West Des Moines, Iowa 

4 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Economy in West Des Moines, Iowa

West Des Moines has an unemployment rate of 2.0%. The US average is 3.9%.

West Des Moines has seen the job market increase by 2.7% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 35.2%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for West Des Moines
- The Sales Tax Rate for West Des Moines is 6.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for West Des Moines is 9.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for West Des Moines
- The average income of a West Des Moines resident is $39,353 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a West Des Moines resident is $70,882 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYWest Des Moines, IowaUnited States
  2.2%3.7%
  2.7%1.6%
  35.2%33.5%
  6.0%6.2%
  7.4%4.6%
  $44,408$31,177
  $73,764$57,652
  $99,051$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.4%1.3%
  0.0%0.6%
  3.2%6.2%
  6.9%10.4%
  2.8%2.7%
  9.5%11.6%
  2.9%4.1%
  0.7%0.9%
  2.4%2.1%
  21.6%4.7%
  1.8%1.9%
  9.4%6.7%
  0.1%0.1%
  3.1%4.3%
  7.7%9.3%
  12.4%13.8%
  1.6%2.2%
  7.0%7.4%
  3.2%4.9%
  3.2%4.8%
ECONOMY MAP
  • Unemployment Rate (US Avg: 5.2%)
Select Map Options
  • Unemployment Rate
  • Median HH Income
  • Recent Job Growth
  • Income < $15k
  • Income > $200k
  • Reset Map

  • View More Data >

    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

    Start Your Review of West Des Moines


    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


    View More Data >

    COMPARE COST OF LIVING
    Compare West Des Moines, Iowa to any other place in the USA.

    MAPS OF WEST DES MOINES, IOWA
    Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.West_Des_Moines,Iowa Map
    ZIP CODES IN WEST DES MOINES, IOWA
    50265 50266

    NEW LISTINGS IN WEST DES MOINES
    $875,000
    1621 Glen Oaks Dr
    Bed 5 | Bath 4

    $285,000
    6563 Orchard Dr
    Bed 4 | Bath 3

    $239,900
    405 Jordan Dr
    Bed 4 | Bath 2

    $238,500
    401 38th St
    Bed 4 | Bath 3

    $170,000
    1028 Maple St
    Bed 3 | Bath 2

    $424,900
    1423 S 95th St
    Bed 4 | Bath 4

    $580,000
    9180 Yarrow Ct
    Bed 5 | Bath 5


    PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

    Includes Cost of Living compares for child care, utilities, transportation, health, taxes, housing for home owners vs renters, weather, insurance premiums and so much more.

    Try Now

    Join BestPlaces