West Des Moines, Iowa 

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Population

62,999

+15.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.0%

Median Income

$70,882

Median Home Price

$228,300

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.

Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy
Cons
-Entertainment
-Air service
-Harsh winters

Local Listings in West Des Moines
 $519,900 
2701 Jordan Grv
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2197 SqFt
 $145,000 
1308 Locust St
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1318 SqFt
 $249,000 
1154 20th St
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 1809 SqFt

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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QUICK FACTS

City: West Des Moines
Zip Codes: 50265 50266
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in West Des Moines is 2.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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 1.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare West Des Moines's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in West Des Moines, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Polk county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
West Des Moines's population is 62,999 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 15.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in West Des Moines is $228,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.2%. Check out the homes in the area

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

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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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50265 50266

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NEW LISTINGS IN WEST DES MOINES
$519,900
2701 Jordan Grv
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$145,000
1308 Locust St
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$249,000
1154 20th St
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$339,900
1223 16th St
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$465,000
105 S 31st St
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$469,900
4653 Timberline Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$310,000
3115 Ashworth Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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