52738 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Columbus Junction, IA (1.75%), Cotter, IA (0.20%), Fredonia, IA (0.13%), Columbus City, IA (0.00%)
County: Louisa County, IA
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,536
Zip code population in 2010: 3,567
Zip code population in 2000: 3,926

Houses and condos: 1,441
Renter-occupied apartments: 330
% of renters here:

25%
State:

29%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 52738: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 122.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.5% ($1,427)
Iowa:

1.5% ($1,886)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,439 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,406 (1.3%)

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Males: 1,775  (50.2%)
Females: 1,761  (49.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 52738:

For population 15 years and over in 52738:

Zip code 52738 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 52738

  • Zip code 52738 races chart
    • 2,233White population
    • 29Black population
    • 4American Indian population
    • 74Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 3Some other race population
    • 32Two or more races population
    • 1,192Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $98,300
52738:

$98,300
Iowa:

$126,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 52738 zip code as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 52738 to the number of sex offenders is 1,964 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 52738, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,350 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,350
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $37,558 (reported on 89.7% of returns)
Here:

$37,558
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 83.1% for AGIs below $25k, 86.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 47.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $987 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$987
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,168 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,168
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,820 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

+$2,820
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,463 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,463
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,767 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
52738:

$13,767
Iowa:

$11,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,291 (22% of AGI, reported on 21.2% of returns)
Here:

$17,291
State:

$21,278

Here:

21.5% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $25k, 5.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,021 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$3,021
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,980 (reported on 21.2% of returns)
52738:

$5,980
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,194 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,194
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 52738, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $36,019 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,019
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $32,474 (reported on 86.4% of returns)
Here:

$32,474
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 124.5% for AGIs below $10k, 75.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 51.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,533 (reported on 47.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,533
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,065 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,065
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,872 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,872
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,778 (reported on 14.8% of returns)
Here:

+$5,778
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$88 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
Here +$88
State -$74
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -5.0% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,813 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
52738:

$2,813
Iowa:

$2,970

Total itemized deductions: $14,800 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$14,800
State:

$16,976

Here:

22.7% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 25.8% for AGIs below $10k, 6.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,474 (4% of AGI, reported on 17.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,474
State:

$3,089

Here:

3.6% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,248 (reported on 70.6% of returns)
52738:

$4,248
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,688 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,688
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 88.0%
Here:

88%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 78.7% for AGIs below $10k, 89.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 91.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 91.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 88.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$50,742
Iowa:

$52,229
Columbus Junction, IA (52738) map Nearest zip codes: 52737, 52739, 52659, 52621, 52754, 52201.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

61.7%
Iowa:

49.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.3%
Iowa:

6.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 172
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,137


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 52 (25 now married, 27 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 831 (427 now married, 404 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 52738 with a mortgage: 580 (14 second mortgage, 32 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 399

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,089
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S453

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

14.2%
Whole state:

12.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

10.0%
Whole state:

7.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 52738: Twin Oak (A), Clifton (B), Long Creek (C), River Fork Boat Ramp (D), Cotter (E), Fredonia (F), Columbus Junction (G), Louisa County Fair Grounds (H), Cedarcrest Country Club (I), Louisa County Ambulance Service Columbus Junction Base (J), Columbus City Hall (K), Columbus Junction City Hall (L), Columbus Junction Police Department (M), Columbus Benefitted Fire Department (N), Columbus Junction Public Library (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 52738 include: Presbyterian Church (A), Independent Bible Church (B), Saint Josephs Church (C), Hope Bible Church (D), Independent Full Gospel Church (E), Abundant Life Assembly of God Church (F), United Methodist Church (G), Free Methodist Church (H), Cotter Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Boston Cemetery (2), Cedar-Bethel Cemetery (3), Spring Run Cemetery (4), Hayes Cemetery (5), Cambrian Cemetery (6), Clarke Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Slough Creek (A), Buffington Creek (B), Short Creek (C), Cedar River (D), Monkey Run (E), Johnny Creek (F), Spring Run Creek (G), Goose Creek (H), Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 52738 include: Cairo Woods Wildlife Area (1), Indian Slough Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 162010 or later
  • 1382000 to 2009
  • 1921990 to 1999
  • 1261980 to 1989
  • 1991970 to 1979
  • 1411960 to 1969
  • 911950 to 1959
  • 361940 to 1949
  • 5021939 or earlier

Zip code 52738 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Columbus Junction, IA (52738)

  • 18no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 2032 bedrooms
  • 5093 bedrooms
  • 1964 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbus Junction, IA (52738)

  • 26no bedroom
  • 661 bedroom
  • 1532 bedrooms
  • 573 bedrooms
  • 284 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus Junction, IA (52738) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 29no vehicle
  • 2381 vehicle
  • 3642 vehicles
  • 2123 vehicles
  • 1024 vehicles
  • 345+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Columbus Junction, IA (52738) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 66no vehicle
  • 1761 vehicle
  • 642 vehicles
  • 243 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $616.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,300
52738:

$98,300
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,900 - $150,900

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.5%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 58.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,496

Size of family households: 377 2-persons, 211 3-persons, 178 4-persons, 105 5-persons, 62 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 303 1-person, 42 2-persons, 4 3-persons

509 married couples with children.
347 single-parent households (106 men, 241 women).

65.6% of residents of 52738 zip code speak English at home.
31.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% very well, 26% well, 21% not well, 13% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
1.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (84% not well, 16% not at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 663 (18.8%)
(36.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

18.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 83%Mexico
  • 9%Burma
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 2%Nicaragua
  • 1%Korea
  • 0%Germany
  • 0%Cuba

Most common first ancestries reported in 52738 (%)

  • 44%Other groups
  • 19%German
  • 5%Irish
  • 4%American
  • 4%English
  • 2%Swedish
  • 2%Welsh

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 72010 or later
  • 2202000 to 2009
  • 2091990 to 1999
  • 256Before 1990

Public high school in zip code 52738 not listed on the city page:

  • COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 307; Location: 1004 COLTON ST, COLUMBUS JCT, IA; Grades: 09 - 12)

Zip code 52738 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 52738 not listed on the city page:

  • ROUNDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 1212 COLTON ST, COLUMBUS JCT, IA; Grades: PK - 05)
  • COLUMBUS COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 1004 COLTON ST, COLUMBUS JCT, IA; Grades: 06 - 08)

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 52738 marital status for males
Zip code 52738 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 40%Utility gas
  • 36%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 24%Electricity

Population in 1990: 3,945. Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-0.5%).

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


64% of the 52738 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

92% of the 52738 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

0.6%
Iowa:

9.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

8.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15
Here:

10.2%
Iowa:

24.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 55,500Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 50,833Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 48,667Education, training, and library occupations
  • 43,828Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 43,750Business and financial operations occupations
  • 41,429Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 50 people in nursing homes

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: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 52738 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2875.6 years
Robert2577.0 years
William2379.3 years
Mary2179.4 years
James2074.2 years
Donald1870.5 years
Paul1671.7 years
Ralph1580.8 years
George1282.2 years
Grace1181.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 52738 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1980.4 years
Jones1879.9 years
Duncan1483.6 years
Peters1484.3 years
Miller1177.3 years
Davis1177.9 years
Williams1181.2 years
Owens1080.1 years
Jennings983.9 years
Morrison986.0 years
Businesses in zip code 52738
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1H&R Block1
Ford1MasterBrand Cabinets1

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