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ZIP Code 50312

Primary City:Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Linden Heights
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (10:03am)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.58, -93.68
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50312

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50312. 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 50312. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50312, 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 50312 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50312 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 50312 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 an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50312 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 15,339
Population Density 2,701 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,923
Median Home Value $162,000
Land Area 5.68 sq mi
Water Area 0.13 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,365
Median Household Income $50,817

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male504419443370469707564481452509575546421276177155151171
Female428385423334568728545428448545625570479297214232248452
Total9328048667041,0371,4351,1099099001,0541,2001,116900573391387399623

Gender

 Male 7,390 48%
 Female 7,949 52%
Gender

Race

 White 13,415 87.5%
 Black Or African American 967 6.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 27 0.2%
 Asian 311 2.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 9 0.1%
 Other Race 163 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 447 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner365647739961,015491391242
Renter439890312385302143166220
Total4751,4541,0851,3811,317634557462

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,777 38%
 Single Guardian 780 11%
 Singles 3,077 42%
 Singles With Roommate 731 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 5,737 78%
 Households with Kids 1,628 22%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male909411010785917974909388858592758295714782
Female8392787683698874719684788580816970575766
Total173186188183168160167148161189172163170172156151165128104148

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50312 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 50312 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50312 real estate data, the median home value of $162,000 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 50312. Rentals in 50312 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50312 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,161 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 129 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 49 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,246 41%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,262 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,857 36%
 Households Vacant 558 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 237 42%
 Rented & Unoccupied 14 3%
 For Sale Only 144 26%
 Sold & Unoccupied 15 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 54 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 94 17%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 321 11%
 1 Bedroom 1,331 47%
 2 Bedroom 975 35%
 3+ Bedroom 194 7%
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 $50,817 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50312 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. More commuters in 50312 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 5,813 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,132 25%
 No Earnings 3,432 28%
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 5,813 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,132 25%
 No Earnings 3,432 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,891 88.4%
 Public transportation 230 3.0%
 Taxicab 5 0.1%
 Motorcycle 18 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 270 3.5%
 Worked at Home 380 4.9%
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 294 6%
 High School Graduate 1,920 39%
 Associate's degree 157 3%
 Bachelor's degree 1,544 31%
 Master's degree 477 10%
 Professional school degree 339 7%
 Doctorate degree 227 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,669 70.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 529 22.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 168 7.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50312

ZIP Code 50312 is in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50312.

Ruby Van Meter School
710 28th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Callanan Middle School
3010 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Greenwood Elementary School
316 37th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Hanawalt Elementary
225 56th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Hubbell Elementary
800 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Merrill Middle School
5301 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Smouse Opportunity School
2820 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Roosevelt High School
4419 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
St Augustin Catholic School
4320 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Academy
100 45th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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