52231, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,661 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,661
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $37,614 (reported on 77.8% of returns)
Here:

$37,614
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 67.8% for AGIs below $25k, 75.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 48.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,140 (reported on 55.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,140
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,125 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,125
State:

$4,542

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$933 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$933
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$650 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

+$650
State:

+$10,509

Total itemized deductions: $12,467 (14% of AGI, reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$12,467
State:

$21,278

Here:

14.1% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Taxes paid: $5,500 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
52231:

$5,500
State:

$8,846

Earned income credit: $2,050 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,050
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 72.2%
Here:

72%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 66.7% for AGIs below $25k, 66.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 52231, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,161 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,161
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $30,801 (reported on 78.2% of returns)
Here:

$30,801
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 675.0% for AGIs below $10k, 66.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 100.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,808 (reported on 59.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,808
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 25.0% for AGIs below $10k, 6.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $1,158 (reported on 32.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,158
State:

$2,510

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,196 (reported on 26.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,196
State:

+$6,139

Total itemized deductions: $12,464 (22% of AGI, reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$12,464
State:

$16,976

Here:

22.5% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,000 (2% of AGI, reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,000
State:

$3,089

Here:

2.0% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $3,613 (reported on 78.7% of returns)
52231:

$3,613
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 25.0% for AGIs below $10k, 5.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,188 (reported on 9.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,188
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 85.1%
Here:

85%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 82.1% for AGIs below $10k, 88.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$60,016
Iowa:

$61,691
Harper, IA (52231) map Nearest zip codes: 52335, 52248, 52591, 52576, 52355, 52585.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

23.4%
Iowa:

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

8.4%
Iowa:

48.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 93


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: 33 (14 now married, 18 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 52231 with a mortgage: 28 (1 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 52

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,235
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $324

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

6.9%
Whole state:

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

6.0%
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:

6.2
State:

4.2
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    Churches in zip code 52231 include: Saint Elizabeths Church (A), Saints Peter and Paul Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 52010 to 2013
  • 122000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 11980 to 1989
  • 41970 to 1979
  • 81960 to 1969
  • 71950 to 1959
  • 141940 to 1949
  • 721939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Harper, IA (52231)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Harper, IA (52231)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 312 bedrooms
  • 163 bedrooms
  • 244 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harper, IA (52231)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harper, IA (52231)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 32 bedrooms
  • 03 bedrooms
  • 184 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Harper, IA (52231) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Harper, IA (52231) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 61 vehicle
  • 442 vehicles
  • 253 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Harper, IA (52231) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Harper, IA (52231) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 21 vehicle
  • 142 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 52231 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 52231 household income distribution in 2019
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 13$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3$45,000 to $49,999
  • 19$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14$60,000 to $74,999
  • 19$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 52231

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 52231
  • 18$40,000 to $49,999
  • 6$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4$90,000 to $99,999
  • 7$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2$125,000 to $149,999
  • 20$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4$175,000 to $199,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 52231

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 52231
  • 12$350 to $399
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 1$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $652.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $107,978

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,363
52231:

$108,363
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,275 - $169,202

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $86,835
Here:

$86,835
State:

$201,113
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 52231
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 119
  • Mobile homes: 5

Unemployment: 1.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 52231

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 52231
  • 84.0%76Drove a car alone
  • 3.3%3Carpooled
  • 11.1%10Walked
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 52231

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 52231
  • 14Less than 5 minutes
  • 15 to 9 minutes
  • 1110 to 14 minutes
  • 2515 to 19 minutes
  • 920 to 24 minutes
  • 125 to 29 minutes
  • 930 to 34 minutes
  • 135 to 39 minutes
  • 140 to 44 minutes
  • 845 to 59 minutes
  • 760 to 89 minutes
  • 190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 58.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 216
  • Male householders: 71 (35 living alone), Female householders: 29 (10 living alone)
  • 39 spouses (39 opposite-sex spouses), 20 unmarried partners, (20 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 48 children (47 natural, 1 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 4 parents, 1 foster children, 1 other relatives, 0 non-relatives

Size of family households: 18 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 45 1-person, 14 2-persons

33 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (7 women).

98.5% of residents of 52231 zip code speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 1 (0.5%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.5%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 100%Bangladesh
Most common first ancestries reported in 52231
  • 47%German
  • 9%Scottish
  • 7%American
  • 4%Danish
  • 4%Swedish
  • 4%Welsh
  • 1%Irish

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Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO OF AMER-STA 109 (20743 285TH AVENUE in HARPER, IA)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1987-0005, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    AIR MAJOR ("Best Available" air pollution technologies tracking)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: CONSTRUCTION SAND AND GRAVEL; HIGHWAY AND STREET CONSTRUCTION, EXCEPT ELEVATED HIGHWAYS; NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION; NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
    Alternative names: NATURAL GAS PIPELINE COMPANY, NATURAL GAS PIPELINE COMPANY, NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO OF AM #109
  • NATURAL GAS PIPELINE CO. OF AMERICA - STATION 109 (RFD #1 in HARPER, IA)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION

Zip code 52231 marital status for males
Zip code 52231 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 17.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 62.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.4%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 2.0%Wood

Population in 1990: 324. Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+15.1%).

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

  • This state: 180
  • Midwest: 30
  • South: 4

73% of the 52231 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.

85% of the 52231 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 83% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Harper, IA (52231)

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%
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 ($)
  • 60,226Production occupations
  • 44,278Education, training, and library occupations
  • 38,983Office and administrative support occupations
  • 32,558Sales and related occupations
  • 17,783Construction and extraction occupations

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

  • Wholesale Trade: Livestock Merchant Wholesalers (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Roofing Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Mining: Crushed and Broken Limestone Mining and Quarrying (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (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: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 52231 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John478.0 years
William479.5 years
Clara391.3 years
Margaret383.9 years
Helen383.6 years
George377.7 years
Marie374.0 years
Francis266.0 years
Earl281.5 years
Cletus271.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 52231 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Weber870.2 years
Redlinger787.3 years
Striegel591.2 years
Merz481.4 years
Besser479.2 years
Jaeger480.2 years
Sondag396.0 years
Smith380.7 years
Beinhart373.0 years
Haupert381.0 years
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