Des Moines, IA 50309 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50309: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50309

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,409
  • Single Family Addresses: 760
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,954
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.588, Longitude -93.619
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Des Moines, IA 50309 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,279
Daytime Population: Workers 50,394
Daytime Population: Residents 3,370
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 53,764
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 7.39
Population in Households 6,675
Population in Familes 2,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 604
Population Density2 2,713
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $27,017
Average Household Income $51,323
Per Capita Income $31,620


Total Housing Units 5,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 580 (11.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,752 (73.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 755 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $209,434
Average Home Value $288,405


Total Households 4,332
Average Household Size 1.54
Family Households 945
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 4.1% 2.38%
Households 4.79% 2.75%
Families 3.94% 2.3%
Median Household Income   5.63%
Per Capita Income   5.36%

Des Moines, IA 50309 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50309 to the other 963 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 105 89th
Population Density # 19 98th
Diversity Index # 16 98th
Median Household Income # 952 1st
Per Capita Income # 213 78th

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