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: 287
  • PO Box Addresses: 250
  • Residential Addresses: 5,845
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,100
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,745

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

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Des Moines, IA 50311 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,023
Population in Households 15,182
Population in Familes 9,671
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,841
Population Density1 6,669
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $49,256
Average Household Income $64,324
Per Capita Income $25,453


Total Housing Units 7,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,415 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,082 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 652 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $139,174
Average Home Value $153,587


Total Households 6,497
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,126
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 1.12% 1.08%
Households 1.03% 1.1%
Families 0.71% 0.94%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.42%

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

The table below compares 50311 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 # 51 95th
Population Density # 4 100th
Diversity Index # 21 98th
Median Household Income # 754 22nd
Per Capita Income # 815 15th

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