Des Moines, IA 50312 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50312: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50312

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 467
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,840
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,851
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.587, Longitude -93.676
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Des Moines, IA 50312 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,418
Daytime Population: Workers 5,917
Daytime Population: Residents 7,855
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,772
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 16,219
Population in Familes 10,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density2 3,155
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $54,813
Average Household Income $88,367
Per Capita Income $42,528


Total Housing Units 8,430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,420 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,453 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 557 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $204,087
Average Home Value $257,738


Total Households 7,873
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 3,633
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 1.06% 1.22%
Households 1.01% 1.17%
Families 0.64% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

Des Moines, IA 50312 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50312 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 # 53 95th
Population Density # 13 99th
Diversity Index # 70 93rd
Median Household Income # 462 52nd
Per Capita Income # 21 98th

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