West Des Moines, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 65,608 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +41.4%
Males: 32,261  (49.2%)
Females: 33,347  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50265, 50266.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,476 (it was $54,139 in 2000)
West Des Moines:

$77,476
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $45,988 (it was $31,405 in 2000)

West Des Moines city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $248,756 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
West Des Moines:

$248,756
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $254,410; detached houses: $283,579; townhouses or other attached units: $180,953; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,770; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,475; mobile homes: $36,095

Median gross rent in 2017: $992.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Des Moines: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.8%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.0% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for American Indian residents, 7.3% for other race residents, 2.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Des Moines, IA (2017)
    • 52,26880.8%White alone
    • 5,0537.8%Asian alone
    • 3,7615.8%Hispanic
    • 2,3403.6%Black alone
    • 1,1501.8%Two or more races
    • 1050.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 900.1%American Indian alone
    • 240.04%Other race alone

Races in West Des Moines detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 49 registered sex offenders living in West Des Moines, Iowa as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Des Moines is 1,298 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in West Des Moines by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(27.1)
20
(37.7)
15
(27.3)
18
(32.3)
18
(31.9)
22
(37.5)
26
(45.7)
16
(27.5)
16
(26.6)
17
(27.3)
21
(32.3)
24
(36.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(21.3)
9
(17.0)
15
(27.3)
28
(50.2)
6
(10.6)
11
(18.8)
13
(22.8)
8
(13.8)
12
(20.0)
15
(24.1)
16
(24.6)
19
(28.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
63
(122.2)
69
(130.1)
58
(105.5)
84
(150.6)
49
(86.9)
76
(129.7)
75
(131.8)
71
(122.1)
61
(101.6)
84
(134.7)
92
(141.5)
105
(160.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
279
(541.0)
241
(454.3)
226
(411.0)
217
(389.1)
196
(347.5)
173
(295.2)
225
(395.4)
213
(366.4)
205
(341.3)
136
(218.1)
170
(261.5)
147
(224.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,459
(2,829)
1,538
(2,899)
1,315
(2,391)
1,482
(2,658)
1,536
(2,723)
1,516
(2,587)
1,564
(2,748)
1,562
(2,687)
1,377
(2,292)
1,363
(2,186)
1,188
(1,828)
1,296
(1,975)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
69
(133.8)
68
(128.2)
45
(81.8)
47
(84.3)
40
(70.9)
47
(80.2)
35
(61.5)
50
(86.0)
76
(126.5)
63
(101.0)
60
(92.3)
70
(106.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
9
(17.5)
13
(24.5)
9
(16.4)
9
(16.1)
9
(16.0)
26
(44.4)
10
(17.6)
6
(10.3)
3
(5.0)
3
(4.8)
2
(3.1)
7
(10.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)214.3219.3182.1214.9185.0192.2215.8190.6176.6166.7160.3176.2

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City-data.com crime index in West Des Moines, IA

Crime rate in West Des Moines detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 89 (76 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (22.7%), American (7.5%), Irish (6.7%), English (5.7%), Norwegian (3.1%), European (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/16/1893

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 26.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,449 people per square mile   (low).

West Des Moines, Iowa map

7,080 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 1.7% Europe, 1.7% Asia).

This city:

10.9%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,896 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,539 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (6.8 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (119.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (314.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clive, IA (1.7 miles ),
Windsor Heights, IA (1.7 miles ),
Urbandale, IA (2.1 miles ),
Cumming, IA (2.5 miles),
Waukee, IA (2.5 miles ),
Des Moines, IA (2.6 miles ),
Johnston, IA (2.7 miles ),
Norwalk, IA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 93.75 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +17,407 (+26.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,087 (39.2%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

Distribution of median household income in West Des Moines, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Des Moines, IA in 2017

Property values in West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines satellite photo by USGS

