West Des Moines, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 61,255 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +32.0%
Males: 30,993  (50.6%)
Females: 30,262  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  33.5 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50265, 50266.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $67,999 (it was $54,139 in 2000)
West Des Moines:

$67,999
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,561 (it was $31,405 in 2000)

West Des Moines city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $188,002 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
West Des Moines:

$188,002
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $208,388; Detached houses: $226,042; Townhouses or other attached units: $159,408; In 2-unit structures: $293,195; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,940; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,762; Mobile homes: $45,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $853.

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  • White alone - 48,877 (83.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3,423 (5.8%)
  • Asian alone - 3,069 (5.2%)
  • Black alone - 1,996 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1,038 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 42 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 28 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Des Moines: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.8%), Irish (11.7%), English (8.8%), Norwegian (4.7%), Swedish (3.5%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/16/1893

Elevation: 820 feet

Land area: 26.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,287 people per square mile   (low).

West Des Moines,IA real estate house value index trend

West Des Moines, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in West Des Moines:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Des Moines city:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

5,936 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 1.8% Asia).

This city:  10.1%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 25 registered sex offenders living in West Des Moines, Iowa as of May 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Des Moines to the number of sex offenders is 2,372 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,896 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,801 (1.6%)

West Des Moines satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.57 N, Longitude: 93.75 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,190 (+25.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,075 (37.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 515

West Des Moines household income distribution West Des Moines home values distribution

Property values in West Des Moines, IA


Crime rates in West Des Moines by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0011000010010
per 100,000 0.00.02.12.00.00.00.00.01.80.00.01.80.0
Rapes 5649181420151818222616
per 100,000 11.012.98.618.034.727.137.727.332.331.937.545.727.5
Robberies 1523151081191528611138
per 100,000 33.049.632.220.015.421.317.027.350.210.618.822.813.8
Assaults 46482850636369588449767571
per 100,000 101.1103.660.199.8121.4122.2130.1105.5150.686.9129.7131.8122.1
Burglaries 229189217310270279241226217196173225213
per 100,000 503.1407.7466.0618.9520.4541.0454.3411.0389.1347.5295.2395.4366.4
Thefts 1,4051,4581,4691,4091,2871,4591,5381,3151,4821,5361,5161,5641,562
per 100,000 3086.53145.43154.52813.22480.72829.22899.32391.42657.62723.42587.02748.42686.9
Auto thefts 60917673646968454740473550
per 100,000 131.8196.3163.2145.8123.4133.8128.281.884.370.980.261.586.0
Arson 311671291399926106
per 100,000 6.623.712.914.023.117.524.516.416.116.044.417.610.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 212.5220.6209.1216.3206.5218.9224.0186.0219.5189.0196.3220.4194.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Des Moines detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 77 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.07
Iowa average:

1.72

West Des Moines tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +14,087 (+43.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other financial specialists (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in West Des Moines: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Des Moines, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 West Des Moines 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 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 Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
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

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

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)

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)

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)

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:

Private high schools in West Des Moines:

  • DOWLING CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,219; Location: 1400 BUFFALO RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • IOWA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 247; Location: 2501 VINE ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in West Des Moines:

Private elementary/middle schools in West Des Moines:

  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 676; Location: 7075 ASHWORTH RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 1601 GRAND AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE (Students: 257; Location: 1505 42ND ST; Grades: PK - 1)
  • SHEPHERD'S FLOCK EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 32; Location: 3900 ASHWORTH RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SAYRE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 1700 28TH ST; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in West Des Moines, map of school districts: WEST DES MOINES COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WAUKEE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.224. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.07. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.0697. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0697
U.S.:

1.9290

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for American Indian residents, 4.5% for other race residents, 19.0% for two or more races residents)
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

West Des Moines, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

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

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

  • Westown Parkway Residences, 3530 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266 , Phone: (515) 225-0000, Fax: (515) 225-1539
  • Super 8, 11414 Forest Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50325 , Phone: (515) 226-0414, Fax: (515) 226-9769
  • Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266 , Phone: (515) 223-1800, Fax: (515) 223-0894
  • Hampton Inn, 7060 LK Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266 , Phone: (515) 223-4700, Fax: (515) 287-6343
  • Motel 6, 7655 PLZ Dr N, West Des Moines, IA 50266 , Phone: (515) 267-8885
  • Farifield Inn And Suites West Des Moines, 7225 Vista Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266 , Phone: (515) 225-6100, Fax: (515) 267-1648
  • Studioplus, 2701 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266 , Phone: (515) 327-9100, Fax: (515) 327-9200
  • Hawthorn Suites LTD, 6905 Lk Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266 , Phone: (Inv) lid Input, Fax: (515) 223-0099
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in West Des Moines, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

