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Total population: 56,503 (Urban population: 55,597, Rural population: 906 (46 farm, 859 nonfarm))

West Des Moines,IA index of house prices


Houses: 20,774 (19,777 occupied: 12,310 owner occupied, 7,467 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

37%

Housing density: 776 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $119,140.


Median contract rent in 2009: $716 (lower quartile is $615, upper quartile is $836)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $856


Median gross rent in West Des Moines, IA in 2009: $797


Housing units in West Des Moines with a mortgage: 9,054 (1,026 second mortgage, 1,135 home equity loan, 52 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,985


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $89,415


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $56,854


Median monthly housing costs: $977





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West Des Moines, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $188,684 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
West Des Moines:

$188,684
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $143,145 - $251,793

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $211,042
Here:

$211,042
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,790
Here:

$168,790
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $330,399
Here:

$330,399
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,871
Here:

$93,871
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $67,252
Here:

$67,252
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $65,812
Here:

$65,812
State:

$29,315

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,002
  • In family households: 35,969 (9,580 male householders, 2,375 female householders)
    10,094 spouses, 12,525 children (11,599 natural, 366 adopted, 560 stepchildren), 155 grandchildren, 241 brothers or sisters, 117 parents, 281 other relatives, 601 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,033 (3,174 male householders (2,134 living alone)), 4,682 female householders (3,904 living alone)), 2,177 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 298 (255 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,534 2-persons, 2,499 3-persons, 2,559 4-persons, 981 5-persons, 311 6-persons, 71 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,038 1-person, 1,551 2-persons, 220 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 9 6-persons.

9,078 married couples with children.
1,912 single-parent households (358 men, 1,554 women).

92.1% of residents of West Des Moines speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 9% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 2,484 (5.4%)
(32.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

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Rooms in houses/apartments in West Des Moines, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 157
  • 4 rooms: 1,111
  • 5 rooms: 1,895
  • 6 rooms: 2,442
  • 7 rooms: 1,759
  • 8 rooms: 2,015
  • 9 or more rooms: 2,874
  • 1 room: 237
  • 2 rooms: 684
  • 3 rooms: 1,774
  • 4 rooms: 2,853
  • 5 rooms: 1,290
  • 6 rooms: 373
  • 7 rooms: 152
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9 or more rooms: 43
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in West Des Moines, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,943
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,132
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,531
  • 5+ bedrooms: 569
  • no bedroom: 279
  • 1 bedroom: 1,997
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,286
  • 3 bedrooms: 844
  • 4 bedrooms: 54
  • 5+ bedrooms: 7
Cars and other vehicles available in West Des Moines, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 181
  • 1 vehicle: 3,130
  • 2 vehicles: 6,654
  • 3 vehicles: 1,900
  • 4 vehicles: 324
  • 5+ vehicles: 121
  • no vehicle: 549
  • 1 vehicle: 4,070
  • 2 vehicles: 2,414
  • 3 vehicles: 369
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 581
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,814
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,979
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,309
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,320
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,507
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,976
  • 1940 to 1949: 499
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,247

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


West Des Moines, IA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in West Des Moines, IA:

  • Less than $10,000: 57
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 28
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 21
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 27
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 30
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 3
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 27
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 76
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 83
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 99
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 106
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 119
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 213
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1146
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 1514
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 1664
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 1893
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 3424
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 1777
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 1425
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 528
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 498
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 125
  • $1,000,000 or more: 105
 


West Des Moines rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in West Des Moines:

  • Less than $100: 14 people
  • $100 to $149: 50
  • $150 to $199: 12
  • $200 to $249: 0
  • $250 to $299: 57
  • $300 to $349: 72
  • $350 to $399: 174
  • $400 to $449: 112
  • $450 to $499: 94
  • $500 to $549: 147
  • $550 to $599: 211
  • $600 to $649: 605
  • $650 to $699: 988
  • $700 to $749: 935
  • $750 to $799: 862
  • $800 to $899: 1,386
  • $900 to $999: 1,350
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 1,068
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 290
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 114
  • $2,000 or more: 14
  • No cash rent: 118
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,086
  • 1990 to 1994: 494
  • 1985 to 1989: 276
  • 1980 to 1984: 174
  • 1975 to 1979: 126
  • 1970 to 1974: 152
  • 1970 to 1974: 73
  • 1965 to 1969: 103


West Des Moines, IA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.9%
Number of people working at home: 1,003 (3.7% of all workers)


