Des Moines, IA 50315 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50315: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50315

Not Acceptable, USPS
South Des Moines, IA 50315

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.545, Longitude -93.616
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 710
  • PO Box Addresses: 460
  • Residential Addresses: 15,324
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,822
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,502

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

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Des Moines, IA 50315 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,017
Daytime Population: Workers 10,054
Daytime Population: Residents 20,604
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,658
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 38,247
Population in Familes 29,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 770
Population Density2 3,928
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $46,866
Average Household Income $58,424
Per Capita Income $22,955


Total Housing Units 16,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,761 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,374 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,253 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $117,700
Average Home Value $132,271


Total Households 15,135
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 9,419
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 1.07% 1.19%
Households 0.93% 1.12%
Families 0.7% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

Des Moines, IA 50315 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50315 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 10 99th
Diversity Index # 22 98th
Median Household Income # 801 17th
Per Capita Income # 893 7th

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