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ZIP Code 50317

Primary City:Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Gray's Wood
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (7:41am)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.61, -93.55
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50317

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50317. 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 50317. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50317, 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
Acceptable:
Pleasant Hill
Unacceptable:
Capitol Heights, Carbondale, Norwoodville, Risingsun

Stats and Demographics for the 50317 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50317 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 50317 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 large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50317 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,207
Population Density 1,580 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,027
Median Home Value $108,800
Land Area 22.91 sq mi
Water Area 0.27 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,052
Median Household Income $44,744

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3961,2741,2291,2381,0911,3321,2491,2121,2361,3001,2911,146917689476359245144
Female1,3681,3001,1371,0911,0941,2951,2701,1831,1481,2761,3081,2051,038794645458407366
Total2,7642,5742,3662,3292,1852,6272,5192,3952,3842,5762,5992,3511,9551,4831,121817652510

Gender

 Male 17,824 49%
 Female 18,383 51%
Gender

Race

 White 30,877 85.3%
 Black Or African American 1,693 4.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 171 0.5%
 Asian 1,096 3.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 1,355 3.7%
 Two Or More Races 1,005 2.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2481,4851,7962,1822,1131,442900268
Renter420879709650428256170106
Total6682,3642,5052,8322,5411,6981,070374

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,201 44%
 Single Guardian 3,027 22%
 Singles 3,796 27%
 Singles With Roommate 1,028 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 9,396 67%
 Households with Kids 4,656 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male230301311298282249234254255261231254265218246297247247201243
Female261302285256272279255241253224242248215208211221222225212216
Total491603596554554528489495508485473502480426457518469472413459

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50317 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 50317 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 50317 real estate data, the median home value of $108,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 50317 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 50317 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50317 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 35,993 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 33 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 73 0.2%
 Other Institutional 3 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 105 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,636 51%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,798 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,618 24%
 Households Vacant 975 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 229 23.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 1.8%
 For Sale Only 288 29.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 37 3.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 25 2.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 377 38.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 35 1%
 1 Bedroom 833 21%
 2 Bedroom 1,876 48%
 3+ Bedroom 1,197 30%
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 $44,744 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50317 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 50317 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 12,160 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,789 25%
 No Earnings 8,716 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 12,160 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,789 25%
 No Earnings 8,716 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,665 94.9%
 Public transportation 143 0.9%
 Taxicab 3 0.0%
 Motorcycle 61 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 318 1.9%
 Worked at Home 317 1.9%
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 1,945 16.7%
 High School Graduate 7,524 64.6%
 Associate's degree 939 8.1%
 Bachelor's degree 953 8.2%
 Master's degree 190 1.6%
 Professional school degree 73 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 16 0.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,425 74.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 886 12.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 978 13.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50317

ZIP Code 50317 is in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50317.

Garton Elementary
2820 East 24th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Goodrell Middle School
3300 East 29th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Hoyt Middle School
2700 East 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Phillips Elementary
1701 Lay St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Stowe Elementary School
1411 East 33rd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Willard Elementary School
2941 Dean Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Brubaker Elementary School
2900 East 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Mckee Elementary School
2115 East 39th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Norwoodville Elementary
2905 NE 46th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Saydel Community School District
Delaware Elementary School
4401 East 46th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southeast Polk Community School District
St Joseph Elementary School
2107 E 33rd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Grandview Park Baptist School
1701 E 33rd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Fairmount Education
3720 E 29th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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