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-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy


-Air service
-Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area

As the cultural and economic heart of Iowa, Des Moines is headquarters to nearly 60 companies and most notably a center for the insurance industry as well as many agriculture-related businesses. Many characterize it as a “gentle” big city, retaining a small-town feel with larger-city amenities, but some also complain of a lack of entertainment and nightlife. It is quintessentially Midwestern with a clean but plain downtown with mostly rectangular tree-lined streets.


Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent

City: Des Moines, West Des Moines, ... 17 total
Zip Codes: 50315, 50317, ... 32 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Polk

    The unemployment rate in Polk County is 3.90 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Polk County jobs have Increased by 0.70 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Polk County's cost of living is 10.70% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Polk County's Cost of Living
    Polk County's population is 467,711 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 42.97 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Polk County is $157,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.45%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Polk County public schools spend $13,172 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Polk County. Learn more...

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