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50265 Zip Code (West Des Moines, IA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2019: 32,886
Zip code population in 2010: 31,653
Zip code population in 2000: 30,269

Houses and condos: 14,918
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,821
% of renters here:

34%
State:

29%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 50265: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 17.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,919 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 50265
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.7% ($3,606)
Iowa:

1.5% ($2,430)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,547 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,739 (1.8%)

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Males: 16,124  (49.0%)
Females: 16,762  (51.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 50265:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 50265:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

Zip code 50265 compared to state average:

  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 50265 (2019)
    • 27,21186.0%White
    • 1,8315.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1823.7%Asian
    • 8502.7%Black
    • 4961.6%Two or more races
    • 340.1%American Indian
    • 340.1%Some other race
    • 150.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 32,268
Rural population: 617

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $215,289
50265:

$215,289
Iowa:

$158,900



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in 50265 zip code as of January 25, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 50265 is 1,288 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is much lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.4 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 50265, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $83,378 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$83,378
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $64,607 (reported on 87.9% of returns)
Here:

$64,607
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 79.0% for AGIs below $25k, 84.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 51.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,380 (reported on 40.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,380
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $8,345 (reported on 28.6% of returns)
Here:

$8,345
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$16,587 (reported on 22.9% of returns)
Here:

+$16,587
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$18,067 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

+$18,067
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $19,359 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
50265:

$19,359
Iowa:

$11,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $22,259 (reported on 1.0% of returns)
50265:

$22,259
Iowa:

$18,614
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $26,551 (17% of AGI, reported on 41.1% of returns)
Here:

$26,551
State:

$21,278

Here:

17.0% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.2% for AGIs below $25k, 8.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $6,035 (reported on 34.9% of returns)
Here:

$6,035
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $12,298 (reported on 40.9% of returns)
50265:

$12,298
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,852 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,852
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 53.0%
Here:

53%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 46.1% for AGIs below $25k, 48.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 56.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 60.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 80.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 50265, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $69,914 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$69,914
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $57,860 (reported on 87.7% of returns)
Here:

$57,860
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 140.1% for AGIs below $10k, 77.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,506 (reported on 54.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,506
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,965 (reported on 37.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,965
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$13,162 (reported on 29.1% of returns)
Here:

+$13,162
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$18,243 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

+$18,243
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,166 (reported on 2.4% of returns)
50265:

$3,166
Iowa:

$2,970
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $13,859 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
Here:

$13,859
Iowa:

$11,928
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,592 (18% of AGI, reported on 47.3% of returns)
Here:

$21,592
State:

$16,976

Here:

18.1% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 24.4% for AGIs below $10k, 10.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 14.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,195 (3% of AGI, reported on 42.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,195
State:

$3,089

Here:

3.3% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $12,820 (reported on 83.7% of returns)
50265:

$12,820
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,361 (reported on 6.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,361
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 58.3%
Here:

58%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 51.3% for AGIs below $10k, 57.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 56.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$75,947
Iowa:

$61,691
West Des Moines, IA (50265) map Nearest zip codes: 50266, 50324, 50312, 50061, 50325, 50322.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.9%
Iowa:

46.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.3%
Iowa:

48.9%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 935
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 13,116


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 511 (325 now married, 185 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 7,443 (3,150 now married, 4,291 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 50265 with a mortgage: 6,210 (53 second mortgage, 717 home equity loan, 13 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,938

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,517
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $576

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

6.6%
Whole state:

11.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

2.7%
Whole state:

6.4%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.6
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 50265: Commerce (A), Willow Creek Golf Course (B), West Des Moines Fire Department Station 17 (C), West Des Moines Fire Department Station 18 (D), Jordan House (E), West Des Moines Police Department (F), West Des Moines Library (G), City of West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services Station 17 (H), City of West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services Station 18 (I), West Des Moines City Hall (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Westown Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 50265 include: Saint Mark Lutheran Church (A), West Des Moines Christian Church (B), Covenant Presbyterian Church (C), Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (D), Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation (E), Commerce Community Church (F), Point of Grace Church (G), Valley Assembly of God Church (H), Baptist Mission (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Resthaven Cemetery (1), Jordan Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creek: Jordan Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Parks in zip code 50265 include: Beh Glen Park (1), Fairmeadows Park (2), Jordan Creek Park (3), Southwood Park (4), Kiwanis Park (5), Florer Park (6), Knolls Park (7), Western Hills Park (8), Walnut Woods State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 962014 or later
  • 2612010 to 2013
  • 1,0272000 to 2009
  • 3,1181990 to 1999
  • 3,2991980 to 1989
  • 2,6091970 to 1979
  • 1,3321960 to 1969
  • 1,8211950 to 1959
  • 4411940 to 1949
  • 7061939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Des Moines, IA (50265)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Des Moines, IA (50265)
  • 42no bedroom
  • 1281 bedroom
  • 2,0062 bedrooms
  • 3,6973 bedrooms
  • 2,7274 bedrooms
  • 5775+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Des Moines, IA (50265)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Des Moines, IA (50265)
  • 131no bedroom
  • 1,2641 bedroom
  • 2,5082 bedrooms
  • 7623 bedrooms
  • 1514 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in West Des Moines, IA (50265) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in West Des Moines, IA (50265) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 116no vehicle
  • 2,5141 vehicle
  • 4,1082 vehicles
  • 1,7823 vehicles
  • 4874 vehicles
  • 1435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in West Des Moines, IA (50265) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in West Des Moines, IA (50265) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 448no vehicle
  • 2,6991 vehicle
  • 1,2252 vehicles
  • 2383 vehicles
  • 1694 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles

