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ZIP Code 50266

Primary City:West Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (6:20am)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.56, -93.81
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50266

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50266. 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 50266. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50266, 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:
Wdm
Unacceptable:
W Des Moines

Stats and Demographics for the 50266 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50266 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 50266 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is slightly less than average. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50266 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 23,625
Population Density 1,430 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,409
Median Home Value $206,500
Land Area 16.52 sq mi
Water Area 0.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,374
Median Household Income $75,144

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8738348276377851,36997585984779363655644332121517212080
Female8698537825791,0141,423986850857835736661538409294235210152
Total1,7421,6871,6091,2161,7992,7921,9611,7091,7041,6281,3721,217981730509407330232

Gender

 Male 11,342 48%
 Female 12,283 52%
Gender

Race

 White 20,477 86.7%
 Black Or African American 968 4.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 39 0.2%
 Asian 1,458 6.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 243 1.0%
 Two Or More Races 433 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner781,1021,3541,3221,05364836686
Renter7871,66971351230618413856
Total8652,7712,0671,8341,359832504142

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,596 44%
 Single Guardian 1,161 11%
 Singles 3,520 34%
 Singles With Roommate 1,097 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 7,237 70%
 Households with Kids 3,137 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1951811661731691461831571791761871671561411561291501267694
Female17518118916616117518217016519415515013614713913111511975121
Total370362355339330321365327344370342317292288295260265245151215

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50266 has a slightly less than average 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 50266 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 50266 real estate data, the median home value of $206,500 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50266 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50266 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50266 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,543 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 82 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,993 44%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,016 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,365 38%
 Households Vacant 1,035 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 487 47.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 34 3.3%
 For Sale Only 253 24.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 26 2.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 122 11.8%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 112 10.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 226 5%
 1 Bedroom 1,582 33%
 2 Bedroom 2,139 45%
 3+ Bedroom 786 17%
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 $75,144 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50266 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

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 50266 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 11,280 58%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,091 21%
 No Earnings 4,125 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 11,280 58%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,091 21%
 No Earnings 4,125 21%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,354 94.1%
 Public transportation 212 1.5%
 Taxicab 19 0.1%
 Motorcycle 38 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 89 0.6%
 Worked at Home 482 3.4%
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 399 5%
 High School Graduate 2,404 28%
 Associate's degree 703 8%
 Bachelor's degree 3,427 41%
 Master's degree 858 10%
 Professional school degree 412 5%
 Doctorate degree 248 3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,356 74.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 691 15.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 479 10.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50266

ZIP Code 50266 is in the Waukee Community School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50266.

Brookview Elementary
8000 E.p. True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Waukee Community School District
Maple Grove Elementary
1455 98th St
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Waukee Community School District
Crossroads Park Elementary School
1050 50th St
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Westridge Elementary
5500 East P True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
Valley High School
3650 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: West Des Moines Community School District
St Francis of Assisi School
7075 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Sayre Montessori School
1700 28th St
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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