Des Moines, IA 50311 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50311: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50311

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.604, Longitude -93.684
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 292
  • PO Box Addresses: 243
  • Residential Addresses: 5,928
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,123
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,805

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

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Des Moines, IA 50311 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,404
Daytime Population: Workers 3,686
Daytime Population: Residents 7,924
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,610
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 14,617
Population in Familes 9,490
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,787
Population Density2 6,443
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $49,355
Average Household Income $62,729
Per Capita Income $24,770


Total Housing Units 6,800 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,346 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,891 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 563 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $139,037
Average Home Value $151,898


Total Households 6,237
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,017
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 1.11% 1.1%
Households 0.98% 1.14%
Families 0.66% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Des Moines, IA 50311 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50311 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 # 54 94th
Population Density # 4 100th
Diversity Index # 21 98th
Median Household Income # 714 26th
Per Capita Income # 783 19th

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