Des Moines, IA 50310 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50310: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50310

Acceptable Alternative
Beaverdale, IA 50310

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 879
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,703
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,895
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.627, Longitude -93.673
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Des Moines, IA 50310 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,820
Population in Households 31,016
Population in Familes 23,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 804
Population Density1 3,926
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 13,547
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 7,905
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,931 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,616 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 999 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $144,152
Average Home Value $151,836


Median Household Income $54,430
Average Household Income $67,785
Per Capita Income $29,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 1.04%
Households 0.68% 0.98%
Families 0.44% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Des Moines, IA 50310 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50310 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 # 18 98th
Population Density1 # 8 99th
Diversity Index2 # 33 97th
Median Household Income # 417 57th
Per Capita Income # 342 65th

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