These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines, IA For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Des Moines are home to the 1%.

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Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Des Moines has to offer. Where houses go for over 1.34x the national median and household incomes are 1.76x the national median.

But where exactly in Des Moines do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Waterbury where the median income is a cool $130,959.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Des Moines out of 53 for 2018:

  1. Waterbury
  2. Linden Heights
  3. Westwood
  4. Ingersoll Park
  5. Salisbury Oaks
  6. Southwestern Hills
  7. Waveland Park
  8. Waveland Woods
  9. Valley High Manor
  10. Beaverdale

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $761,363. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Des Moines.

For more Des Moines reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Des Moines and the worst neighborhoods in Des Moines.

Or, for living around Des Moines, out the best Des Moines suburbs and the worst Des Moines suburbs.

How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Des Moines For 2018

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in Des Moines by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Waterbury, was named the richest neighborhood in Des Moines.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Frisbie Park.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Des Moines ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Des Moines For 2018

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Waterbury $97,000
2 Linden Heights $86,513
3 Westwood $86,513
4 Ingersoll Park $83,387
5 Salisbury Oaks $78,944
6 Southwestern Hills $67,016
7 Waveland Park $66,596
8 Waveland Woods $65,938
9 Valley High Manor $65,664
10 Beaverdale $63,792
11 Meredith $63,534
12 Lower Beaver $58,451
13 Greenwood $57,886
14 Bloomfield-Allen $56,760
15 Merle Hay $55,943
16 Greater South Side $54,232
17 East Village $53,661
18 Chautauqua Park $52,578
19 Laurel Hill $51,486
20 Accent $49,671
21 Fairmont Park $46,797
22 Oak Park $46,028
23 Union Park $45,932
24 South Park $45,887
25 Magnolia Park $45,368
26 Highland Park $44,699
27 Indianola Hills $43,368
28 Douglas Acres $42,928
29 Drake $41,799
30 McKinley School $39,695
31 Fairground $38,850
32 Gray’s Woods $38,571
33 North Of Grand $38,524
34 Somerset $37,079
35 Mondamin Presidentia $36,036
36 Martin Luther King Jr Park $35,782
37 Garton West $34,922
38 Capitol East $32,624
39 Sherman Hill $32,174
40 Cheatom Park $32,019
41 Jordan Park $31,333
42 Downtown Des Moines $30,714
43 Woodland Heights $30,597
44 King-Irving Park $29,773
45 Arbor Peaks $29,408
46 Kirkwood Glen $28,911
47 Capitol Park $28,422
48 River Bend $28,161
49 New Vision $27,212
50 Capitol View South $27,000
51 Drake Park $24,405
52 Carpenter $14,653
53 Frisbie Park $0

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