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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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Highlights


  • Location: Just south of geographic center of Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • State: Iowa
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  • Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area

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.
    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.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, 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.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    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%.
    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.

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