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50540 Zip Code (Fonda, IA) Detailed Profile




Cities: Fonda, IA (0.98%), Varina, IA (0.08%)
Counties: Pocahontas County, IA (71.06%), Calhoun County, IA (28.94%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 894
Zip code population in 2010: 1,022
Zip code population in 2000: 1,224

Houses and condos: 492
Renter-occupied apartments: 43
% of renters here:

11%
State:

28%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 50540: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 106.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 50540
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.0% ($757)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,302)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $882 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $684 (1.0%)

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Males: 453  (50.7%)
Females: 441  (49.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 50540:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 50540:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

Zip code 50540 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 50540 (2017)
    • 94277.0%White
    • 635.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 80.7%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black
    • 30.2%Asian
    • 30.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $75,682
50540:

$75,682
Iowa:

$149,100



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 50540 zip code as of January 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 50540 is 809 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:

47.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 50540, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $52,802 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$52,802
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $35,663 (reported on 79.2% of returns)
Here:

$35,663
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.9% for AGIs below $25k, 71.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 33.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $932 (reported on 39.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$932
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,450 (reported on 20.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,450
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$733 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

+$733
State:

+$11,802

Profit/loss from business: +$6,013 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$6,013
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $4,960 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
50540:

$4,960
Iowa:

$11,773

Total itemized deductions: $16,450 (16% of AGI, reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

$16,450
State:

$21,278

Here:

16.2% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $1,843 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,843
State:

$4,044

Taxes paid: $7,038 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
50540:

$7,038
State:

$8,846

Earned income credit: $2,571 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,571
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 77.1%
Here:

77%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 66.7% for AGIs below $25k, 81.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 50540, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,757 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,757
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $25,741 (reported on 76.5% of returns)
Here:

$25,741
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 125.7% for AGIs below $10k, 64.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 68.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 28.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,510 (reported on 49.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,510
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,462 (reported on 28.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,462
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$1,985 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

+$1,985
State:

+$8,574

Profit/loss from farming: +$7,128 (reported on 24.3% of returns)
Here +$7,128
State -$74
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -37.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,817 (35% of AGI, reported on 11.7% of returns)
Here:

$15,817
State:

$16,976

Here:

35.2% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,091 (4% of AGI, reported on 8.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,091
State:

$3,089

Here:

3.7% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI

Total tax: $3,925 (reported on 72.2% of returns)
50540:

$3,925
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,493 (reported on 13.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,493
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 76.5%
Here:

77%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 70.0% for AGIs below $10k, 75.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 88.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$62,285
Iowa:

$58,570
Fonda, IA (50540) map Nearest zip codes: 50593, 50575, 50568, 50551, 50561, 50574.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.4%
Iowa:

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

4.0%
Iowa:

6.9%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 37
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 344


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 7 (7 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 145 (96 now married, 47 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 50540 with a mortgage: 145 (2 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 193

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $920
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $297

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

8.4%
Whole state:

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

5.4%
Whole state:

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

7.0
State:

6.7
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 50540: Williams Township Hall (A), Fonda Golf Course (B), Fonda (C), Cora (D), Kelly Access Area (E), Fonda Ambulance Service (F), Fonda Volunteer Fire Department (G), Fonda Opera House Museum (H), Fonda Public Library (I), Fonda City Hall (J), Varina Public Library (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 50540 include: Zion United Methodist Church (A), United Church of Christ (B), Presbyterian Church (C), Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Saint Columbkille's Cemetery (1), Saint John Cemetery (2), Zion Cemetery (3), Elfsborg - Dover Township Cemetery (4), Cedar Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes: Towhead Lake (A), Sunken Island Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Prairie Creek (A), Little Cedar Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 50540 include: Sunken Grove State Game Management Area (1), Towhead Lake State Game Management Area (2), Townhead Lake State Game Mgt Area (3), Leo Shimon Marsh Wildlife Management Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 172010 to 2013
  • 102000 to 2009
  • 371990 to 1999
  • 401980 to 1989
  • 861970 to 1979
  • 221960 to 1969
  • 371950 to 1959
  • 271940 to 1949
  • 2101939 or earlier

Zip code 50540 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fonda, IA (50540)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fonda, IA (50540)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 81 bedroom
  • 842 bedrooms
  • 1023 bedrooms
  • 804 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fonda, IA (50540)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fonda, IA (50540)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 121 bedroom
  • 222 bedrooms
  • 73 bedrooms
  • 184 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fonda, IA (50540) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fonda, IA (50540) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 8no vehicle
  • 611 vehicle
  • 1172 vehicles
  • 1083 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fonda, IA (50540) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fonda, IA (50540) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1no vehicle
  • 141 vehicle
  • 162 vehicles
  • 23 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

  • Zip code 50540 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 50540 household income distribution in 2017
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 29$10,000 to $14,999
  • 19$15,000 to $19,999
  • 24$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$25,000 to $29,999
  • 19$30,000 to $34,999
  • 11$40,000 to $44,999
  • 16$45,000 to $49,999
  • 36$50,000 to $59,999
  • 82$60,000 to $74,999
  • 66$75,000 to $99,999
  • 16$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$150,000 to $199,999
  • 10$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 50540

