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Area Code 515

State: IOWA
Total Area: 7259.78 sq. miles
Land Area: 7245.83 sq. miles
Water Area: 13.94 sq. miles

Gender Distribution in area code 515:

In this area code 515, there are approximately 337932 men or 49% males and approximately 350970 women which represents 51% females in the general population.


Age Distribution in area code 515:

In area code 515, age distribution is used to represent the approximate number of residents who fall within successive age groups, sorted in groups ranging from under 5 years old to over 85 years old. This information is used to estimate the fertility trends in this area of area code 515.

To cite an example: all the full time residents in area code 515 region are broken down into the following age divisions. 47543 are infants and small children below age 5 which would represent approximately 7% of area code 515 population, 47992 are children between the ages of 5-9 or 7%, 47895 are middle school aged children of 10-14 years old or 7%, 51964 are older children between the ages of 15-19 years old, 54349 are young adults aged 20 to 24 years old, 97050 are adults aged 25-34 years, 107877 are between the ages of 35-44 or 16% of area code 515 population, 90897 are aged 45-54 years, 31048 are middle aged residents ranging from 55 to 59 years old, 25246 are seniors in the 60-64 years old age bracket, 43055 are seniors aged 65-74, 31231 are elderly people in the 75-84 age bracket and only 12755 are older than age 84 years in code area code 515.

These figures indicate that 516311 of fellow residents are adults aged 18 years or older with 249183 being men and 267128 of them are women. This includes 481226 residents over the legal drinking age of 21. Seniors aged 62 years and older represent 101700 residents with 34943 senior men over 65 and 52098 senior women over the age of 65.

There are a total of 87041 senior citizens over 65 years of age residing in this location on a permanent basis.


Racial Profile in area code 515:

Area code 515 is and area with a variety of ethnic cultures and racial backgrounds, including 630332 full time residents who are white or Caucasian, roughly 21564 African Americans or Black residents, 1575 American Indian and Alaska Native, 15112 Asian people, 2200 Asian Indian and 2676 Chinese residents.

The remaining Asian population in area code 515 or this part of area code 515, area code 515 is broken down into the following racial demographics: 623 Filipino, 398 Japanese, 1701 Korean, 2815 Vietnamese and 4699 residents considered Other Asian. The Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian population of the area is represented by 292 residents, with 86 Native Hawaiians, 47 Guamanian or Chamorro, 38 Samoan, 121 Other Pacific Islander and 11204 residents who have classified themselves as belonging to Other Race.

The Hispanic and Latin American population of the area surrounding area code 515 is roughly 22985 with 16225 of them being Mexican immigrants, 793 Puerto Rican immigrants, 200 Cuban immigrants, 5767 residents from Other Hispanic or Latino background and 665917 residents or 97% of this population claiming Not Hispanic or of Latino decent.


School Enrollment in area code 515:

In the area code 515, over 191546 residents aged 3 years old and up are reportedly enrolled as full time students, ranging from nursery school to graduate school. The numbers breakdown as follows: 13000 young children are enrolled in nursery school or preschool, 9795 children are in kindergarten and 76693 students attend elementary or middle school classes.

High school (grades and 9-12) and college aged students, including college, professional school, university, law school and medical school, consist of 38858 teenagers attending local high schools and 53200 adults attending in college or graduate school classrooms.

In the area code 515, there are 17248 local residents with a 9th grade or lower education according to available records. Roughly 33696 of these full time residents have dropped out of high school but have had some level of educational training from 9th grade to 12th grade. More than 138677 of people in this area code are successful high school graduates and at least 96408 of these individuals have some college level education but have never finished or obtained a degree.

Within the local demographic tables, 33668 residents of area code 515 have graduated from a 2 year university or technical school with an associate’s degree, 83111 have successfully met the requirements to receive a bachelor’s degree and 37083 residents have completed graduate school and received the masters or Ph.D, degree in at least one field of study.


Ancestry Distribution in area code 515:

Area code 515 is a region with 727908 total ancestries reported. Within area code 515, the current ancestry distribution includes approximately 1271 residents of Arab decent, 8323 Czech people or Central European western Slavic people, 14604 Danish people or Danes from Denmark, 27464 Dutch residents with ancestry in the Netherlands, 72425 English residents with ancestral ties to England, 17446 residents with French origins excluding the Basque population, 2061 French Canadian residents and 206443 residents of German decent.

