Des Moines, IA 50316 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 50316: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50316

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.608, Longitude -93.597
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 510
  • PO Box Addresses: 149
  • Residential Addresses: 5,932
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 951
    • Single Family Addresses: 4,981

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

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Des Moines, IA 50316 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,395
Population in Households 17,540
Population in Familes 13,107
Population in Group Qrtrs 855
Population Density1 5,037
Diversity Index2 78


Median Household Income $39,966
Average Household Income $52,167
Per Capita Income $18,683


Total Housing Units 7,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,604 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,741 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 733 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $90,361
Average Home Value $101,589


Total Households 6,345
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 3,768
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 0.91% 1.06%
Households 0.75% 1.03%
Families 0.51% 0.92%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Des Moines, IA 50316 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50316 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 # 48 95th
Population Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 936 3rd
Per Capita Income # 945 2nd

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