Des Moines, IA 50317 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 50317: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Des Moines, IA 50317

Acceptable Alternative
Pleasant Hill, IA 50317

Not Acceptable, USPS
Capital Heights, IA 50317
Carbondale, IA 50317
Norwoodville, IA 50317
Risingsun, IA 50317

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Polk County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.603, Longitude -93.544
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 768
  • PO Box Addresses: 265
  • Residential Addresses: 14,894
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,242
    • Single Family Addresses: 13,652

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

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  1. 50317 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 50317 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Des Moines, IA 50317 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 39,289
Population in Households 39,070
Population in Familes 30,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 219
Population Density2 1,722
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $50,128
Average Household Income $60,671
Per Capita Income $23,430


Total Housing Units 16,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,590 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,529 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,019 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $116,895
Average Home Value $131,619


Total Households 15,119
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 9,727
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.02% 1.05%
Households 0.92% 0.97%
Families 0.69% 0.85%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Des Moines, IA 50317 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 50317 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 # 7 99th
Population Density # 37 96th
Diversity Index # 36 96th
Median Household Income # 724 25th
Per Capita Income # 903 6th

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