Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area, Iowa 

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Population

707,915

+12.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$61,640

Median Home Price

$225,500

Median Age

35.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.7 / 4.7

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Des Moines-West Des Moines metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: Iowa
County:
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
City: Des Moines, Ankeny, 59 total
Zip Codes: 50023, 50317, 50315, 50265, 50021, 50322, 50263, 50310, 50266, 50131, 75 total
Cost of Living: -9.8% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

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Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area is 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area's cost of living is 9.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Des Moines-West Des Moines metro area remained moderately Democratic, 53.0% to 44.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area's population is 707,915 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 12.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area is Real Estate: $225,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.1%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Des Moines-West Des Moines

It's a good time to buy in Des Moines-West Des Moines. Home Appreciation is up 10.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Des Moines-West Des Moines is $225,500.
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Reviews for Des Moines-West Des Moines   1 Reviews
Move to Des Moines and don’t move to Chicago - 8/31/2020
I’ve been there many times I’m planning on moving there from Chicago land Area area Because it’s getting out of control there prices have skyrocketed violent crime has... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN DES MOINES-WEST DES MOINES METRO AREA, IOWA
50023, 50317, 50315, 50265, 50021, 50322, 50263, 50310, 50266, 50131, 75 total

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