Des Moines (zip 50317), Iowa 

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Population

37,963

+4.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$46,216

Median Home Price

$129,200

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Best Places to Live in Des Moines (zip 50317), Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the 50317 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Des Moines, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive downtown
Capital city amenities
Stable economy
Cons
Entertainment
Air service
Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area

As the cultural and economic heart of Iowa, Des Moines is headquarters to nearly 60 companies and most notably a center for the insurance industry as well as many agriculture-related businesses. Many characterize it as a “gentle” big city, retaining a small-town feel with larger-city amenities, but some also complain of a lack of entertainment and nightlife. It is quintessentially Midwestern with a clean but plain downtown with mostly rectangular tree-lined streets.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Des Moines
Zip Codes: Des Moines (zip 50317)
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Des Moines (zip 50317) is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Des Moines (zip 50317) jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Des Moines (zip 50317)'s cost of living is 18.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Des Moines (zip 50317)'s Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Des Moines (zip 50317)'s population is 37,963 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Des Moines (zip 50317) is Real Estate: $129,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.7%.

SCHOOLS
Des Moines (zip 50317) public schools spend $13,268 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Des Moines (zip 50317). More Education



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Housing Market in Des Moines

It's a good time to buy in Des Moines. Home Appreciation is up 5.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Des Moines is $129,200.

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