West Des Moines, IA 50266 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50266: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Acceptable Alternative
WDM, IA 50266

Not Acceptable, USPS
W Des Moines, IA 50266

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,588
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,350
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,779
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.587, Longitude -93.766
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50266 has segments in 2 Counties (Dallas, Polk).

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West Des Moines, IA 50266 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,129
Population in Households 32,069
Population in Familes 23,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 1,562
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 13,891
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 7,746
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,040 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,851 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,352 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $241,009
Average Home Value $271,953


Median Household Income $75,865
Average Household Income $101,637
Per Capita Income $43,971
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.22% 3.52%
Households 3.94% 3.38%
Families 4.02% 3.38%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Des Moines, IA 50266 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50266 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 15 99th
Population Density1 # 40 96th
Diversity Index2 # 54 94th
Median Household Income # 50 95th
Per Capita Income # 14 99th

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