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50311 Zip Code (Des Moines, IA) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2022: 15,927
Zip code population in 2010: 15,113
Zip code population in 2000: 18,590

Houses and condos: 7,120
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,414
% of renters here:

51%
State:

28%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 50311: 90.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 6,335 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

1.8% ($4,109)
Iowa:

1.4% ($2,724)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $4,166 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $3,975 (1.8%)

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Males: 7,954  (49.9%)
Females: 7,972  (50.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 50311:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 50311:

  • Never married: 50.5%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

Zip code 50311 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Races in zip code 50311 (2022)
    • 11,01369.2%White
    • 1,75211.0%Black
    • 1,3218.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9666.1%Asian
    • 8305.2%Two or more races
    • 210.1%American Indian
    • 220.1%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $229,855
50311:

$229,855
Iowa:

$194,600



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in 50311 zip code as of April 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 50311 is 581 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

31.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.3 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 50311, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $55,279 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$55,279
State:

$71,087

Salary/wage: $49,572 (reported on 87.2% of returns)
Here:

$49,572
State:

$57,361
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1146.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3704.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6546.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9916.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18998.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 49295.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $888 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$888
Iowa:

$1,633
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.2% for AGIs below $25k, 15.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 34.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 27.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 413.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,003 (reported on 17.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,003
State:

$5,432
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.2% for AGIs below $25k, 19.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 93.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 271.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1120.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$5,890 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

+$5,890
State:

+$15,243
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.4% for AGIs below $25k, 25.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 170.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 431.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3151.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,901 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

+$11,901
State:

+$11,763
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 132.4% for AGIs below $25k, 152.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 204.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 223.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 915.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1730.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $17,512 (reported on 6.9% of returns)
50311:

$17,512
Iowa:

$17,324
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 35.2% for AGIs below $25k, 67.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 138.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 384.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 812.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employed (Keogh) retirement plans: $12,533 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
50311:

$12,533
Iowa:

$22,144
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 91.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,172 (reported on 6.1% of returns)
Here:

$23,172
State:

$33,775
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 31.6% for AGIs below $25k, 56.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 233.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 384.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 705.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1783.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $7,052 (reported on 4.5% of returns)
Here:

$7,052
State:

$13,075
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 33.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 211.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 741.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,697 (reported on 6.1% of returns)
50311:

$7,697
State:

$7,704
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.8% for AGIs below $25k, 9.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 152.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 260.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 563.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,936 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,936
State:

$2,195
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.2% for AGIs below $25k, 54.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 93.3%
Here:

93%
State:

95%
(% for various income ranges: 91.9% for AGIs below $25k, 93.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 95.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 92.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 94.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 93.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 50311, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $43,207 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,207
State:

$58,860

Salary/wage: $38,917 (reported on 90.4% of returns)
Here:

$38,917
State:

$46,659
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 82.6% for AGIs below $25k, 87.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 79.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 54.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $989 (reported on 25.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$989
Iowa:

$1,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,857 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,857
State:

$4,542
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,180 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

+$4,180
State:

+$11,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,800 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$10,800
State:

+$10,509
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,333 (reported on 6.8% of returns)
50311:

$12,333
Iowa:

$11,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $14,867 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
50311:

$14,867
Iowa:

$18,614

Total itemized deductions: $16,182 (20% of AGI, reported on 29.8% of returns)
Here:

$16,182
State:

$21,278

Here:

20.4% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs below $25k, 8.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,727 (reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,727
State:

$4,044
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,910 (reported on 29.7% of returns)
50311:

$6,910
State:

$8,846
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,022 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,022
State:

$2,098
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 49.3%
Here:

49%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 46.4% for AGIs below $25k, 47.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 54.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 54.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 71.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 50311, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,864 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,864
State:

$43,875

Salary/wage: $35,834 (reported on 88.2% of returns)
Here:

$35,834
State:

$38,265
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 92.0% for AGIs below $10k, 79.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 63.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,618 (reported on 42.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,618
Iowa:

$1,768
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,207 (reported on 25.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,207
State:

$2,510
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,395 (reported on 18.1% of returns)
Here:

+$4,395
State:

+$6,139
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.3% for AGIs below $10k, -0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,112 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$11,112
State:

