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52255 Zip Code (Lowden, IA) Detailed Profile




Cities: Lowden, IA (2.36%), Clarence, IA (0.02%)
County: Cedar County, IA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,748
Zip code population in 2010: 1,208
Zip code population in 2000: 1,254

Houses and condos: 656
Renter-occupied apartments: 132
% of renters here:

21%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 52255: 83.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 43.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 40 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 52255
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,939)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,825 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,149 (1.2%)

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Males: 935  (53.5%)
Females: 812  (46.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 52255:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 52255:

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

Zip code 52255 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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 52255 (2019)
    • 1,18798.3%White
    • 100.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 50.4%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black
    • 30.2%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $156,684
52255:

$156,684
Iowa:

$158,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 52255 zip code as of August 15, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 52255 is 679 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:

37.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 52255, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $53,753 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,753
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $42,464 (reported on 80.0% of returns)
Here:

$42,464
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.7% for AGIs below $25k, 70.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 46.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,271 (reported on 50.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,271
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,858 (reported on 21.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,858
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,688 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$10,688
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,757 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$6,757
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,614 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
52255:

$8,614
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $20,492 (21% of AGI, reported on 23.6% of returns)
Here:

$20,492
State:

$21,278

Here:

21.1% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,300 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,300
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,885 (reported on 23.6% of returns)
52255:

$7,885
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,300 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,300
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 69.1%
Here:

69%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 61.1% for AGIs below $25k, 73.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 52255, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,821 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,821
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $33,662 (reported on 81.0% of returns)
Here:

$33,662
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 185.3% for AGIs below $10k, 68.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 45.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,209 (reported on 54.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,209
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 22.7% for AGIs below $10k, 10.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,255 (reported on 28.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,255
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,483 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

+$2,483
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,489 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
Here:

+$2,489
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -5.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,500 (24% of AGI, reported on 27.2% of returns)
Here:

$13,500
State:

$16,976

Here:

23.6% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,650 (3% of AGI, reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,650
State:

$3,089

Here:

2.7% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,200 (reported on 74.4% of returns)
52255:

$4,200
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,583 (reported on 10.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,583
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 77.3%
Here:

77%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 67.3% for AGIs below $10k, 77.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 94.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$68,868
Iowa:

$61,691
Lowden, IA (52255) map Nearest zip codes: 52216, 52777, 52721, 52323, 52765, 52337.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.3%
Iowa:

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

3.1%
Iowa:

48.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 28
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 596


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 20 (1 now married, 17 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 340 (188 now married, 150 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 52255 with a mortgage: 278 (28 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 211

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,279
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $485

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

12.0%
Whole state:

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

10.4%
Whole state:

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

6.7
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 52255: Lowden (A), Three-Thirty Golf and Country Club (B), Lowden Fire Department (C), Lowden Public Library (D), Lowden Emergency Rescue (E), First Brick House (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 52255 include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Zion United Church of Christ (B), Diamond Community Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Johns Cemetery (1), Center Cemetery (2), Zion Church Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4), Van Horn Cemetery (5), Lowden Cemetery (6), Elliott Parr Grave (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Parks in zip code 52255 include: Massillon Area Park (1), Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 42014 or later
  • 22010 to 2013
  • 402000 to 2009
  • 181990 to 1999
  • 631980 to 1989
  • 651970 to 1979
  • 181960 to 1969
  • 541950 to 1959
  • 171940 to 1949
  • 3631939 or earlier

Zip code 52255 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lowden, IA (52255)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lowden, IA (52255)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 1762 bedrooms
  • 1423 bedrooms
  • 1264 bedrooms
  • 375+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lowden, IA (52255)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lowden, IA (52255)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 271 bedroom
  • 482 bedrooms
  • 333 bedrooms
  • 204 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lowden, IA (52255) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lowden, IA (52255) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 5no vehicle
  • 831 vehicle
  • 1422 vehicles
  • 1443 vehicles
  • 734 vehicles
  • 495+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lowden, IA (52255) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lowden, IA (52255) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 12no vehicle
  • 721 vehicle
  • 332 vehicles
  • 103 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 52255 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 52255 household income distribution in 2019
  • 19Less than $10,000
  • 28$10,000 to $14,999
  • 36$15,000 to $19,999
  • 29$20,000 to $24,999
  • 10$25,000 to $29,999
  • 33$30,000 to $34,999
  • 27$35,000 to $39,999
  • 19$40,000 to $44,999
  • 14$45,000 to $49,999
  • 41$50,000 to $59,999
  • 92$60,000 to $74,999
  • 105$75,000 to $99,999
  • 32$100,000 to $124,999
  • 28$125,000 to $149,999
  • 85$150,000 to $199,999
  • 14$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 52255