West Des Moines tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 332 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 1998: 577 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 1999: 552 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2000: 301 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2001: 256 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2002: 318 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2003: 215 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2004: 394 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2005: 275 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2006: 148 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2007: 233 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2008: 199 buildings, average cost: $210,600
  • 2009: 177 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2010: 255 buildings, average cost: $212,700
  • 2011: 249 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2012: 298 buildings, average cost: $249,400
  • 2013: 495 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2014: 241 buildings, average cost: $264,100
  • 2015: 229 buildings, average cost: $306,900
  • 2016: 249 buildings, average cost: $330,500
  • 2017: 339 buildings, average cost: $315,400
Number of permits per 10,000 West Des Moines, IA residents
Average permit cost in West Des Moines, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in West Des Moines, IA
Historical housing units in West Des Moines, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +14,087 (+43.6%).
Most common industries in West Des Moines, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (19.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.2%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (16.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.7%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.7%)
  • Educational services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (22.4%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in West Des Moines, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Other financial specialists (3.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)

Average climate in West Des Moines, Iowa

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West Des Moines, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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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 5.7 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 3.5 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 3.5 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 5.9 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 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

West Des Moines-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the West Des Moines city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Des Moines-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% 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 378.2 miles away from West Des Moines 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 363.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 305.6 miles away from the city 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 379.0 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 114.1 miles away from West Des Moines center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 251.3 miles away from West Des Moines 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 Polk County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Des Moines topographic map

Main business address for: WEST BANCORPORATION INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), PACE HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), FBL FINANCIAL GROUP INC (LIFE INSURANCE), FCStone Group, Inc. ([6221]).

Hospitals in West Des Moines:

  • LAKEVIEW SURGERY CENTER (1750 60TH STREET)
  • MOSAIC-VINE (2317 VINE STREET)

Nursing Homes in West Des Moines:

  • ARBOR SPRINGS OF WEST DES MOINES L L C (7951 E P TRUE PARKWAY)
  • EDGEWATER A WESLEY ACTIVE LIFE COMMUNITY LLC (9225 CASCADE)
  • FOUNTAIN WEST HEALTH CENTER (1501 OFFICE PARK ROAD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES -WEST DES MOINES (5010 GRAND RIDGE DRIVE)
  • VALLEY JUNCTION NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (1211 VINE STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in West Des Moines:

  • WEST DES MOINES DIALYSIS (6800 LAKE DR #185)

Home Health Centers in West Des Moines:

  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (3737 WESTOWN PARKWAY)
  • IOWA HOME CARE, LLC (2500 UNIVERSITY AVENUE)
  • NURSE FORCE INC (2900 WESTOWN PARKWAY STE 200)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA (6750 WESTOWN PARKWAY, SUITE 115A)

College/University in West Des Moines:

  • Aveda Institute-Des Moines (Full-time enrollment: 304; Location: 6905 Mills Civic Pkwy Suite 120; Private, for-profit; Website: avedainstitutedesmoines.com/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Des Moines:

  • Drake University (about 6 miles; Des Moines, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 12 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Iowa State University (about 32 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 80 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 93 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 94 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high schools in West Des Moines:

  • VALLEY SOUTHWOODS (Students: 655, Location: 625 S 35TH ST, Grades: 9)
  • WALNUT CREEK CAMPUS (Students: 197, Location: 1020 8TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 3650 WOODLAND AVE, Grades: 10-12)

Private high schools in West Des Moines:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in West Des Moines:

Private elementary/middle schools in West Des Moines:

See full list of schools located in West Des Moines

Library in West Des Moines:

  • WEST DES MOINES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,237,928; Location: 4000 GEORGE M. MILLS CIVIC PARKWAY; 145,488 books; 8,126 audio materials; 9,152 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 309 print serial subscriptions; 30 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Private High School - Dowling Catholic 1400 Buffalo Rd West Des Moines, IA www.dowlingcatholic.org

