West Des Moines, IA 50266 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50266: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Acceptable Alternative
WDM, IA 50266

Not Acceptable, USPS
W Des Moines, IA 50266

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.587, Longitude -93.766
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 50266 has segments in 2 Counties (Dallas, Polk).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1,620
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 16,076
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,771
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,305

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



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West Des Moines, IA 50266 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 33,977
Population in Households 33,887
Population in Familes 24,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density1 1,638
Diversity Index2 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $82,875
Average Household Income $109,423
Per Capita Income $47,465

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,941 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,785 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,525 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $245,414
Average Home Value $275,995
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,726
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 8,150
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.82% 3.27%
Households 3.65% 3.19%
Families 3.62% 3.16%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

West Des Moines, IA 50266 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50266 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 # 14 99th
Population Density # 39 96th
Diversity Index # 66 93rd
Median Household Income # 36 96th
Per Capita Income # 13 99th

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