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ZIP Code 50309

Primary City:Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Downtown|Downtown Des Moines
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (1:16pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.58, -93.62
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50309

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 50309. 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 50309. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 50309, 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 50309 ZIP Code

ZIP code 50309 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 50309 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 large number of single adults and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 50309 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,431
Population Density 1,914 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,667
Median Home Value $126,000
Land Area 2.84 sq mi
Water Area 0.17 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,085
Median Household Income $32,256

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 35Female Median Age: 31


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5153145298
5-910789196
10-146873141
15-1981107188
20-24292333625
25-29494391885
30-34313196509
35-39207137344
40-44207122329
45-49233128361
50-54244134378
55-59223152375
60-64166121287
65-697472146
70-746657123
75-79484896
80-84293665
85 Plus216485

Gender

 Male 3,026 56%
 Female 2,405 44%
Gender

Race

 White 3,692 68.0%
 Black Or African American 1,037 19.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 48 0.9%
 Asian 225 4.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.2%
 Other Race 248 4.6%
 Two Or More Races 171 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2410406416
25-34103836939
35-4470348418
45-5476355431
55-64109362471
65-7436183219
75-842598123
85 Plus115768

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 404 13%
 Single Guardian 327 11%
 Singles 2,018 65%
 Singles With Roommate 336 11%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,720 88%
 Households with Kids 365 12%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1313061
2243458
3312859
4302656
5281745
6262147
7151732
8201939
9181533
10171229
1181321
12152035
13151833
14131023
15101424
16121628
17182139
18222547
19193150
20334376

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 50309 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 50309 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1980s. Looking at 50309 real estate data, the median home value of $126,000 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 50309. Rentals in 50309 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 50309 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,860 89.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 33 0.6%
 Other Institutional 1 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 537 9.9%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 331 9%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 109 3%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,645 72%
 Households Vacant 582 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 375 64%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 1%
 For Sale Only 79 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 78 13%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 30 5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 401 16%
 1 Bedroom 1,560 60%
 2 Bedroom 526 20%
 3+ Bedroom 95 4%
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 $32,256 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 50309 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. Residents in ZIP code 50309 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. 50309 is extremely friendly to pedestrians/cyclists and the percentage of people using these transportation methods to commute to work are among the highest in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 50309 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 2,144 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,465 29%
 No Earnings 1,376 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 2,144 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,465 29%
 No Earnings 1,376 28%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,915 63.0%
 Public transportation 174 5.7%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 19 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 800 26.3%
 Worked at Home 131 4.3%
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 244 10.3%
 High School Graduate 836 35.2%
 Associate's degree 217 9.1%
 Bachelor's degree 788 33.1%
 Master's degree 209 8.8%
 Professional school degree 66 2.8%
 Doctorate degree 18 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 325 79.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 38 9.2%
 Not Enrolled in School 48 11.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 50309

ZIP Code 50309 is in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50309.

Gateway Secondary School
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Downtown School
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Walnut Street School
901 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Des Moines Central Campus High School
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Des Moines Public Charter School
620 8th St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District

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