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 50540
  • 16Less than $10,000
  • 14$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15$25,000 to $29,999
  • 3$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$35,000 to $39,999
  • 21$40,000 to $49,999
  • 14$50,000 to $59,999
  • 35$60,000 to $69,999
  • 12$70,000 to $79,999
  • 13$80,000 to $89,999
  • 24$90,000 to $99,999
  • 39$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4$125,000 to $149,999
  • 11$150,000 to $174,999
  • 14$175,000 to $199,999
  • 23$200,000 to $249,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 50540

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 50540
  • 10$300 to $349
  • 6$350 to $399
  • 4$400 to $449
  • 15No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $500.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $150,460.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $65,835
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $86,879

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $75,682
50540:

$75,682
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,233 - $119,251
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 50540
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 470
  • One, attached: 2
  • 3 or 4: 7
  • 5 to 9: 11

Unemployment: 2.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50540

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50540
  • 74.1%306Drove a car alone
  • 8.2%34Carpooled
  • 6.3%26Walked
  • 11.4%47Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50540

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50540
  • 28Less than 5 minutes
  • 565 to 9 minutes
  • 3710 to 14 minutes
  • 2815 to 19 minutes
  • 5220 to 24 minutes
  • 1725 to 29 minutes
  • 8030 to 34 minutes
  • 1635 to 39 minutes
  • 240 to 44 minutes
  • 3245 to 59 minutes
  • 660 to 89 minutes
  • 890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 43.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 858
  • In family households: 697 (155 male householders, 83 female householders)
    203 spouses, 242 children (210 natural, 10 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 0 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 161 (86 male householders (63 living alone)), 55 female householders (51 living alone)), 18 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 35 (36 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 134 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 115 1-person, 12 2-persons, 14 3-persons

191 married couples with children.
32 single-parent households (12 men, 20 women).

92.8% of residents of 50540 zip code speak English at home.
6.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% very well, 13% well, 21% not well, 6% not at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 39 (4.4%)
(53.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.4%
Whole state:

5.3%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 44%Guatemala
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 3%Moldova
Most common first ancestries reported in 50540
  • 39%German
  • 11%Pennsylvania German
  • 10%American
  • 4%Irish
  • 4%Norwegian
  • 2%European
  • 2%Dutch
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 12000 to 2009
  • 191990 to 1999
  • 17Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • NEWELL-FONDA MIDDLE (3RD & HOWARD STS in FONDA, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-114644 109
    Organizations: NEWELL-FONDA COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • NEWELL-FONDA UPPER ELEMENTARY (3RD & HOWARD STS in FONDA, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-114644 418
    Organizations: NEWELL-FONDA COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • AG PARTNERS, LLC - FONDA (62048 110TH AVE in FONDA, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: CROP PROCUCTION SERVICES INC, CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES INC
  • PRIVATE RESIDENCE OF HELEN JOHNSON (NE COR-600TH ST & 170TH AVE in FONDA, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: SMALL ARMS MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: DUANE JOHNSON (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • AG PARTNERS LLC (1ST & MAIN STS in FONDA, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: GRAIN AND FIELD BEANS
  • OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCHOOL (P.O. BOX 505, 509 MAIN STREET in FONDA, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
  • NEWELL FONDA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (3RD STREET & HOWARD STREET in FONDA, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Alternative names: FONDA C S D
  • AG PARTNERS (1ST STREET & MAIN STREET in FONDA, IA)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Alternative names: CARGILL INC, CARGILL INCORPORATED FONDA

Zip code 50540 marital status for males
Zip code 50540 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 49.3%Utility gas
  • 34.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.1%Electricity
  • 3.7%Other fuel
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 1,438.

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

  • This state: 666
  • Northeast: 1
  • Midwest: 134
  • South: 16
  • West: 31

75% of the 50540 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

97% of the 50540 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Fonda, IA (50540)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17
Here:

11.8%
Iowa:

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

10.1%
Iowa:

7.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

11.1%
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 ($)
  • 56,263Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 53,469Management occupations
  • 46,154Transportation occupations
  • 46,054Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 41,563Production occupations
  • 41,034Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • STARFLIGHT AEROSPACE (503 N QUEEN ST in FONDA, IA; small business) : $1,342 in 2 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $1,254 with Navy for Hardware, Commercial. Signed on 2004-10-18. Completion date: 2004-11-02.
    $88 with Navy for Bushings, Rings, Shims, and Spacers. Signed on 2005-06-01. Completion date: 2005-06-15.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Transportation Equipment and Supplies (except Motor Vehicle) Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Funeral Homes and Funeral Services (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Finish Carpentry Contractors (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

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 38 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 36 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • 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 50540 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2576.0 years
Mary2084.6 years
William1780.3 years
Margaret1183.1 years
Edward1177.6 years
Anna1084.7 years
George1079.6 years
James1077.0 years
Clara986.2 years
Henry983.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 50540 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murphy1382.1 years
Prendergast1283.6 years
Johnson1177.5 years
Mullen1174.4 years
Smith1068.6 years
Hersom1080.2 years
Miller977.9 years
Fitzgerald785.1 years
Mohr783.6 years
Peterson778.0 years
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