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ZIP Code 50316

Primary City:Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Union Park
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (8:28am)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.61, -93.60
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50316

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50316. 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 50316. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50316, 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 50316 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50316 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 50316 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely small number of families and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50316 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,440
Population Density 4,621 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,439
Median Home Value $91,500
Land Area 3.56 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,775
Median Household Income $37,424

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6996726116936765545785735175254594053302101481149893
Female690619585727727595618512467524486430366231177193214324
Total1,3891,2911,1961,4201,4031,1491,1961,0859841,049945835696441325307312417

Gender

 Male 7,955 48%
 Female 8,485 52%
Gender

Race

 White 10,401 63.3%
 Black Or African American 2,575 15.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 102 0.6%
 Asian 906 5.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 19 0.1%
 Other Race 1,782 10.8%
 Two Or More Races 655 4.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner8052569275970035225592
Renter242497430370280141182178
Total3221,0221,1221,129980493437270

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,970 34%
 Single Guardian 1,480 26%
 Singles 1,830 32%
 Singles With Roommate 495 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,652 63%
 Households with Kids 2,123 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male151140141120132141125137137113132116130120109128131129196184
Female137127165135152118128109112140116111112106122122118138227227
Total288267306255284259253246249253248227242226231250249267423411

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50316 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50316 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 50316 real estate data, the median home value of $91,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 50316. Rentals in 50316 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50316 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 15,618 95.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 32 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 245 1.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 513 3.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 32 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,673 42%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 782 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,320 36%
 Households Vacant 664 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 192 29%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 2%
 For Sale Only 137 21%
 Sold & Unoccupied 39 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 18 3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 267 40%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 103 4%
 1 Bedroom 775 31%
 2 Bedroom 955 38%
 3+ Bedroom 695 27%
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 $37,424 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 50316 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 50316 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 50316 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 5,126 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,489 28%
 No Earnings 3,988 32%
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 5,126 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,489 28%
 No Earnings 3,988 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,737 91.2%
 Public transportation 241 3.3%
 Taxicab 46 0.6%
 Motorcycle 5 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 249 3.4%
 Worked at Home 110 1.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,122 24.4%
 High School Graduate 2,763 60.0%
 Associate's degree 222 4.8%
 Bachelor's degree 412 8.9%
 Master's degree 55 1.2%
 Professional school degree 22 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 11 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,375 81.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 236 5.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 530 12.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50316

ZIP Code 50316 is in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50316.

Hiatt Middle School
1214 East 15th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Capitol View Elementary School
320 East 16th
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Cattell Elementary School
3101 East 12th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Madison Elementary School
806 East Hoffman St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Carver Elementary
705 East University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
East High School
815 East 13th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Holy Family School
1265 E 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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