The rich ancestral community also includes: 1363 Greek or Hellenes residents with ancestral ties to Greece, Cyprus and surrounding regions, 718 Hungarians or Magyars, 90740 Irish residents, 18511 Italians, 768 residents of Lithuanian origin, 46882 Norwegian residents, 8058 Polish individuals, 187 Portuguese residents, 2252 Russian residents, 10735 Scotch-Irish,or Ulster Scots’ residents, 12314 Scottish residents, 520 Slovak residents with ancestry in the Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria, 3126 people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 29235 Swedes.


Economy in area code 515:

The occupation demographic description for area code 515 is typical of most cities. Management, Professional and Related Occupations are held by 128134 residents in the area code 515 and include professions, such as bank managers, restaurant managers, teachers, real estate agents, and insurance agents. The demographic figures for Management, Professional, And Related Occupations does not include service occupations.

Service occupations, such as waiters and retail employees, are given their own category in the economic demographic breakdown. There are currently 51371 service occupations currently held in the area code 515 by individuals working at gas stations, grocery stores and other places where they would assist customers with making a purchase. These occupations are usually held by students who are working part time jobs while they are completing their education while some are also held by senior citizens who need a part time employment.

Sales And office Occupations current make up 103671 professional positions in the area code 515 and include occupations in the automotive sales, retail sales and banking industries as well as the local area code 515 government.

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations are usually seasonal, outdoor employment opportunities. As such, these jobs are not as plentiful in the area code 515 are and there are currently only 2617 residents who hold jobs in these fields. While this job type is seasonal, many area code 515 residents perform these occupations as a hobby.

Construction, Mining And Maintenance Occupations provides employment for 29972 residents of area code 515 . As most of these jobs are handled by independent contractors, residents with jobs in this field provide services to much of the area code 515 community.

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations continue to flourish in the area code 515 region. As such, 47388 residents are currently employed in various Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations. The need for individuals in these fields is expected to rise and the Production, Transportation, And Material Moving industry should continue to be a great source of employment in area code 515.


Employment by Industry in area code 515:

In area code 515, the employment demographics can also be broken down by industry. Individual industries account for specific numbers of jobs in the area and the current numbers include: 8915 people in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining industries ( including those employees engaged in farming, fishing, logging or operation of feedlots in area code 515.

22535 people work in the construction industry (including professional architects, civil engineers and laborers responsible for designing and building offices, stores and homes in the area code 515.), 38296 residents of area code are employed in the Manufacturing industry (including small industry owners, FMCG producers, production managers and laborers.), 43606 residents of 515 are employed in Retail trade (working as wholesalers, distributors, store owners and employees.), 18337 workers serve in the Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities industry (An industry responsible for public transportation, storage of goods and the provision of utility services to the community.), 11709 workers are employed in the Information industry (With services related to computing, telecommunications, broadcasting and internet.), 42573 personnel are dedicated to working in the Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing industry, 29133 residents of the area code 515 area are involved in industry as Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, and Waste Management Services workers (including employers and employees, scientists, researchers, general and project managers of various organizations, administrative workers and blue collar employees.

76755 people are actively employed in the area code 515 Educational, Health and Social Services industry (including professors, teachers, lab assistants, doctors, nurses, consultants and those employed to provide assistance to non-government and non-profit organizations. 24377 residents of the area code 515 are employed in the Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services industry (including artists, entertainers, actors, physical trainers and sports personalities.) Some of these workers are also involved in the operation of area code 515 hotels, bed and breakfast facility and restaurants.

16137 people, who live in the area code 515 are employed in other service industries such as law enforcement, military personnel. 16988 individuals work in Public Administration as magistrates, area code 515 judges, area code 515 attorneys and local or state level politicians. According to area code 515 records, a few individuals also work as self-employed individuals doing small jobs or are unemployed.


Commute in area code 515:

In area code 515, local residents have found many ways to get where they are going on a daily basis. There are 286425 residents that travel only by automobile and these residents are primarily those who live in suburban areas of area code 515 or because they do not live in close proximity to their coworkers.

In the area code 515, 38556 people actively participate in a carpool to save on gas and maintenance expenses. Many people who carpool area code 515 also cite human interaction as a reason for the carpool because they can also drink coffee and chat about work while traveling to their destination. A relatively small number of individuals, 5813 workers in the area code 515, make use of public transportation. Public transport availability is extremely limited in the area code 515 and is primarily limited to public transport services, such as taxi cabs, buses, or van lines owned by area code 515.

11317 residents in the area code 515, walk to work on a regular basis. People who walk to work often live in the downtown region of area code 515, close to their business or place of employment. This decision to commute via walking may be based on environmental impact, health concerns, fuel prices or lack of alternative modes of transportation.

