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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy

Cons

-Entertainment
-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.

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Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Iowa
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Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
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City: Des Moines, West Des Moines, ... 59 total
Zip Codes: 50315, 50317, ... 75 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Des Moines-West Des Moines


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area is 3.80 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.80 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area's cost of living is 10.00% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area's population is 622,899 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 49.61 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area is $161,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.68%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area public schools spend $12,629 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area. Learn more...

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