West Des Moines, IA 50265 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50265: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Acceptable Alternative
W Des Moines, IA 50265
WDM, IA 50265

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.583, Longitude -93.757
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50265 has segments in 3 Counties (Dallas, Polk, Warren).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,137
  • PO Box Addresses: 236
  • Residential Addresses: 14,252
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,467
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,785

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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West Des Moines, IA 50265 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 34,979
Population in Households 34,782
Population in Familes 25,981
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 1,890
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $74,831
Average Household Income $96,663
Per Capita Income $40,524


Total Housing Units 15,540 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,172 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,462 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 906 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $194,348
Average Home Value $237,500


Total Households 14,634
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 8,732
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.18% 1.19%
Households 1.09% 1.12%
Families 0.81% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.48%

West Des Moines, IA 50265 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50265 to the other 961 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 13 99th
Population Density # 27 97th
Diversity Index # 73 93rd
Median Household Income # 85 91st
Per Capita Income # 42 96th

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