+$8,574
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 5.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,886 (reported on 2.6% of returns)
50311:

$2,886
Iowa:

$2,970
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% 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: $8,971 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$8,971
Iowa:

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

Total itemized deductions: $14,203 (22% of AGI, reported on 37.6% of returns)
Here:

$14,203
State:

$16,976

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

20.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.6% for AGIs below $10k, 11.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 12.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,306 (3% of AGI, reported on 31.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,306
State:

$3,089

Here:

3.3% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,300 (reported on 77.5% of returns)
50311:

$5,300
State:

$6,177
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 4.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,621 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,621
State:

$1,540

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 57.1%
Here:

57%
State:

70%
(% for various income ranges: 47.1% for AGIs below $10k, 60.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 56.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$61,300
Iowa:

$69,588
Des Moines, IA (50311) map Nearest zip codes: 50312, 50310, 50324, 50314, 50309, 50321.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

37.9%
Iowa:

44.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.9%
Iowa:

48.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,272
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 5,388


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 90 (83 now married, 8 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,720 (1,442 now married, 3,282 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 50311 with a mortgage: 2,305 (342 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 266 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 73

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,514
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $706

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

20.7%
Whole state:

11.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

8.4%
Whole state:

5.5%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 50311: Waveland Golf Course (A), Stainaker Residence Hall (B), Crawford Residence Hall (C), Carpenter Residence Hall (D), Herriott Residence Hall (E), Hubbell Dining Hall (F), Meredith Hall (G), Morgan E Cline Hall of Pharmacy and Science (H), Harvey Ingham Hall (I), Olin Hall (J), Pioneer Greenhouse (K), Fitch Hall (L), Medbury Hall (M), Jewett Residence Hall (N), Scott Chapel (O), Human Resources (P), Career Center (Q), Cartwright Hall (R), Opperman Hall and Law Library (S), Drake University Fieldhouse (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 50311 include: Heavenly Temple Church of God (A), Congregation Beth El Jacob (B), Sweet Home Deliverance Church (C), Saint Luke's Episcopal Church (D), Collegiate Church (E), Greek Orthodox Church (F), Friendship Baptist Center (G), Saint Theresa's Catholic Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 50311 include: Waveland Park (1), Drake Park (2), Helmick Commons (3), Buel Field (4), Drake Stadium (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 102020 or later
  • 2822010 to 2019
  • 2482000 to 2009
  • 2151990 to 1999
  • 2621980 to 1989
  • 4011970 to 1979
  • 2481960 to 1969
  • 1,0041950 to 1959
  • 6341940 to 1949
  • 3,6051939 or earlier

Zip code 50311 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Des Moines, IA (50311)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Des Moines, IA (50311)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1151 bedroom
  • 9202 bedrooms
  • 1,6583 bedrooms
  • 4714 bedrooms
  • 935+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines, IA (50311)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines, IA (50311)
  • 449no bedroom
  • 1,0061 bedroom
  • 1,2952 bedrooms
  • 5443 bedrooms
  • 444 bedrooms
  • 345+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines, IA (50311) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines, IA (50311) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 36no vehicle
  • 1,0441 vehicle
  • 1,6412 vehicles
  • 4873 vehicles
  • 484 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines, IA (50311) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines, IA (50311) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 617no vehicle
  • 1,6221 vehicle
  • 1,0012 vehicles
  • 1483 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

  • Zip code 50311 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 50311 household income distribution in 2022
  • 505Less than $10,000
  • 425$10,000 to $14,999
  • 331$15,000 to $19,999
  • 251$20,000 to $24,999
  • 156$25,000 to $29,999
  • 265$30,000 to $34,999
  • 238$35,000 to $39,999
  • 166$40,000 to $44,999
  • 285$45,000 to $49,999
  • 599$50,000 to $59,999
  • 648$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,149$75,000 to $99,999
  • 610$100,000 to $124,999
  • 277$125,000 to $149,999
  • 419$150,000 to $199,999
  • 406$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 50311

