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Overview for West Des Moines, IA

32,540 people live in West Des Moines, where the median age is 38.8 and the average individual income is $46,036. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,540

Total Population

38.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$46,036

Average individual Income

Around West Des Moines, IA

There's plenty to do around West Des Moines, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

26
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Prime Nutrition, Mayalu Coffee, and Midwest Acupuncture Clinic.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.2 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.8 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.01 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.27 miles 103 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines has 14,380 households, with an average household size of 2.25. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in West Des Moines do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,540 people call West Des Moines home. The population density is 1,686.32 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,540

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.8

Median Age

48.83 / 51.17%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
14,380

Total Households

2.25

Average Household Size

$46,036

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in West Des Moines, IA

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The following schools are within or nearby West Des Moines. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Jordan Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Hillside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Dowling Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Stilwell Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Iowa Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Fairmeadows Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Western Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5

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