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ZIP Code 50311

Primary City:Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Drake
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (2:55am)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.60, -93.67
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50311

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50311. 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 50311. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50311, 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:
Des Moines, IA

Stats and Demographics for the 50311 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50311 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 large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 50311 are primarily white. The number of young adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50311 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,113
Population Density 6,011 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,364
Median Home Value $129,400
Land Area 2.51 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,783
Median Household Income $44,016

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 27Male Median Age: 27Female Median Age: 27

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male5153923537521,27770256148341143842340427812993674845
Female4723773699211,4216565824494064124264012901671129574112
Total9877697221,6732,6981,3581,143932817850849805568296205162122157

Gender

 Male 7,371 49%
 Female 7,742 51%
Gender

Race

 White 11,890 78.7%
 Black Or African American 1,415 9.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 63 0.4%
 Asian 676 4.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 23 0.2%
 Other Race 539 3.6%
 Two Or More Races 507 3.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3254860268862627516682
Renter781806414366279733114
Total8131,3541,0161,05490534819796

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,856 32%
 Single Guardian 907 16%
 Singles 2,096 36%
 Singles With Roommate 924 16%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,250 73%
 Households with Kids 1,533 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male11110110311081837572818076746558546976180373387
Female97105879489816578648775726966556163239503487
Total208206190204170164140150145167151146134124109130139419876874

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50311 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50311 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50311 real estate data, the median home value of $129,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50311 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50311 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50311 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,047 86.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 55 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 1,934 12.8%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 77 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,362 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 657 10%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,764 43%
 Households Vacant 581 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 273 47%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 1%
 For Sale Only 77 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 23 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 18 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 183 31%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 249 10%
 1 Bedroom 1,035 42%
 2 Bedroom 733 29%
 3+ Bedroom 473 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 $44,016 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50311 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 50311 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 4,855 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,170 41%
 No Earnings 2,577 20%
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 4,855 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,170 41%
 No Earnings 2,577 20%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,903 85.2%
 Public transportation 150 1.9%
 Taxicab 8 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 675 8.3%
 Worked at Home 369 4.6%
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 429 10%
 High School Graduate 1,813 43%
 Associate's degree 307 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,125 27%
 Master's degree 260 6%
 Professional school degree 162 4%
 Doctorate degree 86 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,912 81.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 285 12.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 161 6.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50311

ZIP Code 50311 is in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50311.

Perkins Elementary School
4301 College
Des Moines, IA 50311
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Windsor Elementary
5912 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
St Theresa School
5810 Carpenter Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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