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ZIP Code 50321

Primary City:Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Southwestern Hills
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (6:52pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.55, -93.67
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50321

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50321. 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 50321. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50321, 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 50321 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50321 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 50321 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 a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50321 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,846
Population Density 664 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,444
Median Home Value $188,200
Land Area 11.82 sq mi
Water Area 0.14 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,201
Median Household Income $51,653

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male340247237265342279248207205236233237219150100865135
Female299243212292482318272201252248281271267168114836660
Total63949044955782459752040845748451450848631821416911795

Gender

 Male 3,717 47%
 Female 4,129 53%
Gender

Race

 White 6,490 82.7%
 Black Or African American 739 9.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 39 0.5%
 Asian 159 2.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 147 1.9%
 Two Or More Races 272 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2717831742150430816658
Renter3124271711478842278
Total33960548856859235019366

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,449 45%
 Single Guardian 519 16%
 Singles 890 28%
 Singles With Roommate 343 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,236 70%
 Households with Kids 965 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male7764795952504047584644405552334746499055
Female516461584954494447653940392945454155106111
Total128128140117101104899110511183809481789287104196166

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50321 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 50321 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 50321 real estate data, the median home value of $188,200 is slightly higher 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 50321. Rentals in 50321 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50321 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,611 97.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 231 2.9%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,321 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 658 19%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,222 35%
 Households Vacant 243 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 157 65%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Sale Only 32 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 21 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 20 8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 26 2%
 1 Bedroom 404 33%
 2 Bedroom 558 45%
 3+ Bedroom 248 20%
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 $51,653 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50321 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 50321 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 3,203 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,869 29%
 No Earnings 1,481 23%
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 3,203 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,869 29%
 No Earnings 1,481 23%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,222 93.0%
 Public transportation 4 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 82 1.8%
 Worked at Home 231 5.1%
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 146 6%
 High School Graduate 1,100 43%
 Associate's degree 253 10%
 Bachelor's degree 794 31%
 Master's degree 143 6%
 Professional school degree 95 4%
 Doctorate degree 37 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,242 72.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 219 12.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 265 15.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50321

ZIP Code 50321 is in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50321.

Brody Middle School
2501 Park Ave
Des Moines, IA 50321
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Jefferson Elementary School
2425 Watrous Ave
Des Moines, IA 50321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Des Moines Adventist School
2317 Watrous Ave
Des Moines, IA 50321
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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