West Des Moines, Iowa 

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Population

69,057

+15.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$70,882

Median Home Price

$267,100

Median Age

35.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.6 / 4.7

summer / winter

IA Gifts

Best Places to Live in West Des Moines, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in West Des Moines, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

West Des Moines, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: West Des Moines
Zip Codes: 50265 50266
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in West Des Moines is 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. West Des Moines jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, West Des Moines's cost of living is 6.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare West Des Moines's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
West Des Moines's population is 69,057 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 15.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in West Des Moines is Real Estate: $267,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.3%.

SCHOOLS
West Des Moines public schools spend $15,245 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16 students per teacher in West Des Moines. More Education



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Housing Market in West Des Moines

It's a good time to buy in West Des Moines. Home Appreciation is up 9.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in West Des Moines is $267,100.

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Reviews for West Des Moines   4 Reviews
West Des Moines IA - 12/8/2009
I just moved here from out-of-state a few months ago and have been pleasantly surprised by the broad range of activities and amenities available in this medium sized IA... Read More

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overall life style - 6/1/2009
Am contemplating a move to WDM from the East Coast (NYC). Might there be anyone out there that may have experienced this and could offer guidance or comment. Thanks. ... Read More

Plenty to do in Des Moines area - 1/18/2007
We just moved to West Des Moines and we love it here! We moved here three months ago and every weekend we have been able to do something different and fun. There is... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN WEST DES MOINES, IOWA
50265 50266

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