West Des Moines commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 688
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3817
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5674
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 6288
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5227
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1414
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1635
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 125
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 187
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 421
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 196
  • 90 or more minutes: 372
 


West Des Moines mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 22,777 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 2,260 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 509 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0%)
  • Walked: 321 (1%)
  • Other means: 100 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,003 (4%)
 


West Des Moines, IA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 654
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 587
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 809
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 997
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 934
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 1370
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1391
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 1291
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1093
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1724
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 2489
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 2772
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1449
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 728
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 645
  • $200,000 or more: 878
 

First ancestries reported:

 German: 11193
 Irish: 4263
 Other groups: 4008
 English: 3487
 United States or American: 2559
 Norwegian: 1944
 Dutch: 1437
 Italian: 1122
 Swedish: 1109
 Danish: 756
 Polish: 656
 Scotch-Irish: 581
 French (except Basque): 549
 Scottish: 538
 Russian: 432
 Czech: 389
 European: 370
 Welsh: 326
 British: 184
 Scandinavian: 181
 Canadian: 153
 French Canadian: 147
 Arab:: 138
 Ukrainian: 123
 Greek: 114
 Czechoslovakian: 102
 Yugoslavian: 101
 Croatian: 100
 Lebanese: 88
 Austrian: 85
 Subsaharan African:: 78
 Luxemburger: 72
 Swiss: 68
 Serbian: 67
 Northern European: 65
 Belgian: 61
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 55
 Hungarian: 54
 Iranian: 50
 Kenyan: 38
 Lithuanian: 37
 Pennsylvania German: 32
 Finnish: 31
 Latvian: 29
 Macedonian: 28
 Other Arab: 24
 British West Indian: 21
 Jamaican: 20
 Other Subsaharan African: 18
 Egyptian: 17
 Slovene: 17
 Australian: 14
 Sudanese: 14
 Israeli: 12
 Brazilian: 10
 New Zealander: 9
 Iraqi: 9
 Acadian/Cajun: 8
 Slovak: 8
 Romanian: 8
 African: 8
 Armenian: 7
 Eastern European: 7
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 7
 West Indian: 7


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • India (14%)
  • Russia (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Ecuador (5%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29755
  • Northeast: 1125
  • Midwest: 8696
  • South: 1958
  • West: 2073

41% of West Des Moines residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Iowa.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 38
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 17
  • 5th and 6th grade: 16
  • 7th and 8th grade: 105
  • 9th grade: 27
  • 10th grade: 92
  • 11th grade: 97
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 173
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,216
  • Less than 1 year of college: 797
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,087
  • Associate degree: 838
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,242
  • Master's degree: 1,205
  • Professional school degree: 1,021
  • Doctorate degree: 287

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 11
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 28
  • 5th and 6th grade: 23
  • 7th and 8th grade: 88
  • 9th grade: 38
  • 10th grade: 88
  • 11th grade: 91
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 196
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,323
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,209
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,635
  • Associate degree: 1,460
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,214
  • Master's degree: 1,328
  • Professional school degree: 356
  • Doctorate degree: 109

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 1.8%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 1.4%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 7.4%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 5.5%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 5.5%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 0.0%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 8.1%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 4.0%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 0.0%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $69,101
  • Black householders: $37,074
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $46,578
  • Asian householders: $62,231
  • Some other race householders: $43,991
  • Two or more races householders: $40,071
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $39,886
West Des Moines household income for White non-Hispanic householders
West Des Moines household income for Black householders
West Des Moines household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
West Des Moines household income for Asian householders
West Des Moines household income for Some other race householders
West Des Moines household income for Two or more races householders
West Des Moines household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

West Des Moines marital status for males
West Des Moines marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $192,791
  • Black or African American householders: $188,272
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $248,246
  • Asian householders: $219,491
  • Some other race householders: $154,041
  • Two or more races householders: $65,861
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $129,805

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,419
  • One, attached: 2,144
  • Two: 150
  • 3 or 4: 375
  • 5 to 9: 1,318
  • 10 to 19: 2,117
  • 20 to 49: 2,838
  • 50 or more: 1,118
  • Mobile homes: 295

Median worth of mobile homes: $39,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in West Des Moines:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in West Des Moines
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (88.0%)
  • Electricity (10.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (51.7%)
  • Electricity (43.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 774
Here:

15.6%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 297
Here:

13.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 526
Here:

27.1%
Iowa:

25.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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