Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

West Des Moines, IA (Iowa) Houses and Residents

West Des Moines,IA index of house prices

Total population: 63,325 (Urban population: 45,558, Rural population: 742 (38 farm, 704 nonfarm))

Houses: 29,184 (27,392 occupied: 16,271 owner occupied, 11,135 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

41%
State:

29%

Housing density: 1,090 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $193,311.

Median contract rent in 2016: $601 (lower quartile is $524, upper quartile is $711)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,095


Median gross rent in West Des Moines, IA in 2016: $674

Housing units in West Des Moines with a mortgage: 11,572 (149 second mortgage, 1,247 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,693

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $104,282

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $74,480

Median monthly housing costs: $1,062


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

West Des Moines, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $208,485 (it was $137,800 in 2000)
West Des Moines:

$208,485
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,783 - $279,306

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $266,612
Here:

$266,612
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $236,924
Here:

$236,924
State:

$194,502

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $86,243
Here:

$86,243
State:

$137,270

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,184
Here:

$151,184
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $88,951
Here:

$88,951
State:

$49,582
Median year house/condo built: 1993

Median year apartment built: 1993

Household type by relationship:

Households: 63,621
  • In family households: 47,611 (8,043 male householders, 7,275 female householders)
    12,503 spouses, 17,325 children (16,517 natural, 394 adopted, 441 stepchildren), 407 grandchildren, 252 brothers or sisters, 353 parents, 566 other relatives, 802 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,921 (5,736 male householders (4,265 living alone)), 6,462 female householders (5,229 living alone)), 3,719 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 346

Size of family households: 6,911 2-persons, 3,608 3-persons, 3,329 4-persons, 875 5-persons, 531 6-persons, 70 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,499 1-person, 2,369 2-persons, 314 3-persons, 9 4-persons.

10,801 married couples with children.
2,945 single-parent households (357 men, 2,588 women).

86.7% of residents of West Des Moines speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 6,993 (11.0%)
(38.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

7.1
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 29no bedroom
  • 1291 bedroom
  • 3,4602 bedrooms
  • 6,7683 bedrooms
  • 4,5654 bedrooms
  • 1,2605+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to West Des Moines population

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

  • 532no bedroom
  • 3,0591 bedroom
  • 5,2282 bedrooms
  • 1,9883 bedrooms
  • 3154 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to West Des Moines population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 304no vehicle
  • 4,1311 vehicle
  • 7,8182 vehicles
  • 2,9203 vehicles
  • 8564 vehicles
  • 1855+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to West Des Moines population

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

  • 691no vehicle
  • 6,1081 vehicle
  • 3,1692 vehicles
  • 9653 vehicles
  • 1514 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to West Des Moines population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 321 room
  • 232 rooms
  • 5213 rooms
  • 1,6384 rooms
  • 2,2245 rooms
  • 2,4596 rooms
  • 2,3317 rooms
  • 2,1298 rooms
  • 4,7489+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to West Des Moines population

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

  • 4561 room
  • 1,0272 rooms
  • 2,7733 rooms
  • 3,5224 rooms
  • 1,6715 rooms
  • 7436 rooms
  • 3797 rooms
  • 2378 rooms
  • 2729+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to West Des Moines population

Year house built

Median 2016 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 ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • West Des Moines, IA household income distribution

  • West Des Moines, IA household income distribution
  • 588Less than $10,000
  • 616$10,000 to $14,999
  • 791$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,034$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,069$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,348$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,007$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,356$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,108$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,316$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,900$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,997$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,851$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,142$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,001$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,540$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in West Des Moines, IA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in West Des Moines, IA
  • 29Less than $10,000
  • 25$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 55$20,000 to $24,999
  • 90$25,000 to $29,999
  • 26$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 84$40,000 to $49,999
  • 66$50,000 to $59,999
  • 115$60,000 to $69,999
  • 327$70,000 to $79,999
  • 137$80,000 to $89,999
  • 426$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,253$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,411$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,974$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,972$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,620$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,756$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,879$300,000 to $399,999
  • 606$400,000 to $499,999
  • 636$500,000 to $749,999
  • 320$750,000 to $999,999
  • 116$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in West Des Moines, IA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in West Des Moines, IA
  • 49$200 to $249
  • 32$250 to $299
  • 16$300 to $349
  • 72$350 to $399
  • 15$400 to $449
  • 94$450 to $499
  • 169$500 to $549
  • 205$550 to $599
  • 337$600 to $649
  • 919$650 to $699
  • 1,337$700 to $749
  • 1,374$750 to $799
  • 2,255$800 to $899
  • 1,480$900 to $999
  • 2,187$1,000 to $1,249
  • 720$1,250 to $1,499
  • 291$1,500 to $1,999
  • 15$2,000 to $2,499
  • 23$2,500 to $2,999
  • 16$3,000 to $3,499
  • 30$3,500 or more
  • 158No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3,4572010 or later
  • 2,2282000 to 2009
  • 1,1571990 to 1999
  • 4501980 to 1989
  • 2781970 to 1979
  • 176Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to West Des Moines population
West Des Moines commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,250
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,391
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,309
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 8,519
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,763
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,488
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,127
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 351
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 221
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 426
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 262
  • 90 or more minutes: 254
West Des Moines, IA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 69.5%
Number of people working at home: 1,281 (3.5% of all workers)