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Des Moines: Commerce (A), Glen Oaks Country Club (B), Des Moines Golf and Country Club (C), Willow Creek Golf Course (D), West Des Moines Fire Department Station 22 (E), West Des Moines Fire Department Station 17 (F), West Des Moines Fire Department Station 18 (G), West Des Moines Fire Department Station 21 (H), Jordan House (I), West Des Moines Police Department (J), West Des Moines Library (K), City of West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services Station 17 (L), City of West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services Station 21 (M), City of West Des Moines Emergency Medical Services Station 18 (N), Clive Fire Department Station 2 (O), West Des Moines City Hall (P), West Des Moines Fire Department Station 22 (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Valley West Mall (1), Westown Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in West Des Moines include: WEST BANCORPORATION INC (A), PACE HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INC (B), FBL FINANCIAL GROUP INC (C), FCStone Group, Inc. (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Des Moines include: Saint Mark Lutheran Church (A), Grace West Church (B), Saint Francis of Assisi Church (C), West Des Moines Christian Church (D), Covenant Presbyterian Church (E), West Des Moines Calvary Baptist Church (F), Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church (G), Commerce Community Church (H), Point of Grace Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Resthaven Cemetery (1), Jordan Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Jordan Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in West Des Moines include: Beh Glen Park (1), Fairmeadows Park (2), Jordan Creek Park (3), Southwood Park (4), Kiwanis Park (5), Florer Park (6), Meadow View Park (7), Jaycee Park (8), Crossroads Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bennett School (Museums; 2001 Fuller Road) (1), Jordan House Museum (2001 Fuller Road) (2), Family Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 313 Grand Avenue) (3), Checker Flag Lightning (Amusement & Theme Parks; Jordan Creek Mall) (4), Over The Moon Inflatables (Arcades & Amusements; 729 42nd Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Studio Plus - Des Moines West (2701 Westown Pkwy) (1), Holiday Inn West Des Moines (1800 50th Street) (2), Holiday Inn (1800 50th St) (3), Wingate Inn (7225 Vista Drive) (4), Marriott West Des Moines (1250 Jordan Creek Parkway) (5), Residence Inn (160 Jordan Creek Parkway) (6), Hawthorn Suites Ltd.- West Des Moines (6905 Lake Dr) (7), Candlewood Suites (7625 Office Plaza Dr North) (8), Holiday Inn Des Moines-West-I-80 & I-35- (1800 50th St) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: United States Government - Federal Bureau Of Investigation- Des Moines Resident Ag (3737 Woodland Avenue Suite 601) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jared Clauss - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Apr 7, 1981), Peter Hedges - Novelist.

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Des Moines and their reported violations in the past:

KUM & GO 498 (Serves MO, Population served: 1,600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
EGAN CREST (Serves ND, Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.4%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
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

People in group quarters in West Des Moines in 2010:

  • 262 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in West Des Moines in 2000:

  • 214 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in West Des Moines (2011 data):

