Des Moines, IA 50320 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50320: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50320

Not Acceptable, USPS
South Des Moines, IA 50320

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 271
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,939
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,285
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.541, Longitude -93.582
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50320 has segments in 2 Counties (Polk, Warren).

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Des Moines, IA 50320 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,544
Daytime Population: Workers 4,013
Daytime Population: Residents 11,929
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,942
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 22,387
Population in Familes 18,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density2 1,248
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $58,540
Average Household Income $72,340
Per Capita Income $26,220


Total Housing Units 8,761 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,685 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,454 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 622 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $166,179
Average Home Value $178,364


Total Households 8,139
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 5,662
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 1.69% 1.64%
Households 1.43% 1.51%
Families 1.31% 1.42%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Des Moines, IA 50320 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50320 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 # 36 96th
Population Density # 51 95th
Diversity Index # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 282 71st
Per Capita Income # 654 32nd

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