Van Meter, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,131 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.6%
 
Males: 564  (49.9%)
Females: 567  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50038.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $92,388 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Van Meter:

$92,388
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,404 (it was $20,272 in 2000)

Van Meter city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $215,245 (it was $93,600 in 2000)
Van Meter:

$215,245
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $145,168; detached houses: $147,160; townhouses or other attached units: $191,956

Median gross rent in 2017: $981.

March 2019 cost of living index in Van Meter: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.6%
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  • Races in Van Meter, IA (2010)
    • 99097.4%White alone
    • 101.0%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Asian alone
    • 60.6%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

Races in Van Meter detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Van Meter, Iowa as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Van Meter is 422 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (32.5%), American (16.6%), Irish (10.6%), English (7.4%), Norwegian (5.6%), Swedish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/29/1877

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 1,894 people per square mile   (low).

Van Meter, Iowa map

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,454 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,563 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (17.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (108.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (324.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

De Soto, IA (1.7 miles ),
Adel, IA (2.6 miles ),
Waukee, IA (2.7 miles ),
Earlham, IA (3.0 miles ),
Clive, IA (3.2 miles ),
Cumming, IA (3.2 miles),
Dallas Center, IA (3.3 miles ),
West Des Moines, IA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 93.96 W

Area code: 515

Distribution of median household income in Van Meter, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Van Meter, IA in 2017
Van Meter satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $53,600
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $189,700
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $263,000
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2016: 22 buildings, average cost: $261,400
  • 2017: 26 buildings, average cost: $257,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Van Meter, IA residents
Average permit cost in Van Meter, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +109 (+14.4%).
Most common industries in Van Meter, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.4%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.3%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (25.4%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Van Meter, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.6%)
  • Other financial specialists (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)

Average climate in Van Meter, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Van Meter, Iowa average temperatures Van Meter, Iowa average precipitation Van Meter, Iowa humidity Van Meter, Iowa wind speed Van Meter, Iowa snowfall Van Meter, Iowa sunshine Van Meter, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.8. This is about average.

City:

66.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.214. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.214
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.75. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.75
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0417
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Van Meter-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Van Meter city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Van Meter-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 385.6 miles away from Van Meter center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 371.4 miles away from Van Meter center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 304.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 103.8 miles away from Van Meter center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 383.3 miles away from Van Meter center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 267.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dallas County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Van Meter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Van Meter:

  • DALLAS COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ADEL, IA)
  • SUNNYBROOK OF ADEL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ADEL, IA)
  • WEST DES MOINES DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • LAKEVIEW SURGERY CENTER (Hospital, about 9 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • ARBOR SPRINGS OF WEST DES MOINES L L C (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)
  • DEERFIELD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; URBANDALE, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; WEST DES MOINES, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Van Meter:

  • Drake University (about 17 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 22 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 38 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 68 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 88 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 95 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 98 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)

Public high school in Van Meter:

Public elementary/middle school in Van Meter:

See full list of schools located in Van Meter

Library in Van Meter:

  • VAN METER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,149; Location: 505 GRANT; 11,006 books; 415 audio materials; 452 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The town is most known for River Phest. It is held the first Saturday after the Fourth of July every year. It was started in 1997 by a close group of friends, and grows larger every year. added by Buzz

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Van Meter: Van Meter (A), Van Meter Volunteer Fire Rescue Department (B), Van Meter Public Library (C), Van Meter City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Van Meter include: Van Meter Baptist Church (A), Van Meter United Methodist Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit (Museums; 310 Mill Street).

Birthplace of: Bob Feller - (born 1918), baseball star.

Dallas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.3%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Van Meter (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Van Meter Branch at 720 Main Street, branch established on 1935/02/22. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Earlham Savings Bank: Van Meter Branch at 475 Mill Street, branch established on 2011/02/01. Info updated 2009/04/24: Bank assets: $268.3 mil, Deposits: $229.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Van Meter:

Marital status in Van Meter, IA
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Van Meter:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Iowa average:

10.5

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Van Meter
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Van Meter, IA (based on Dallas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant19,02034
Evangelical Protestant9,49237
Catholic7,7334
Other7475
None29,143-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dallas County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 47
Dallas County:

8.22 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dallas County:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Dallas County:

17.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Van Meter:

54.2%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

53.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Van Meter:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Van Meter:

60.3%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Van Meter:

80.2%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Van Meter, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 2$6,477$38,8620$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,689$44,2680$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,298$27,5767$4,889
Local Libraries 1$2,214$26,5681$642
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 5$14,678$35,2278$5,531