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 50311
  • 32Less than $10,000
  • 10$10,000 to $14,999
  • 37$15,000 to $19,999
  • 11$20,000 to $24,999
  • 9$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5$50,000 to $59,999
  • 19$60,000 to $69,999
  • 20$70,000 to $79,999
  • 34$80,000 to $89,999
  • 5$90,000 to $99,999
  • 229$100,000 to $124,999
  • 219$125,000 to $149,999
  • 284$150,000 to $174,999
  • 384$175,000 to $199,999
  • 811$200,000 to $249,999
  • 574$250,000 to $299,999
  • 419$300,000 to $399,999
  • 74$400,000 to $499,999
  • 67$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 50311

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 50311
  • 65$250 to $299
  • 34$300 to $349
  • 32$350 to $399
  • 58$400 to $449
  • 43$450 to $499
  • 275$500 to $549
  • 263$550 to $599
  • 163$600 to $649
  • 194$650 to $699
  • 177$700 to $749
  • 329$750 to $799
  • 587$800 to $899
  • 354$900 to $999
  • 378$1,000 to $1,249
  • 339$1,250 to $1,499
  • 21$1,500 to $1,999
  • 6$2,000 to $2,499
  • 6$3,000 to $3,499
  • 106No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2022: $915.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $129,183.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2022 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $233,480
  • Black or African American householders: $146,469
  • Asian householders: $143,568
  • Some other race householders: $171,364
  • Two or more races householders: $161,212
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $152,995

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $229,855
50311:

$229,855
Iowa:

$194,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $170,117 - $294,354

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $201,532
Here:

$201,532
State:

$245,224

Townhouses or other attached units: $241,703
Here:

$241,703
State:

$238,767

In 2-unit structures: $52,554
Here:

$52,554
State:

$243,070

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $216,141
Here:

$216,141
State:

$162,139

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $230,080
Here:

$230,080
State:

$190,519

Mobile homes: $46,079
Here:

$46,079
State:

$51,271
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 50311
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,059
  • One, attached: 178
  • Two: 259
  • 3 or 4: 705
  • 5 to 9: 1,052
  • 10 to 19: 468
  • 20 to 49: 241
  • 50 or more: 184
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Unemployment: 6.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50311

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 50311
  • 66.4%5,615Drove a car alone
  • 10.3%872Carpooled
  • 2.0%173Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.0%2Taxi
  • 0.6%53Bicycle
  • 5.1%427Walked
  • 2.1%179Other means
  • 14.0%1,185Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50311

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 50311
  • 219Less than 5 minutes
  • 8605 to 9 minutes
  • 2,02310 to 14 minutes
  • 1,76615 to 19 minutes
  • 1,15720 to 24 minutes
  • 50225 to 29 minutes
  • 42730 to 34 minutes
  • 4040 to 44 minutes
  • 4045 to 59 minutes
  • 17660 to 89 minutes
  • 9790 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 50311:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 89.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,927
  • Male householders: 3,164 (1,210 living alone), Female householders: 3,575 (1,354 living alone)
  • 2,277 spouses (2,235 opposite-sex spouses), 389 unmarried partners, (379 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,205 children (3,083 natural, 38 adopted, 82 stepchildren), 130 grandchildren, 25 brothers or sisters, 74 parents, 0 foster children, 133 other relatives, 852 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,032 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,531 2-persons, 628 3-persons, 679 4-persons, 166 5-persons, 84 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,564 1-person, 879 2-persons, 81 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 33 5-persons

1,786 married couples with children.
625 single-parent households (182 men, 443 women).

85.2% of residents of 50311 zip code speak English at home.
6.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% very well, 23% well, 17% not well, 15% not at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% very well, 16% well, 10% not well).
4.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (19% very well, 26% well, 53% not well, 2% not at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (70% very well, 6% well, 24% not well).

Foreign born population: 1,935 (12.1%)
(34.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

12.1%
Whole state:

6.0%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 20%Singapore
  • 13%Honduras
  • 9%Thailand
  • 6%Guatemala
  • 6%Costa Rica
  • 4%Somalia
  • 4%Cameroon
Most common first ancestries reported in 50311
  • 16%German
  • 5%Irish
  • 4%American
  • 4%Norwegian
  • 3%English
  • 3%European
  • 3%Swedish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8442010 or later
  • 6562000 to 2009
  • 2801990 to 1999
  • 218Before 1990