  • West Bank: Grand Avenue Branch, Mobile Branch, at 1601 22nd Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,256.9 mil, Deposits: $959.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: West Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Midwest Heritage Bank, FSB: South 52st Street Branch, Midwest Heritage Bank, Fsb, 74th Street Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $154.4 mil, Deposits: $128.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 9 total offices
  • Two Rivers Bank & Trust: Two Rivers Bank And Trust Branch at 4500 Westown Parkway, branch established on 2009/07/01; 4320 Westown Parkway Branch at 4320 Westown Parkway Ste 100, branch established on 2008/05/02. Info updated 2010/07/26: Bank assets: $668.0 mil, Deposits: $455.8 mil, headquarters in Burlington, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Two Rivers Financial Group, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B.: Liberty Bank, F.S.b. at 6139 Ashworth Road, branch established on 1972/01/06; Mills Civic Branch at 5070 Mills Civic Parkway, branch established on 2004/12/27. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $843.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • Bank of the West: Civic at 4885 Mills Civic Parkway, branch established on 1993/11/29; Jordan Creek at 7465 Ashworth Rd, branch established on 1992/03/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Des Moines Westown Branch at 3738 Westown Parkway, branch established on 1980/10/13; Des Moines Ep True Branch at 225 50th Street, branch established on 1994/10/24. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First Bank: Fifth Street Branch at 301 Fifth Street, branch established on 1972/03/06; at 5625 Mills Civic Parkway, branch established on 1901/07/08. Info updated 2009/10/13: Bank assets: $93.4 mil, Deposits: $84.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Holding Company
  • Great Southern Bank: Jordan Creek Office at 6260 Mills Civic Parkway, branch established on 2007/09/04; Westown Parkway Branch at 3900 Westown Parkway, branch established on 1997/09/08. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • MetaBank: West Des Moines, S 68th Street Branch at 270 S 68th St, branch established on 2006/10/15; Westtown Branch at 3448 Westtown Parkway, branch established on 1997/03/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,358.3 mil, Deposits: $1,225.7 mil, headquarters in Storm Lake, IA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • 13 other banks with 13 local branches

For population 15 years and over in West Des Moines:

Marital status in West Des Moines, IA
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in West Des Moines:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Des Moines
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in West Des Moines:

(West Des Moines, Iowa Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for West Des Moines, IA (based on Polk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic62,86719
Mainline Protestant61,821117
Evangelical Protestant53,822208
Other9,33135
Black Protestant5,27519
Orthodox6464
None236,878-
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: 63
Here:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Polk County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Polk County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 158
Polk County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 316
Polk County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Polk County:

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.8%
State:

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

13.5%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.3%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Des Moines:

49.2%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Des Moines:

20.5%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Des Moines:

10.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Des Moines:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Des Moines:

32.5%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

59.0%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.3%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Des Moines, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 67$431,781$77,3340$0
Firefighters 54$368,422$81,87228$25,812
Streets and Highways 38$229,495$72,4720$0
Health 37$209,815$68,04830$38,859
Police - Other 36$180,577$60,19216$14,714
Water Supply 34$215,999$76,2350$0
Parks and Recreation 23$146,736$76,55825$24,080
Other and Unallocable 21$118,289$67,5940$0
Financial Administration 20$135,519$81,3112$1,833
Housing and Community Development (Local) 17$142,434$100,5422$3,025
Local Libraries 15$114,273$91,41829$37,264
Sewerage 12$70,609$70,6090$0
Welfare 9$42,579$56,7728$11,809
Other Government Administration 8$60,036$90,0548$10,866
Judicial and Legal 4$35,491$106,4730$0
Solid Waste Management 3$14,189$56,7560$0
Fire - Other 1$5,221$62,6520$0
Totals for Government 399$2,521,465$75,834148$168,262

West Des Moines government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $54,196,000 ($826.06)
    Water Utilities: $7,086,000 ($108.01)
    Sewerage: $4,963,000 ($75.65)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,835,000 ($149.91)
    Police Protection: $9,440,000 ($143.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,252,000 ($125.78)
    Regular Highways: $7,282,000 ($110.99)
    Water Utilities: $7,215,000 ($109.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,399,000 ($82.29)
    Sewerage: $5,177,000 ($78.91)
    Central Staff Services: $5,100,000 ($77.73)
    Health - Other: $4,872,000 ($74.26)
    Libraries: $2,533,000 ($38.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,876,000 ($28.59)
    Financial Administration: $1,247,000 ($19.01)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,152,000 ($17.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,026,000 ($15.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $699,000 ($10.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $672,000 ($10.24)
    General Public Buildings: $286,000 ($4.36)
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000 ($0.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $14,000 ($0.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,714,000 ($56.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $3,730,000 ($56.85)
    Other - Regular Highways: $179,000 ($2.73)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $165,000 ($2.51)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($0.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,893,000 ($28.85)
    Police Protection: $471,000 ($7.18)
    Central Staff Services: $360,000 ($5.49)
    Financial Administration: $344,000 ($5.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $227,000 ($3.46)
    General - Other: $194,000 ($2.96)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($0.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($0.66)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($0.64)
    Health - Other: $13,000 ($0.20)
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,054,000 ($503.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $423,000 ($6.45)