Van Meter government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $224,000 ($198.05)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $144,000 ($127.32)
    Sewerage: $131,000 ($115.83)
    General - Other: $119,000 ($105.22)
    Water Utilities: $117,000 ($103.45)
    Regular Highways: $107,000 ($94.61)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($65.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000 ($61.89)
    Libraries: $55,000 ($48.63)
    Financial Administration: $39,000 ($34.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($33.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($24.76)
    General Public Buildings: $21,000 ($18.57)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($10.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($2.65)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($1.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($23.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,000 ($4.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $245,000 ($216.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($15.92)

Van Meter government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $129,000 ($114.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000 ($87.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $46,000 ($40.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $31,000 ($27.41)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($5.31)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($1.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $122,000 ($107.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $96,000 ($84.88)
  • Tax - Property: $503,000 ($444.74)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $102,000 ($90.19)
    Other License: $12,000 ($10.61)

Van Meter government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $965,000 ($853.23)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $804,000 ($710.88)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $265,000 ($234.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,000 ($91.95)

Van Meter government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $825,000 ($729.44)

13.49% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($85,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.49%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  7.13% ($97,901 average AGI)
from Warren County, IA  0.31% ($65,360)
from Johnson County, IA  0.25% ($65,000)


9.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  5.35% ($76,251 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.28% ($82,616)
to Guthrie County, IA  0.18% ($60,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Van Meter:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Van Meter:

  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KJJY (92.5 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHKI (97.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Van Meter:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)

Van Meter fatal accident list:

Mar 12, 2005 05:37 PM, Mill St, Lat: 41.534210, Lon: -93.950510, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 60.3mTotal length
  • 123,210Total average daily traffic
  • 26,096Total average daily truck traffic
  • 46,210Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Van Meter, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Van Meter, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Van Meter)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Van Meter & I-80, 2804 337th Street (Lat: 41.550278 Lon: -93.935000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPON273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/02/2010, Expiration Date: 03/24/2020, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • VAN METER, Lat: 41.441194 Lon: -94.047278, Call Sign: WQFX341,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.268 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2006, Expiration Date: 10/26/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/31/2016, Certifier: Sondra Sittner, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 637-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Robison IA 2, 3122 S. Avenue (Robison Ia @ #303491) (Lat: 41.586611 Lon: -93.931222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 107 m, Overall height: 109.4 m, Call Sign: WQIZ733,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/2008, Expiration Date: 06/27/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • CUMMING ROAD, 2945 Cumming Road (Lat: 41.439750 Lon: -93.885083), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 78.9 m, Call Sign: WQNV516,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/08/2011, Expiration Date: 06/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2016, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KA0HJZ, Licensee ID: L01466410, Grant Date: 02/12/2009, Expiration Date: 03/08/2019, Cancellation Date: 03/06/2018, Certifier: Harry F French, Registrant: Harry F French, 2750 352nd Dr, Van Meter, IA 50261-8000
  • Call Sign: KB0FJO, Licensee ID: L00230451, Grant Date: 01/28/2010, Expiration Date: 04/24/2020, Certifier: Debra E French, Registrant: Debra E French, 2750 352nd Dr, Van Meter, IA 50261
  • Call Sign: WD0BZR, Licensee ID: L00195717, Grant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 05/03/2021, Registrant: Jeffrey B Wells, 2674 Cumming Rd., Van Meter, IA 50261
  • Call Sign: KD0IXH, Licensee ID: L01517005, Grant Date: 09/08/2009, Expiration Date: 09/08/2019, Certifier: Derek G Bolles, Registrant: Derek G Bolles, 36908 Forest Lane, Van Meter, IA 50261
  • Call Sign: AE0BB, Previous Call Sign: KA0HJZ, Licensee ID: L01466410, Grant Date: 12/28/2018, Expiration Date: 03/08/2029, Certifier: Harry F French, Registrant: Harry F French, 2750 352nd Dr, Van Meter, IA 50261-8000

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$129,520
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$93,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0508.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Van Meter, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Van Meter, IA - Value
Most common first names in Van Meter, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William785.0 years
Alfred683.5 years
James670.0 years
Mary688.2 years
Robert664.0 years
Kenneth569.4 years
Gladys482.5 years
Edith489.5 years
Harold477.5 years
Henry480.7 years
Most common last names in Van Meter, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Marquardt1178.8 years
Jungman681.3 years
Smith690.0 years
Jensen583.8 years
Johnson580.2 years
Goodson581.4 years
Jamison485.3 years
Ziemann483.2 years
Rhodes480.8 years
Thomas479.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Van Meter, IA
  • 68.7%Utility gas
  • 21.0%Electricity
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Other fuel
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Van Meter, IA
  • 81.8%Utility gas
  • 10.4%No fuel used
  • 7.8%Electricity


Van Meter compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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