West Des Moines SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
8
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
9
Commute
9

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West Des Moines, Iowa Info Snack

West Des Moines is a city in Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties in the US state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 56,609. West Des Moines is the second-largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area and the tenth-largest city in Iowa. It ranked 94th in Money magazine's list of the "100 Best Places to Live and Launch" in 2008, 77th and 57th on the 100 Best Places to Live in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and 18th on the Hipster Cities of 2015.
Population
62,999
Unemployment
2.8%
Poverty
6.2%
Median Home
$203,300
Median Income
$73,764
Median Rent
$964

Rankings for West Des Moines in Iowa

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Map Of West Des Moines, IA

Population over time in West Des Moines

Year Population % Change
2017 62,999 2.2%
2016 61,624 0.6%
2015 61,266 2.4%
2014 59,815 2.5%
2013 58,344 2.3%
2012 57,041 2.2%
2011 55,812 2.0%
2010 54,731 -

Race / Ethnicity in West Des Moines

White
82.0% (51,640)
African American
3.7% (2,355)
American Indian
0.1% (60)
Asian
7.1% (4,445)
Hawaiian
0.1% (47)
Other
0.1% (37)
Two Or More
1.5% (957)
Hispanic
5.5% (3,458)
Race West Des Moines IA USA
White 82.0% 86.5% 61.5%
African American 3.7% 3.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 7.1% 2.3% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.5% 1.7% 2.3%
Hispanic 5.5% 5.7% 17.6%

Household Income For West Des Moines, Iowa

Less than $10,000
2.5% (157,497)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.3% (144,897)
$15,000 to $24,999
6.4% (403,193)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.8% (554,391)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.6% (730,788)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.5% (1,228,480)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.3% (900,885)
$100,000 to $149,999
17.3% (1,089,882)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.9% (497,692)
$200,000 or more
9.3% (585,890)
Income West Des Moines IA USA
Less than $10,000 2.5% 5.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.3% 4.6% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 6.4% 9.9% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.8% 9.9% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.6% 14.0% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.5% 19.6% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.3% 14.0% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 17.3% 13.9% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.9% 4.5% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 9.3% 3.8% 6.3%

Gender in West Des Moines

Female
51.1% (32,165)
Male
48.9% (30,833)
Gender West Des Moines IA USA
Female 51.1% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in West Des Moines for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.8% (1,131)
9-12th Grade
2.4% (1,494)
High School / GED
13.4% (8,428)
Some College
17.9% (11,284)
Associate's Degree
9.4% (5,901)
Bachelor's Degree
36.5% (22,975)
Master's Degree
12.9% (8,108)
Professional Degree
4.3% (2,711)
Doctorate Degree
1.5% (963)
Education West Des Moines IA USA
< 9th Grade 1.8% 3.2% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 2.4% 5.0% 7.2%
High School / GED 13.4% 31.5% 27.3%
Some College 17.9% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 9.4% 11.3% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 36.5% 18.7% 19.1%
Master's Degree 12.9% 6.2% 8.4%
Professional Degree 4.3% 1.6% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.5% 1.2% 1.4%

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