  • Zip code 50265 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 50265 household income distribution in 2019
  • 391Less than $10,000
  • 294$10,000 to $14,999
  • 504$15,000 to $19,999
  • 361$20,000 to $24,999
  • 675$25,000 to $29,999
  • 587$30,000 to $34,999
  • 698$35,000 to $39,999
  • 656$40,000 to $44,999
  • 393$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,099$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,326$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,870$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,410$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,278$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,187$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,333$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 50265

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 50265
  • 49Less than $10,000
  • 12$10,000 to $14,999
  • 108$15,000 to $19,999
  • 45$20,000 to $24,999
  • 60$25,000 to $29,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 22$50,000 to $59,999
  • 38$60,000 to $69,999
  • 106$70,000 to $79,999
  • 140$80,000 to $89,999
  • 184$90,000 to $99,999
  • 496$100,000 to $124,999
  • 738$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,232$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,122$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,799$200,000 to $249,999
  • 959$250,000 to $299,999
  • 798$300,000 to $399,999
  • 443$400,000 to $499,999
  • 472$500,000 to $749,999
  • 120$750,000 to $999,999
  • 13$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 36$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 50265

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 50265
  • 35Less than $100
  • 26$150 to $199
  • 4$250 to $299
  • 12$300 to $349
  • 13$350 to $399
  • 49$400 to $449
  • 13$450 to $499
  • 48$500 to $549
  • 63$600 to $649
  • 266$650 to $699
  • 558$700 to $749
  • 704$750 to $799
  • 865$800 to $899
  • 753$900 to $999
  • 927$1,000 to $1,249
  • 120$1,250 to $1,499
  • 92$1,500 to $1,999
  • 36$2,000 to $2,499
  • 109No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $960.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $240,822.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $219,221
  • Black or African American householders: $185,633
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $297,046
  • Asian householders: $259,198
  • Some other race householders: $161,057
  • Two or more races householders: $79,135
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $149,424

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $215,289
50265:

$215,289
Iowa:

$158,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $166,724 - $284,067

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $279,611
Here:

$279,611
State:

$201,113

Townhouses or other attached units: $155,977
Here:

$155,977
State:

$195,638

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $492,159
Here:

$492,159
State:

$159,145

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,162
Here:

$136,162
State:

$143,957

Mobile homes: $45,505
Here:

$45,505
State:

$75,033
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 50265
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,769
  • One, attached: 1,201
  • Two: 97
  • 3 or 4: 123
  • 5 to 9: 800
  • 10 to 19: 1,206
  • 20 to 49: 1,990
  • 50 or more: 540
  • Mobile homes: 229

Unemployment: 2.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50265

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50265
  • 85.3%15,562Drove a car alone
  • 7.8%1,430Carpooled
  • 0.4%80Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.0%8Ferryboat
  • 0.4%67Taxi
  • 0.2%31Bicycle
  • 0.8%142Walked
  • 0.2%44Other means
  • 4.7%859Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50265

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50265
  • 353Less than 5 minutes
  • 2,3305 to 9 minutes
  • 4,14110 to 14 minutes
  • 4,65115 to 19 minutes
  • 3,22620 to 24 minutes
  • 1,06825 to 29 minutes
  • 1,02430 to 34 minutes
  • 8935 to 39 minutes
  • 10340 to 44 minutes
  • 6945 to 59 minutes
  • 13660 to 89 minutes
  • 16690 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 50265:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 84.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,886
  • Male householders: 6,939 (2,053 living alone), Female householders: 7,052 (2,458 living alone)
  • 6,530 spouses (6,485 opposite-sex spouses), 916 unmarried partners, (868 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,381 children (8,777 natural, 221 adopted, 383 stepchildren), 185 grandchildren, 298 brothers or sisters, 279 parents, 0 foster children, 180 other relatives, 892 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 212 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,074 2-persons, 1,976 3-persons, 1,662 4-persons, 592 5-persons, 239 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 4,511 1-person, 738 2-persons, 158 3-persons

5,323 married couples with children.
1,953 single-parent households (338 men, 1,615 women).