West Des Moines government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,086,000 ($199.46)
    Other: $3,460,000 ($52.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,390,000 ($36.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,847,000 ($28.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,317,000 ($20.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $17,000 ($0.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $245,000 ($3.73)
    Water Utilities: $181,000 ($2.76)
    Other: $132,000 ($2.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,900,000 ($89.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,240,000 ($34.14)
    Interest Earnings: $2,236,000 ($34.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $282,000 ($4.30)
    Special Assessments: $160,000 ($2.44)
    Rents: $138,000 ($2.10)
    Sale of Property: $99,000 ($1.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,683,000 ($178.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,491,000 ($220.87)
    General Local Government Support: $2,873,000 ($43.79)
    Other: $202,000 ($3.08)
  • Tax - Property: $57,978,000 ($883.70)
    Other License: $4,401,000 ($67.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,964,000 ($60.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,585,000 ($24.16)

West Des Moines government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,585,000 ($1990.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,642,000 ($1945.52)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,650,000 ($360.47)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,707,000 ($315.62)

West Des Moines government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,782,000 ($453.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $143,304,000 ($2184.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,527,000 ($23.27)

7.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,705 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Iowa average:

5.97%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,026 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.13%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dallas County, IA  0.88% ($76,251 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.41% ($47,510)
from Warren County, IA  0.36% ($44,108)


6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($378 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.02%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dallas County, IA  1.23% ($97,901 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.45% ($62,950)
to Story County, IA  0.24% ($43,210)
Businesses in West Des Moines, IA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1LensCrafters2
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters2Marriott4
Ann Taylor1Marshalls1
Apple Store1Maurices2
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse2
Banana Republic2Motel 61
Barnes & Noble2Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works2New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Blockbuster2Nike15
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot1
Brookstone1OfficeMax2
Burger King2Old Navy1
Cache1Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee1On The Border1
Carson Pirie Scott2Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread3
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's1Payless2
Chipotle1Pizza Hut1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Plato's Closet1
Clarks1Pottery Barn1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pottery Barn Kids1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos3
Costco1RadioShack2
Curves1Red Lobster1
DHL3Red Robin1
Dairy Queen4Rue211
Days Inn1Sephora1
Domino's Pizza1Sheraton1
Eddie Bauer1Soma Intimates1
Express2Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear3Sprint Nextel4
FedEx23Starbucks5
Foot Locker1Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Forever 212Subway7
GameStop2T-Mobile5
Gap3T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1Taco Bell2
H&R Block5Talbots1
Hilton1Target2
Holiday Inn3The Limited1
Home Depot1Trader Joe's1
Hot Topic1True Value1
J. Jill1U.S. Cellular3
J.Crew1UPS40
Jimmy John's3Vans2
JoS. A. Bank1Verizon Wireless2
Jones New York6Victoria's Secret2
Journeys2Village Inn1
Justice2Walgreens3
Kohl's1Walmart1
Lane Bryant2

Strongest AM radio stations in West Des Moines:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKY (1150 AM; 1 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: PUTBRESE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXLQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; INDIANOLA, IA; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Des Moines:

  • KWDM (88.7 FM; WEST DES MOINES, IA; Owner: W. DES MOINES COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • KIOA (93.3 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)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • K269EJ (101.7 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KJMC (89.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: MINORITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KVJZ (106.3 FM; ANKENY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKQ (98.3 FM; BOONE, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZZQ (99.5 FM; WINTERSET, IA; Owner: POSITIVE IMPACT MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLRX (96.1 FM; MADRID, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KKRF (107.9 FM; STUART, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLS-FM (105.5 FM; PERRY, IA; Owner: PERRY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around West Des Moines:

