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ZIP Code 50315

Primary City:Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (9:56pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.55, -93.62
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50315

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50315. 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 50315. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50315, 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
Unacceptable:
South Des Moines

Stats and Demographics for the 50315 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50315 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 50315 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 small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50315 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 35,853
Population Density 3,578 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,242
Median Home Value $109,900
Land Area 10.02 sq mi
Water Area 0.24 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,106
Median Household Income $41,793

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,4201,2541,3101,1861,2541,4351,3641,1891,1621,3111,2351,009799555422313232153
Female1,3851,2041,1511,1711,2081,5281,2971,1761,1491,2441,2531,107942673534472376380
Total2,8052,4582,4612,3572,4622,9632,6612,3652,3112,5552,4882,1161,7411,228956785608533

Gender

 Male 17,603 49%
 Female 18,250 51%
Gender

Race

 White 29,301 81.7%
 Black Or African American 2,230 6.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 223 0.6%
 Asian 1,140 3.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 18 0.1%
 Other Race 1,696 4.7%
 Two Or More Races 1,245 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2141,4421,6331,9631,8151,123753279
Renter6541,311885854555314211100
Total8682,7532,5182,8172,3701,437964379

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,721 41%
 Single Guardian 3,097 22%
 Singles 4,139 29%
 Singles With Roommate 1,149 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,411 67%
 Households with Kids 4,695 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male265302296261272244250228260264242266269269242245234253212270
Female301270262268269245242214234224243232230222240252257228194228
Total566572558529541489492442494488485498499491482497491481406498

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50315 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50315 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1970s. Looking at 50315 real estate data, the median home value of $109,900 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50315 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50315 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50315 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 34,989 97.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 219 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 126 0.4%
 Nursing Facilities 158 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 361 1.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,808 45%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,414 16%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,884 32%
 Households Vacant 1,136 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 435 38.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 23 2.0%
 For Sale Only 292 25.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 66 5.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 1.8%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 297 26.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 118 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,255 24%
 2 Bedroom 2,753 52%
 3+ Bedroom 1,169 22%
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 $41,793 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50315 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. More commuters in 50315 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 13,037 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,974 25%
 No Earnings 7,538 27%
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 13,037 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,974 25%
 No Earnings 7,538 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,989 92.1%
 Public transportation 292 1.7%
 Taxicab 12 0.1%
 Motorcycle 22 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 356 2.1%
 Worked at Home 694 4.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,464 13%
 High School Graduate 6,815 62%
 Associate's degree 1,190 11%
 Bachelor's degree 1,155 11%
 Master's degree 244 2%
 Professional school degree 93 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,187 82.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 362 4.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 924 12.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50315

ZIP Code 50315 is in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50315.

Orchard Place School
5412 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Howe Elementary
2900 Indianola
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Jackson Elementary School
3825 Indianola Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Lovejoy Elementary School
801 East Kenyon Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Mckinley Elementary School
1610 SE 6th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Park Ave Elementary School
3141 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Studebaker Elementary School
300 East County Line Rd
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Morris Elementary School
1401 Geil Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Weeks Middle School
901 East Park Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Wright Elementary School
5001 SW 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
South Union Elementary School
4201 South Union
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Lincoln High School
2600 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
St Anthony Elementary School
16 Columbus Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Christ the King School
701 Wall Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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