85.3% of residents of 50265 zip code speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% very well, 15% well, 14% not well, 5% not at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (48% very well, 43% well, 9% not well).
2.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% very well, 14% well, 6% not well, 1% not at all).
3.7% of residents speak other language at home (65% very well, 24% well, 7% not well, 4% not at all).

Foreign born population: 3,735 (11.4%)
(57.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

11.4%
Whole state:

5.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 16%Bangladesh
  • 12%Armenia
  • 11%Honduras
  • 4%Ethiopia
  • 4%Thailand
  • 4%Japan
  • 4%El Salvador
Most common first ancestries reported in 50265
  • 17%German
  • 7%American
  • 6%Irish
  • 5%European
  • 4%English
  • 3%Iraqi
  • 3%Norwegian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,4082010 or later
  • 1,0352000 to 2009
  • 8171990 to 1999
  • 721Before 1990

Zip code 50265 topographic map

There are 165 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 50265.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • DELAVAN INC GAS TURBINE PRODUCTS DIV (811 4TH STREET in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - ICIS-, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: AIRCRAFT ENGINES AND ENGINE PARTS; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: GOODRICH CORPORATION (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: TURBINE FUEL TECHNOLOGIES
  • BELCHER & LONG DBA NORMANDY TERRACE APARTMENTS (1800 GRAND AVENUE in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-2005-0011, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-2005-0011, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Alternative names: BELCHER & LONG CORPORATION, LB BELCHER & GL LONG DBA HORIZONS W APTS
  • ROTO ROOTER CORP (300 ASHWORTH RD in W DES MOINES, IA)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-001362, PESTICIDES - MANUFACTURE
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: OTHER COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE INDUSTRY MACHINERY MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: ROTO-ROOTER CORP (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • DANIELS ROSS INC. (1720 FULLER ROAD in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: JOHN MCROBERTS/AMERICAN HOME SALES (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: 1720 LC (VACANT PROPERTY), CLOSED FACILITY -- DANIELS ROSS INC., ROSS DANIELS INC
  • STEEL TREATING (2250 FULLER ROAD in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: METAL HEAT TREATING; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: METAL HEAT TREATING.
    Organizations: GOODRICH CORPORATION (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: TURBINE FUEL TECHNOLOGIES
  • REX MATHES SCHOOL (1401 VINE ST in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-776957 454
    Organizations: WEST DES MOINES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CLEGG PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1020 8TH ST in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-776957 409
    Organizations: WEST DES MOINES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CRETEX CONCRETE PRODUCTS MIDWEST INC (525 SOUTH 11TH STREET in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: CONCRETE PRODUCTS, EXCEPT BLOCK AND BRICK
    Organizations: IOWA CONCRETE PRODUCTS CO (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: IOWA CONCRETE PRODUCTS CO
  • VALLEY SOUTHWOODS (625 S 35TH ST in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-776957 235
    Organizations: WEST DES MOINES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • PHENIX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (415 7TH ST in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-776957 463
    Organizations: WEST DES MOINES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • STILWELL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (1601 VINE ST in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-776957 236
    Organizations: WEST DES MOINES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • CHESAPEAK DISPLAY (520 S 18TH in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: CHESAPEAKE DISPLAY & PACKAGING (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CHESAPEAKE DISPLAY & PACKAGING CO, CLOSED FACILITY -- CHESAPEAK DISPLAY
  • ACME PLATING (1115 MAPLE in WEST DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: CUTLERY AND FLATWARE (EXCEPT PRECIOUS) MANUFACTURING.
    Alternative names: ACME PLATING COMPANY-FORMER SITE OF, CLOSED FACILITY -- ACME PLATING

Zip code 50265 marital status for males
Zip code 50265 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 66.2%Utility gas
  • 32.1%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 31,896.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 21,015
  • Northeast: 617
  • Midwest: 4,787
  • South: 1,213
  • West: 1,308

44% of the 50265 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

87% of the 50265 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in West Des Moines, IA (50265)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 510
Here:

14.5%
Iowa:

9.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 157
Here:

8.9%
Iowa:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 306
Here:

23.3%
Iowa:

23.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 110,457Legal occupations
  • 82,778Management occupations
  • 79,757Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 77,123Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 70,435Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 62,522Business and financial operations occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (WEST DES MOINE, IA):

  • DELAVAN INC (811 4TH ST) : $74,409,773 in 424 contracts from 1999 to 2006
    Contracts for Engine Fuel System Components, Aircraft and Missile Prime Movers, Ship and Boat Propulsion Components, Gas Turbines and Jet Engines, Aircraft; Prime Moving, and Components, Miscellaneous Items, and more by Defense Logistics Agency, Navy, Army, Air Force, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $10,096,737; 2001: $12,008,953; 2002: $11,856,614; 2003: $16,365,057; 2004: $7,893,150; 2005: $8,711,957; 2006: $5,432,589.