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 52255
  • 2$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9$40,000 to $49,999
  • 9$50,000 to $59,999
  • 15$60,000 to $69,999
  • 32$70,000 to $79,999
  • 44$80,000 to $89,999
  • 22$90,000 to $99,999
  • 52$100,000 to $124,999
  • 23$125,000 to $149,999
  • 57$150,000 to $174,999
  • 14$175,000 to $199,999
  • 21$200,000 to $249,999
  • 29$250,000 to $299,999
  • 85$300,000 to $399,999
  • 29$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 52255

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 52255
  • 1Less than $100
  • 2$150 to $199
  • 1$200 to $249
  • 15$300 to $349
  • 16$400 to $449
  • 31$500 to $549
  • 12$550 to $599
  • 6$600 to $649
  • 2$650 to $699
  • 10$750 to $799
  • 3$2,500 to $2,999
  • 17No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $791.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $148,539
  • Some other race householders: $117,888
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $41,153

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $156,684
52255:

$156,684
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,209 - $294,528

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $129,834
Here:

$129,834
State:

$201,113
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 52255
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 563
  • One, attached: 15
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 16
  • 5 to 9: 10
  • 10 to 19: 23
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 9

Unemployment: 5.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 52255

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 52255
  • 77.1%655Drove a car alone
  • 6.1%52Carpooled
  • 1.8%15Walked
  • 0.9%8Other means
  • 14.8%126Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 52255

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 52255
  • 48Less than 5 minutes
  • 765 to 9 minutes
  • 12210 to 14 minutes
  • 7115 to 19 minutes
  • 6920 to 24 minutes
  • 3825 to 29 minutes
  • 3230 to 34 minutes
  • 3435 to 39 minutes
  • 2240 to 44 minutes
  • 16445 to 59 minutes
  • 4460 to 89 minutes
  • 590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 49.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,748
  • Male householders: 360 (105 living alone), Female householders: 261 (62 living alone)
  • 347 spouses (347 opposite-sex spouses), 30 unmarried partners, (30 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 611 children (432 natural, 170 adopted, 15 stepchildren), 22 grandchildren, 19 brothers or sisters, 16 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 79 non-relatives

Size of family households: 189 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 166 1-person, 32 2-persons, 2 3-persons

384 married couples with children.
103 single-parent households (6 men, 97 women).

99.4% of residents of 52255 zip code speak English at home.

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common first ancestries reported in 52255
  • 55%German
  • 13%American
  • 5%Irish
  • 3%Italian
  • 3%English
  • 2%European
  • 1%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 61990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 52255 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • NORTH CEDAR LOWDEN ELEMENTARY CENTER (703 PARK AVENUE in LOWDEN, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-163691 405
    Organizations: NORTH CEDAR COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • AT&T (RR in LOWDEN, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • STRACKBEINS INC (2157 OLD LINCOLN HWY in LOWDEN, IA)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Zip code 52255 marital status for males
Zip code 52255 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 46.8%Utility gas
  • 35.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.2%Electricity
  • 3.6%Other fuel
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Wood

Population in 1990: 1,488.

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

  • This state: 1,486
  • Northeast: 24
  • Midwest: 184
  • South: 18
  • West: 21

68% of the 52255 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

98% of the 52255 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Lowden, IA (52255)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

1.7%
Iowa:

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

2.4%
Iowa:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

22.6%
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 ($)
  • 74,689Sales and related occupations
  • 74,407Management occupations
  • 52,341Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 50,053Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 47,781Business and financial operations occupations
  • 45,391Construction and extraction occupations

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Offices of Lawyers (10-19: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Civic and Social Organizations (5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 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 2013:

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

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 31 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 52255 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (56.3%), and Structure Fires (27.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 52255
    • 10356.3%Outside Fires
    • 5027.3%Structure Fires
    • 189.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 126.6%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 52255, Iowa

Most common first names in zip code 52255 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1776.8 years
Fred1281.7 years
Emma1286.9 years
Walter1078.1 years
Anna989.3 years
Martha986.8 years
Robert871.8 years
Alma788.3 years
Paul779.8 years
Carl783.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 52255 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Licht2782.2 years
Meier1679.8 years
Conrad1574.6 years
Wenndt1381.4 years
Kruckenberg1373.6 years
Kroemer1183.6 years
Hein981.1 years
Stolte884.5 years
Mensing786.4 years
Schoff782.9 years

Businesses in zip code 52255

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Jimmy John's: 1

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