West Des Moines travel time to work - commute West Des Moines mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in West Des Moines:

(West Des Moines, Iowa Neighborhood Map)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.19%
Here: 48.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents32.2%13.1%11.0%5.5%5.5%
Congregations6.6%9.4%13.5%5.9%4.9%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents4.4%3.9%2.9%2.9%18.5%
Congregations3.8%5.9%1.4%1.7%46.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Polk County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This 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
Here:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

25.8%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$100,671$75,5033$4,315
Other Government Administration 9$66,635$88,8478$6,952
Judicial and Legal 3$26,203$104,8120$0
Police Protection - Officers 65$391,471$72,2720$0
Police - Other 31$143,540$55,56418$19,561
Firefighters 49$297,522$72,86341$21,801
Fire - Other 1$5,172$62,0640$0
Streets and Highways 36$216,414$72,1383$4,056
Welfare 8$31,811$47,7178$10,674
Health 31$170,252$65,90433$49,056
Solid Waste Management 3$15,739$62,9560$0
Sewerage 12$70,159$70,1590$0
Parks and Recreation 22$131,932$71,96330$22,328
Housing and Community Development(Local) 15$108,683$86,9461$1,855
Water Supply 35$220,607$75,6370$0
Local Libraries 15$75,914$60,73124$29,659
Other and Unallocable 19$102,258$64,5840$0
Totals for Government 370$2,174,983$70,540169$170,257

West Des Moines government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $14,907,000 ($243.36)
    Water Utilities: $1,104,000 ($18.02)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,127,000 ($116.35)
    General - Other: $6,274,000 ($102.42)
    Regular Highways: $5,670,000 ($92.56)
    Water Utilities: $4,778,000 ($78.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,424,000 ($72.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,564,000 ($58.18)
    Central Staff Services: $3,099,000 ($50.59)
    Health - Other: $2,092,000 ($34.15)
    Sewerage: $2,075,000 ($33.87)
    Libraries: $1,951,000 ($31.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,557,000 ($25.42)
    Financial Administration: $899,000 ($14.68)
    Public Welfare - Other: $881,000 ($14.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $740,000 ($12.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $397,000 ($6.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $269,000 ($4.39)
    General Public Buildings: $160,000 ($2.61)
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000 ($0.41)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $13,000 ($0.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,129,000 ($100.06)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $2,467,000 ($40.27)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($0.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $218,000 ($3.56)
    Central Staff Services: $212,000 ($3.46)
    Water Utilities: $199,000 ($3.25)
    General - Other: $155,000 ($2.53)
    Health - Other: $136,000 ($2.22)
    Regular Highways: $117,000 ($1.91)
    Libraries: $89,000 ($1.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000 ($1.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($0.54)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000 ($0.20)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,752,000 ($322.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,226,000 ($36.34)

West Des Moines government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,803,000 ($94.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,231,000 ($20.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,199,000 ($19.57)
    All Other: $1,043,000 ($17.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $527,000 ($8.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $10,000 ($0.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $192,000 ($3.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $96,000 ($1.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,626,000 ($59.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,365,000 ($71.26)
    Special Assessments: $967,000 ($15.79)
    General Revenue, NEC: $569,000 ($9.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $254,000 ($4.15)
    Sale of Property: $88,000 ($1.44)
    Rents: $60,000 ($0.98)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,505,000 ($138.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,132,000 ($67.46)
    All Other: $818,000 ($13.35)
  • Tax - Property: $40,725,000 ($664.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,864,000 ($30.43)
    Other License: $973,000 ($15.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $892,000 ($14.56)

West Des Moines government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $173,684,000 ($2835.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,805,000 ($2788.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,879,000 ($144.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000,000 ($97.95)

West Des Moines government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,826,000 ($356.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,582,000 ($874.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,298,000 ($102.82)

5.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($110 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.02%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, IA  0.63% ($45,095 average AGI)
from Story County, IA  0.43% ($37,997)
from Warren County, IA  0.34% ($33,308)


5.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($233 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, IA  0.95% ($57,124 average AGI)
to Warren County, IA  0.34% ($42,170)
to Story County, IA  0.25% ($30,347)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of West Des Moines fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 75
  • Hazardous Condition: 93
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - West Des Moines

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Des Moines, IA
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
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

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