    Biggest contracts:
    $2,870,406 with Defense Logistics Agency for Engine Fuel System Components, Aircraft and Missile Prime Movers. Signed on 2003-11-24. Completion date: 2005-12-13.
    $2,567,100 with Navy for Engine Fuel System Components, Aircraft and Missile Prime Movers. Signed on 2002-11-04. Completion date: 2003-11-04.
    $2,490,000 with Navy for Ship and Boat Propulsion Components. Signed on 2003-02-03. Completion date: 2004-08-31.
    $2,064,857 with Army for Engine Fuel System Components, Aircraft and Missile Prime Movers. Signed on 2003-10-23. Completion date: 2005-09-30.
  • DELAVAN INC (811 - 4TH STREET) : $236,925 in 2 contracts from 2000 to 2001
    $187,625 with Defense Logistics Agency for Engine Fuel System Components, Aircraft and Missile Prime Movers. Signed on 2001-04-17. Completion date: 2001-10-23.
    $49,300 with Defense Logistics Agency for Engine Fuel System Components, Aircraft and Missile Prime Movers. Taking place in MI. Signed on 2000-04-12. Completion date: 2000-06-11.
  • DELAVAN INC (811 4TH STREET) : $113,500 in 2 contracts from 1999 to 2001
    $70,950 with Defense Logistics Agency for Engine Fuel System Components, Nonaircraft. Taking place in AZ. Signed on 1999-10-12. Completion date: 2000-02-09.
    $42,550 with Defense Logistics Agency for Engine Fuel System Components, Nonaircraft. Signed on 2001-09-19. Completion date: 2002-01-21.
  • WIMMER ASPHALT CONSTRUCTION CO (1630 FULLER ROAD; small business) : $25,336 in 2 contracts in 2000
    $17,296 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Airfield Structures. Signed on 2000-09-25. Completion date: 2000-11-30.
    $8,040, same as above. Signed on 2000-09-25. Completion date: 2000-11-30.
  • RAIN KING (205 FOURTH STREET; small business) : $18,459 in 2 contracts from 2000 to 2004
    $15,404 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Utilities. Signed on 2004-09-02. Completion date: 2004-10-02.
    $3,055 with Army for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Office Buildings. Signed on 2000-09-05. Completion date: 2000-09-30.
  • GONGOL, D J & ASSOCIATES INC (4801 POMMEL PLACE; small business)
    $15,952 with Army for Power and Hand Pumps. Signed on 2006-01-10. Completion date: 2006-02-20.
  • NETWORKS, INC (2045 GRAND AVE STE F; small business)
    $4,720 with Air Force for ADP Input/Output and Storage Devices. Signed on 2004-07-08. Completion date: 2004-07-16.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Finance and Insurance: Claims Adjusting (500-999 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (100-249: 3, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 3, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 5)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 4, 20-49: 4, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 5)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Landscaping Services (250-499: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 1-4: 3)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 3, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 4)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (100-249: 1, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 180 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 214 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED317$153,033416$162,9741,914$171,182128$46,7784$4,617,76081$158,9626$35,617
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$179,11729$191,209145$165,23712$20,9440$05$166,0641$36,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$160,92930$162,731286$193,99665$24,3420$07$95,2616$32,467
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$155,87728$199,933300$167,05720$47,2971$1,971,28014$154,0440$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$138,0503$172,13755$209,1257$33,3030$02$24,8000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED89$174,859143$173,2781$209,060
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED17$176,80111$147,2280$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$245,98510$179,7130$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$204,24610$164,0850$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$131,4904$194,2430$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 50265
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 50265 - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 66. The highest number of fire incidents - 96 took place in 2012, and the least - 38 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 50265 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.8%), and Outside Fires (38.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 50265
    • 45940.8%Structure Fires
    • 43038.2%Outside Fires
    • 20318.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 343.0%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 50265, Iowa

Most common first names in zip code 50265 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14079.9 years
John13675.7 years
Robert12573.9 years
William9876.0 years
James8172.9 years
Margaret7782.6 years
Helen7381.6 years
Ruth6283.1 years
Dorothy6078.2 years
Charles5475.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 50265 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4579.2 years
Smith4378.6 years
Miller3978.4 years
Brown3877.0 years
Anderson3478.4 years
Jones3081.4 years
Wilson2082.8 years
Thomas1881.0 years
Young1878.2 years
Thompson1875.6 years
Businesses in zip code 50265
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Men's Wearhouse1
Burger King2Nike3
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Dairy Queen2Quiznos1
Days Inn1Starbucks3
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx2The Limited1
Goodwill1True Value1
H&R Block1UPS9
Kohl's1Walgreens2
Lane Bryant1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1
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