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ZIP Code 50265

Primary City:West Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (2:09pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.56, -93.74
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50265

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50265. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 50265. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50265, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
West Des Moines, IA
Acceptable:
W Des Moines, Wdm

Stats and Demographics for the 50265 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50265 is located in central Iowa and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 50265 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50265 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 31,653
Population Density 1,847 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,137
Median Home Value $179,600
Land Area 17.14 sq mi
Water Area 0.81 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,343
Median Household Income $69,272

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0631,0851,0979011,0231,5491,1671,0671,0691,0721,067872747574345262254174
Female1,0699999888681,2221,4771,1301,1001,0591,1851,1321,020830600442393356395
Total2,1322,0842,0851,7692,2453,0262,2972,1672,1282,2572,1991,8921,5771,174787655610569

Gender

 Male 15,388 49%
 Female 16,265 51%
Gender

Race

 White 28,340 89.5%
 Black Or African American 872 2.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 48 0.2%
 Asian 1,192 3.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 15 0.0%
 Other Race 581 1.8%
 Two Or More Races 605 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner911,2031,7332,0271,7431,079664236
Renter8561,633701574324156172151
Total9472,8362,4342,6012,0671,235836387

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,465 48%
 Single Guardian 1,682 13%
 Singles 3,877 29%
 Singles With Roommate 1,319 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,215 69%
 Households with Kids 4,128 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male200225237206205205214229232215205235203239186232176182125144
Female215209222207193233205199169188209192196203204206199152107123
Total415434459413398438419428401403414427399442390438375334232267

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50265 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50265 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 50265 real estate data, the median home value of $179,600 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50265 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50265 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50265 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 31,462 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 180 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 11 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,602 47%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,174 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,567 32%
 Households Vacant 794 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 410 51.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 19 2.4%
 For Sale Only 137 17.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 37 4.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 65 8.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 125 15.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 51 1%
 1 Bedroom 1,012 23%
 2 Bedroom 2,561 58%
 3+ Bedroom 823 19%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $69,272 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50265 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 50265 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 13,642 54%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,488 26%
 No Earnings 5,205 21%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 13,642 54%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,488 26%
 No Earnings 5,205 21%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 16,893 93.6%
 Public transportation 95 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 11 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 350 1.9%
 Worked at Home 695 3.9%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 449 4%
 High School Graduate 3,966 37%
 Associate's degree 961 9%
 Bachelor's degree 3,430 32%
 Master's degree 1,125 11%
 Professional school degree 477 5%
 Doctorate degree 191 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,645 72.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,109 17.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 638 10.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50265

ZIP Code 50265 is in the West Des Moines Community School District. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50265.

Jordan Creek Elementary School
4105 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Phenix Elementary Early Childhood Center
415 7th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Hillside Elementary School
713 8th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Fairmeadows Elementary School
807 23rd St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Western Hills Elementary School
600 39th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Walnut Creek Campus
1020 8th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Valley Southwoods
625 South 35th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Stilwell Junior High School
1601 Vine St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Sacred Heart School
1601 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Dowling Catholic High School
1400 Buffalo Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Iowa Christian Academy
2501 Vine St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Shepherd'S Flock Early Learning Center
3900 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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