West Des Moines, IA: What you need to know

An affluent suburb near Des Moines, Iowa, West Des Moines offers top-rated schools and proximity to several higher education institutions. Recognized for its thriving business climateForbes named West Des Moines the best in the country for jobs and job growth. The city's two major malls, restaurants,1,200 acres of parkland and events, such as the nearby Iowa State Fair, keep people active and entertained.

 

West Des Moines, IA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 61,266
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $71,200
Median Home Price $188,600
Walkscore 28

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Schools in West Des Moines , IA

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Health in West Des Moines , IA

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    Photo courtesy of the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau

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West Des Moines, IA Demographics

Median Population in West Des Moines , IA

Median Age 34.4%
Age 18 Over 76.9%
Age 21 Over 74.5%
Age 62 Over 14.4%
Age 65 Over 11.2%

Race in West Des Moines , IA

  Ethnicity White 85.4%
  Ethnicity Black 4%
  Ethnicity Asian 7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 1.1%

Population By Gender in West Des Moines , IA

  Male 50.1%
  Female 49.9%

Language in West Des Moines , IA

  English Only 86.2%
  English Other 13.8%

Economics in West Des Moines , IA

  Median Household Income $71,200
  Median Home Price $188,600
  Homes Owned 39.7%
  Homes Rent 60.3%
  Median Property Rent $897

 
COMMUTE TIME: 16.7 MINUTES
in West Des Moines , IA

Commute Types in West Des Moines , IA

  Walked 0.6%
  Worked at Home 3.4%
  Public Transportation 1.1%
  Other Means 0.7%
  Drove Alone 87%
  Carpooled 7.2%

28/100
WALK SCORE
for West Des Moines , IA

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 93
In West Des Moines , IA

 
6.5% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in West Des Moines , IA