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY PHYSICAL PLANT (1422 27TH STREET in DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-1999-0341, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
  • COWLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (6401 COLLEGE AVE in DES MOINES, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-771737 463
    Organizations: DES MOINES INDEPENDENT COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • PERKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (4301 COLLEGE AVE in DES MOINES, IA)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-771737 769
    Organizations: DES MOINES INDEPENDENT COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • STEPHEN K BRUCE PROPERTY (1016 24TH ST in DES MOINES, IA)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-07-2004-0007, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: REAL ESTATE AGENTS AND MANAGERS
    Alternative names: STEPHEN K BRUCE PROPERTY=
  • BRIGGS CORP-MEEK PRINTING (1371 NE 80TH ST in DES MOINES, IA)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: COMMERCIAL LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
    Organizations: X (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MEEK PRINTING CORP
  • CAMELOT CLEANERS (1100 73RD STREET in DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
  • CITY OF DES MOINES (5641 WINONA in DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
  • CITY OF DES MOINES (1122 E COUNTY LINE ROAD in DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
  • MULTIPLEX BUSINESS FORMS (7855 UNIVERSITY in DES MOINES, IA)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: BRIGGS CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BRIGGS FORMS AND SUPPLIES-MANUFCTNG DIV
  • CAMPUS CLEANERS INC (2800 UNIVERSITY in DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: DRAKE UNIVERSITY (DRAKE REALTY) (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CLEANING SHOPPE THE (1171 25 ST. in DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Alternative names: CLOSED FACILITY -- CLEANING SHOPPE THE
  • DRAKE REFINISHING SHOP (1401 21ST in DES MOINES, IA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    Business SIC classification: REUPHOLSTERY AND FURNITURE REPAIR
    Alternative names: CLOSED FACILITY -- DRAKE REFINISHING SHOP
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (2507 UNIVERSITY AVE in DES MOINES, IA)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: DRAKE UNIVERSITY INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: DRAKE UNIVERSITY PHYSICAL PLANT

Zip code 50311 marital status for males
Zip code 50311 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 65.9%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 19,816.

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

  • This state: 9,525
  • Northeast: 262
  • Midwest: 2,990
  • South: 446
  • West: 706

44% of the 50311 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Iowa.

84% of the 50311 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Des Moines, IA (50311)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 191
Here:

18.4%
Iowa:

10.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,438
Here:

93.4%
Iowa:

23.9%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 119,434Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 84,742Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 69,354Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 68,269Business and financial operations occupations
  • 60,542Management occupations
  • 59,141Legal occupations

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

  • Educational Services: Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (over 1000 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 3, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 5, 1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 6, 10-19: 2, 1-4: 4)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Other Individual and Family Services (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (100-249: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (100-249: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (20-49: 1, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 10)

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:

  • 1,934 people in college/university student housing
  • 55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 1,855 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 60 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in other group homes
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED202$125,690202$105,843846$120,66871$48,9827$224,25789$82,149
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$117,9838$118,37460$124,3799$35,9321$278,1005$107,912
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$123,03023$101,941211$118,24247$22,0662$183,33018$67,497
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$126,80612$115,332198$121,85921$27,7501$377,1309$78,992
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$116,5801$199,89035$123,0272$37,4200$01$234,830
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$128,31734$149,5820$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$139,41010$162,0240$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$94,3156$202,8201$83,350
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$144,2102$263,3850$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$106,0700$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 50311
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 50311 - 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 fires per year is 42. The highest number of fire incidents - 82 took place in 2002, and the least - 14 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 50311 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (40.8%), and Outside Fires (30.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 50311
    • 29440.8%Structure Fires
    • 22330.9%Outside Fires
    • 14820.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 567.8%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 50311, Iowa

Most common first names in zip code 50311 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John11772.8 years
Mary11480.1 years
William7774.3 years
James7473.8 years
Robert7171.1 years
Helen6580.1 years
Charles6477.2 years
George5374.9 years
Margaret4582.3 years
Ruth4280.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 50311 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson3776.8 years
Smith3577.5 years
Johnson3377.5 years
Miller2978.4 years
Jones2777.2 years
Brown2676.7 years
Thompson1777.7 years
Scott1774.8 years
Wilson1778.9 years
Taylor1677.0 years
Businesses in zip code 50311
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS4
McDonald's1Walgreens1
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