3004 residents, living in area code 515 claim to use other means of transportation to get to work. Examples of these alternative could include school bus drivers that use the bus to get to work in area code 515, tractor trailers and skateboards or bicycles. 13333 residents do not use transportation of any kind to get to work. Instead, these people area code 515 telecommute or work from home. These individuals include babysitters, caterers, and seamstresses. There are many unique ways to commute to work area code 515. You can take your car alone, carpool, use public transport, use other means, have worked at home, or simply have walked when you're visiting area code 515 to find employment.


Housing in area code 515:

There are a total of 284675 homes in area code 515. This includes many types of beautiful houses and condominiums, which make the area code 515 a very attractive location for those seeking to relocate into the community. The 284675 Total Housing Units gives a fair perspective on the size of area code 515.

Occupied Housing Units in the area code 515 are recorded as 269973. When compared to the total number of homes available, the Occupied Housing Units rate means that housing is available for you and also signifies that there is an established population currently living in area code 515. For those seeking to move into a home in the area code 515, it is important to realize that the percentage of Owner-occupied Housing Units is at 66%. Many communities shy away from rental properties due to the problems causes by non-owners occupying a property. The fact that Owner-occupied Housing Units is at a high percentage signifies a solid community where taxes are paid by the public to cover the costs of improving schools and roads in the area code 515.

Renter-occupied Housing Units are currently stable at just 80967, meaning that people often own their own homes in the area code 515. Renter-occupied Housing Units largely consist of apartments or properties being rented to families who cannot secure a mortgage in the area code 515. Renter-occupied Housing Units may also include guest homes or other types of property in the area code.

Vacant Housing Units comprise only 14702 of the total housing units available in the area code 515, which mean there are a limited number of properties available for someone wishing to purchase a home in the area code 515 area. Vacant Housing Units are often 3 bedroom or larger homes and may even include foreclosed homes in area code 515, allowing home buyers the opportunity to find amazing bargains.

There are also 1142 homes available in the area that fall into the Seasonal Or Occasional Use category. For Seasonal Or Occasional Use categorization often means that you can rent or lease the home for a specific period of time throughout the year. These properties are usually rented on a weekly or monthly basis in the area code 515, which is a wonderful advantage for those planning temporary moves or who intend to have guests while visiting in the area code 515.


Structures in area code 515:

In the area code 515, there are a total of 284657 structure units currently available. These structural units include a wide variety of built house configurations. Of the total 284657 structures, 195935 are designated as 1 unit, detached, meaning the home stands by itself and is not attached to another building.

There are also 10930 attached structures in the area code 515, with individual units being attached to and supported by one or more other units. Included in this area code are 8409 multi-family units, which means that the unit consists of 4 or more dwellings in the same plot of land. 9398 of these structures have 3 or 4 units with 3 family dwellings in the same plot of land, such as family triplexes or townhouses. These structures are usually built on three levels.

In this area, there are also a total of 11457 structures with 5 To 9 dwelling units, most often several apartments in just one building complex. In addition there are 12635 structures with 10 To 19 units. While there are 284657 total structures in the area, there are many mobile homes, which comprise 11631 of the total homes in the area code 515. Mobile homes have specialized construction, are prefabricated and can be used for traveling around. In the area code 515, however, most of the 11631 mobile homes or trailers are securely fastened to a foundation and are likely to remain in place throughout their useful lives.

There is another group of structures in the area code 515, consisting of boats, RV.s, vans and some other unknown structures. The designation of these structures as dwellings is often dependent upon their actual usage. Boats used for pleasure may not receive the dwelling designation but the same boat used as a permanent dwelling place when moored in a marina may be classified as a home. Recreational Vehicles, often called RV's, are similar to mobile homes and are often used as temporary dwelling places for holidays or travel. Vans are usually used for transportation, rather than as a dwelling. Both of these moving vehicle structures can be designated as dwellings when converted for long term use.


Household Heating Type in area code 515:

In the area code 515, roughly 197845 residents use utility gas, provided by the local gas company, to heat their homes. Bottled Tank or LP Gas is used by 26863 residents of the area code 515, with the bottled tank or LP Gas being refilled and delivered on a monthly basis. Only 38717 residents of area code 515, use electricity to heat their homes.

