Official Zip Code NameDes Moines
Zip Code StateIowa
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Area Code515
Current Population:15113
Racial Majority:White 72.41%
Public School Racial Majority:White 48%
Unemployment Rate:3.56%
Median Household Income$49717
Average Adjusted Gross Income$43207
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time16.7 Minutes
Curent Temperature:
Current Time:
CST
Time Zone:Central Standard Time
Primary County: Polk
Elevation Range0-0 Feet
Area3 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)41.60115051, -93.66380310

Zip Code 50311 Description

Zip Code 50311 is located in the state of Iowa in the Des Moines - Ames metro area. Zip code 50311 is primarily located in Polk County. The official US Postal Service name for 50311 is DES MOINES, Iowa. Portions of zip code 50311 are contained within or border the city limits of Des Moines, IA, Windsor Heights, IA, . The area code for zip code 50311 is 515. 50311 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Iowa.

The current unemployment level in 50311 is 3.56% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.4% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 3.4% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 4.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 50311 decreased to 15113 from 18590 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 50311 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 50311 public schools is White. 58.9% of students in 50311 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 11036 72.41% 11079 +-0%
 Black Or African American 1332 8.74% 1397 -5%
 Hispanic 1504 9.87% 1481 +2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 186 1.22% 39 +377%
 Asian 528 3.46% 675 -22%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.05% 22 -64%
 Other Race 21 1.14% 21 +729%
 Two Or More Races 399 3.1% 399 +19%

Zip Code 50311 Race/Ethnicity

 White 48%
 Black Or African American 16.4%
 Hispanic 20.4%
 Asian 8.4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.4%
 Two or More Races 6.5%

Zip Code 50311 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population1511318590
Male Population48.80%
Female Population51.20%
Total Households5783
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
58.9%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$49717
Income Under $50K Per Year50.30%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year36.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year12.90%
114 US Congressional DistrictIowa 3
RepresentativeDavid Young
PartyRepublican
Average Real Estate Asking Price$128571
Average Real Estate Sale Price$120103
Current Unemployment Level (September 2016)3.56%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.33%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago2.76%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 47b - Des Moines Lobe
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 50311 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)11172839516165635442291740
Avg Max Temp (°F)29354761728185837664473359
Avg Precip (In.).971.132.193.474.324.734.234.33.162.592.071.2334.38
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
CBSA Type50311
CBSA Population574520
Time ZoneCentral Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours