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ZIP Code 50316

Post Office City:Des Moines, IA (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Union Park
County: Polk County
Timezone: Central (11:58pm)
Area code: 515 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.61, -93.60
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 50316

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 50316. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 50316 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred 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


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56996901,389
5-96726191,291
10-146115851,196
15-196937271,420
20-246767271,403
25-295545951,149
30-345786181,196
35-395735121,085
40-44517467984
45-495255241,049
50-54459486945
55-59405430835
60-64330366696
65-69210231441
70-74148177325
75-79114193307
80-8498214312
85 Plus93324417

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


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2480242322
25-345254971,022
35-446924301,122
45-547593701,129
55-64700280980
65-74352141493
75-84255182437
85 Plus92178270

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


MaleFemaleTotal
1151137288
2140127267
3141165306
4120135255
5132152284
6141118259
7125128253
8137109246
9137112249
10113140253
11132116248
12116111227
13130112242
14120106226
15109122231
16128122250
17131118249
18129138267
19196227423
20184227411

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.

For more information, see Des Moines, IA transportation.

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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,146 21.5%
 High School Graduate 5,865 58.7%
 Associate's degree 710 7.1%
 Bachelor's degree 987 9.9%
 Master's degree 210 2.1%
 Professional school degree 40 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 25 0.3%
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 following school districts: Des Moines Independent Community School District and Private. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 50316.

Hiatt Middle School
1430 E. University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Capitol View Elementary School
320 E. 16th
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Cattell Elementary School
3101 E 12th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Madison Elementary School
806 E Hoffman St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Carver Elementary
705 E University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
East High School
815 E 13th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Des Moines Independent Community School District
Joshua Christian Academy
1740 Garfield Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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