Outdated fuel energy sources, such as Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc. are a relatively non-existent area of the household heating fuel market in the area code 515 because the fuel oil is burned in a furnace or a boiler and does not see extensive use in most modern households. With that said, 5 reported residents use coal or coke to heat their homes. In some of the older homes of the area, coal burning furnaces are still in use, providing heat to the house. Wood is used by 1128 residents to provide heat. As a clean burning bio fuel, wood can be used to effectively provide heat to the entire house. As a result, many of the smaller homes in the area code 515 make use of a wood-burning fireplace with a blower insert to heat the home or provide a backup heat source in the event of power outages or spikes in fuel prices.

In a move towards modern renewable energy, 59 residents of the area code 515, have upgraded to solar energy. No other fuels are reported to be in use because 1065 other residents reported that they used no fuel to heat their homes, citing adequate insulation.


Property Value in area code 515:

In 515, the average Property Value can be divided up as follows: Specified Owner-occupied Units are the specific number of homes in area code 515 which are occupied by the property owner. The current number of Specified Owner-occupied Units is 160530 which signifies that most people in the area code 515 own their own homes.

In the area code, approximately 21887 homes were listed with values of less than $50,000, based on specific criteria related to area code 515, area code 515 in particular. There are also 42347 homes valued at $100,000 To $149,000 based on the neighborhood and school district associated with area code 515. Approximately 17465 homes were valued at $150,000 To $199,000 based on the included acreage. At the time of this report, 9703 homes were valued at $200,000 To $299,999 because no one reported any homes within this range of value.

However, 3388 homes were listed at $300,000 To $499,999 and an additional 596 homes were valued between $500,000 To $999,999. There are only 73 million dollar homes or mansions in the area code 515.

Mortgage Status in area code 515:

Many people living in area code 515 have mortgages or loans secured by real property, don’t have mortgages, pay cash rent or do not pay any cash towards their housing expenses. These figures are used to provide a demographic of the mortgage status for the area code 515. 113131 people currently have mortgages in this part of area code 515. Among those with current mortgages, 696 people have a monthly mortgage payment of $300 dollars and 21696 people have a monthly mortgage payment of between $300 and $499. 18476 people have a monthly mortgage payment of between $500 and $699 dollars.

The mortgage payment category with the second most common monthly payment is the $700 to $999 range, with a total of 35039 people making these monthly payments. There are a total of 34149 residents in the area code 515 who pay between $1000 and $1,499 per month and 10900 people paying between $1,500 and $1,999 on their monthly mortgage, which is incidentally the largest mortgage paying group in the area.

Only 5931 people have monthly mortgage payments exceeding $2,000 and a mere 47399 people do not have to pay any mortgage on their property in the area code 515.


Mortgage Payment as percentage of income in area code 515:

The distribution of mortgage payments within the area code 515 code can also be used to create a demographic scale to express the regions economic stability. The total number of individuals paying a given percentage of their income as mortgage payments can be explained as follows:
64190 people in this area pay less than 15 percent (<15%) of their income to mortgage payments; The majority of local borrowers fall into this category.

32085 people pay between 15 and 19 percent of their income on their mortgage payments. 23599 people pay between 20 and 24 percent of their income on their mortgage payments. Only 14382 pay between 25 and 29 percent of their income to mortgage payments, making this the category with the lowest percentage of members.

8299 people pay between 30 and 34 percent of their income to their mortgage payment. 17284 people pay 35 percent or more (>35%) of their income to their mortgage payments in the area code 515.


Rent Status in area code 515:

Rental status is a prime indicator of economic stability in an area. Out of 79315 people who reside in renter-occupied units, roughly 4134 people spend less than $200 per month in rent for housing in the area code 515. Approximately 5064 people make monthly rental payments between $200 and $299 dollars; the second highest category for renters in the area.

33042 people pay $500 To $749 for monthly housing costs on rental properties and 9232 people pay monthly rental expenses between $750 and $999. In the area code 515, 34149 people pay from $1,000 to $1,499 in rent and 464 renters pay monthly housing expense which exceed $1,500.

Out of 79315 people who live in rental homes, only 3388 people in the area code 515 do not pay cash rent on a monthly basis.


Rent Payments as percentage of income in area code 515:

Distribution of rent payments as a percentage of income can be broken down within the area code 515 code in the following demographics:
15784 people in this area code pay less than 15 percent of their income to rent payments; this is the highest total of all the rent payment categories. There are a total of 12424 renters pay between 15 and 19 percent of their income towards their rent payment.

11367 people pay between 20 and 24 percent of their income towards their monthly rent. 8969 people fall in the category of paying just 25 to 29 percent of their income towards rent. 5630 people pay between 30 and 34 percent of their income for their monthly rental payment. 20274 people pay 35 percent or more of their income out in rental payments within the area code 515.


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