ZIP Code 50265 - West Des Moines Iowa

ZIP Code 50265 is located in West Des Moines Iowa. Portions of 50265 are also in Clive and Walnut Township (Polk County) and Bloomfield Township (Polk County). 50265 is entirely within Polk County. Regionally, it is located in the Des Moines-Ames Area.

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ZIP Code 50265 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NameWest Des Moines
Primary CountyPolk County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)33,222
Area Code(s)515
Current Time

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50265 Demographics

50265 can be classified socioeconomically as Lower Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in Iowa based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 50265 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 50265 is White. The current unemployment level in 50265 is 2.5%.

Population Growth Rate0.00%
Population Density1,718 People per Square Mile
Total Households12,897
Percentage High Income Households5.1%
Median Household Income (2021)$73,935
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$103,900
Current Unemployment Rate (April 2024)2.5%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 86.11%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 63.91%

50265 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American80.02%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander460.14%

50265 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American110.3%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander30.08%

50265 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College1,3916.81%
Bachelor Degree6,92033.88%
High School Diploma3,71918.21%
No High School Diploma2601.27%
GED or Alternate4662.28%
1 or More Years of College3,05614.96%
Associates Degree1,6958.3%
Masters Degree1,9929.75%
Professional Degree6583.22%
Doctorate Degree2711.33%

50265 Geography

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Cities/Towns in 50265
RegionDes Moines-Ames Area
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaDes Moines-West Des Moines, IA
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/Chicago
Area19 Square Miles

50265 Politics

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50265 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 5a: -20F to -15F
Average First Frost DateOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DateApril 21 - 31
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion47b - Des Moines Lobe

50265 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)11172839516065635342281639
Avg Max Temp (°F)29354861728185837664473359
Avg Precip (In.).931.092.183.474.334.754.

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