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: 1,658
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,815
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,701
    • Single Family Addresses: 10,114

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

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West Des Moines, IA 50266 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,196
Daytime Population: Workers 41,122
Daytime Population: Residents 14,570
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 55,692
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.68
Population in Households 33,131
Population in Familes 24,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 1,613
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $77,401
Average Household Income $102,547
Per Capita Income $44,615


Total Housing Units 15,753 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,337 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,096 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,320 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $242,047
Average Home Value $271,794


Total Households 14,433
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 8,012
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 4.04% 3.27%
Households 3.88% 3.21%
Families 3.87% 3.15%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

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

The table below compares 50266 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 # 15 99th
Population Density # 35 96th
Diversity Index # 50 95th
Median Household Income # 43 96th
Per Capita Income # 13 99th

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