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West Des Moines, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $189,157 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
West Des Moines:

$189,157
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,123 - $258,801
Median year house/condo built: 1989

Median year apartment built: 1992

Household type by relationship:

Households: 46,002

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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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in West Des Moines, Iowa:

  • 12no bedroom
  • 1231 bedroom
  • 2,9432 bedrooms
  • 5,1323 bedrooms
  • 3,5314 bedrooms
  • 5695+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Des Moines, Iowa:

  • 279no bedroom
  • 1,9971 bedroom
  • 4,2862 bedrooms
  • 8443 bedrooms
  • 544 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in West Des Moines in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 181no vehicle
  • 3,1301 vehicle
  • 6,6542 vehicles
  • 1,9003 vehicles
  • 3244 vehicles
  • 1215+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in West Des Moines in renter-occupied apartments

  • 549no vehicle
  • 4,0701 vehicle
  • 2,4142 vehicles
  • 3693 vehicles
  • 594 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in West Des Moines, Iowa:

  • 121 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 1573 rooms
  • 1,1114 rooms
  • 1,8955 rooms
  • 2,4426 rooms
  • 1,7597 rooms
  • 2,0158 rooms
  • 2,8749+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in West Des Moines, Iowa:

  • 2371 room
  • 6842 rooms
  • 1,7743 rooms
  • 2,8534 rooms
  • 1,2905 rooms
  • 3736 rooms
  • 1527 rooms
  • 618 rooms
  • 439+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • West Des Moines, IA household income distribution

  • West Des Moines, IA household income distribution
  • 654Less than $10,000
  • 587$10,000 to $14,999
  • 809$15,000 to $19,999
  • 997$20,000 to $24,999
  • 934$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,370$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,391$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,291$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,093$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,724$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,489$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,772$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,449$100,000 to $124,999
  • 728$125,000 to $149,999
  • 645$150,000 to $199,999
  • 878$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in West Des Moines, IA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in West Des Moines, IA
  • 153Less than $10,000
  • 78$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 161$25,000 to $29,999
  • 23$30,000 to $34,999
  • 36$40,000 to $49,999
  • 79$50,000 to $59,999
  • 84$60,000 to $69,999
  • 333$70,000 to $79,999
  • 156$80,000 to $89,999
  • 282$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,335$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,240$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,532$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,002$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,278$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,364$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,231$300,000 to $399,999
  • 653$400,000 to $499,999
  • 343$500,000 to $749,999
  • 418$750,000 to $999,999
  • 160$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in West Des Moines, IA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in West Des Moines, IA
  • 1$100 to $149
  • 9$150 to $199
  • 83$200 to $249
  • 41$250 to $299
  • 151$300 to $349
  • 64$350 to $399
  • 48$400 to $449
  • 21$450 to $499
  • 263$500 to $549
  • 364$550 to $599
  • 676$600 to $649
  • 1,160$650 to $699
  • 934$700 to $749
  • 1,171$750 to $799
  • 1,736$800 to $899
  • 1,241$900 to $999
  • 1,798$1,000 to $1,249
  • 679$1,250 to $1,499
  • 278$1,500 to $1,999
  • 26$2,000 or more
  • 125No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,0861995 to March 2000
  • 4941990 to 1994
  • 2761985 to 1989
  • 1741980 to 1984
  • 1261975 to 1979
  • 1521970 to 1974
  • 731965 to 1969
  • 103Before 1965
West Des Moines commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 688
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,817
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,674
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 6,288
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,227
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,414
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,635
  • 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, 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 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%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 11,193
 Irish: 4,263
 Other groups: 4,008
 English: 3,487
 United States or American: 2,559
 Norwegian: 1,944
 Dutch: 1,437
 Italian: 1,122
 Swedish: 1,109
 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 (%):

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

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

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 by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 1.8%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 5.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.0%Males
West Des Moines marital status for males
West Des Moines marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,344

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 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in West Des Moines:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 88.0%Utility gas
  • 10.9%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 43.6%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 1.4%No fuel used

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 (Noninstitutionalized)