  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • 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.)
  • K41DD (Channel 41; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K29EA (Channel 29; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K46EY (Channel 46; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K56GD (Channel 56; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-45, INC.)
  • K48FZ (Channel 48; AMES, IA; Owner: TV-52, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of West Des Moines fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 118Number of bridges
  • 1,598ft / 487mTotal length
  • 2,207,121Total average daily traffic
  • 186,499Total average daily truck traffic
  • 950,139Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Des Moines, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 221960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 191990-1999
  • 412000-2009
  • 192010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Des Moines, IA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED303$156,460429$169,7111,723$180,889107$52,5803$3,823,23067$176,3515$36,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$154,66026$181,402136$171,30111$29,2110$04$196,6401$85,430
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$160,37225$162,467270$194,50344$29,9611$3,450,0008$123,5744$38,828
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$156,06234$192,496277$168,91215$50,8002$1,859,00014$135,5810$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$143,7704$159,71552$216,3724$37,0830$01$94,3900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.01 , 0110.21, 0110.23, 0110.24, 0111.02, 0111.11, 0111.12, 0508.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED82$189,213113$183,6261$83,550
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$195,50613$176,5120$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$196,7489$204,6540$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$186,2188$174,8380$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$311,4303$190,5070$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.01 , 0110.21, 0110.23, 0110.24, 0111.02, 0111.11, 0111.12, 0508.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Des Moines, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Des Moines, IA - Value

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 107. The highest number of reported fires - 149 took place in 2011, and the least - 60 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in West Des Moines, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (39.8%), and Structure Fires (37.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Des Moines, IA
    • 68139.8%Outside Fires
    • 64437.7%Structure Fires
    • 34019.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 452.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Des Moines, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in West Des Moines, Iowa:

  • Westown Parkway Residences, 3530 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 , Phone: (515) 225-0000, Fax: (515) 225-1539
  • Super 8, 11414 Forest Ave, West Des Moines, Iowa 50325 , Phone: (515) 226-0414, Fax: (515) 226-9769
  • Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 , Phone: (515) 223-1800, Fax: (515) 223-0894
  • Extended Stay America - Des Moines - West Des Moines, 2701 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 , Phone: (515) 327-9100, Fax: (515) 327-9200
  • Hawthorn Suites LTD, 6905 Lk Dr, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 , Fax: (515) 223-0099
  • Springhill Suites, 1236 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 , Phone: (515) 223-9005, Fax: (515) 223-9058
  • Residence Inn West Des Moines, 160 S Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 , Phone: (515) 267-0338, Fax: (515) 440-1338
  • Hilton Garden Inn - West Des Moines, 205 S 64th St, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 , Phone: (515) 223-0571, Fax: (515) 223-0581
  • 13 other hotels and motels
All 21 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Des Moines, Iowa
Most common first names in West Des Moines, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19675.5 years
Mary19080.2 years
Robert16175.1 years
William12675.5 years
James11773.0 years
Margaret10383.1 years
Helen9983.3 years
Ruth8484.5 years
Richard7872.3 years
Dorothy7680.0 years
Most common last names in West Des Moines, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7379.0 years
Smith5778.7 years
Miller4777.4 years
Anderson4677.6 years
Brown4677.0 years
Jones4077.3 years
Wilson3278.2 years
Williams2681.1 years
Thompson2479.5 years
Allen2281.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Des Moines, IA
  • 75.0%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Des Moines, IA
  • 51.7%Electricity
  • 44.7%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood


West Des Moines compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above 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 significantly above state average.

West Des Moines on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 50,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: finance and insurance (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2002 and 2012 (population 50,000+)"
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  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income and median resident age less than 35 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #68 (50266) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
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