Des Moines, IA 50317 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 50317: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50317

Acceptable Alternative
Pleasant Hill, IA 50317

Not Acceptable, USPS
Capital Heights, IA 50317
Carbondale, IA 50317
Norwoodville, IA 50317
Risingsun, IA 50317

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 758
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,673
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,228
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.603, Longitude -93.544
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Des Moines, IA 50317 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,445
Population in Households 38,227
Population in Familes 30,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 218
Population Density1 1,736
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 14,799
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 9,592
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,588 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,211 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,107 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $114,389
Average Home Value $127,498


Median Household Income $48,984
Average Household Income $58,696
Per Capita Income $22,678
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.22%
Households 0.87% 1.16%
Families 0.69% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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 50317 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50317 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 32 97th
Diversity Index2 # 37 96th
Median Household Income # 666 31st
Per Capita Income # 876 9th

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