West Des Moines mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 47,466 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 4,057 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 516 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Railroad: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 181 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 60 (0%)
  • Walked: 441 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,281 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 6,309
 Irish: 1,951
 American: 1,902
 English: 1,437
 European: 988
 Norwegian: 871
 Italian: 576
 Yugoslavian: 543
 Swedish: 503
 African: 495
 Dutch: 472
 Croatian: 455
 Scottish: 335
 Iraqi: 280
 Danish: 267
 French (except Basque): 221
 Polish: 193
 Scandinavian: 147
 Kenyan: 138
 Czech: 113
 Swiss: 112
 Hungarian: 108
 Liberian: 103
 Russian: 98
 Jamaican: 98
 Welsh: 95
 Ukrainian: 90
 Ghanaian: 79
 Sudanese: 75
 British: 72
 Belgian: 67
 Northern European: 60
 French Canadian: 58
 Latvian: 58
 Nigerian: 53
 Greek: 50
 Scotch-Irish: 46
 Slovak: 44
 Lebanese: 43
 Eastern European: 42
 Bulgarian: 40
 Austrian: 39
 Somali: 39
 Zimbabwean: 36
 Slovene: 27
 New Zealander: 23
 Arab: 20
 Lithuanian: 17
 Brazilian: 16
 Canadian: 14
 Pennsylvania German: 12
 Moroccan: 11
 Serbian: 9
 Ethiopian: 8
 Czechoslovakian: 8
 Egyptian: 7
 Iranian: 4

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

  • 32%India
  • 10%Mexico
  • 6%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 5%Vietnam
  • 3%Kenya
  • 2%Guatemala
  • 2%Korea

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

  • This state: 40,921
  • Other state: 15,223
  • Northeast: 1,008
  • Midwest: 8,464
  • South: 2,965
  • West: 2,758

80% of West Des Moines residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Iowa.

West Des Moines:

79.7%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 21
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 23
  • 5th and 6th grade: 420
  • 7th and 8th grade: 203
  • 9th grade: 80
  • 10th grade: 99
  • 11th grade: 68
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 117
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 2,590
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,126
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,859
  • Associate degree: 1,537
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,149
  • Master's degree: 2,937
  • Professional school degree: 1,108
  • Doctorate degree: 458

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 108
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 13
  • 5th and 6th grade: 103
  • 7th and 8th grade: 125
  • 9th grade: 125
  • 10th grade: 127
  • 11th grade: 104
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 186
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,160
  • Less than 1 year of college: 999
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,560
  • Associate degree: 2,043
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,624
  • Master's degree: 2,982
  • Professional school degree: 716
  • Doctorate degree: 284

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 1.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.3%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 15.9%Males
  • 14.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.4%Males
  • 1.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.3%Males
  • 4.9%Females
West Des Moines marital status for males
West Des Moines marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,989
  • One, attached: 3,866
  • Two: 95
  • 3 or 4: 510
  • 5 to 9: 2,322
  • 10 to 19: 3,462
  • 20 to 49: 3,701
  • 50 or more: 1,375
  • Mobile homes: 228

Median worth of mobile homes: $41,273

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.5%

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:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in West Des Moines
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.2%)
  • Electricity (25.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Electricity (53.8%)
  • Utility gas (43.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,175
Here:

21.0%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 245
Here:

7.4%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 809
Here:

31.2%
Iowa:

23.8%

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)