West Des Moines Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of West Des Moines?

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There are 66,724 residents in West Des Moines, with a median age of 35.7. Of this, 49.54% are males and 50.46% are females. US-born citizens make up 87.45% of the resident pool in West Des Moines, while non-US-born citizens account for 6.74%. Additionally, 5.82% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 52,982 people in West Des Moines currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 66,724 1.7%
Male Population 33,057 2.5%
Female Population 33,667 0.9%
Male population 49.54%
Female population 50.46%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35.7 -2.7%
Citizen US Born 58,347 2.3%
Citizen not US Born 4,496 4.4%
Not Citizen 3,881 -8.4%
Citizen US Born 87.45%
Citizen not US Born 6.74%
Not Citizen 5.82%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 240 -2.4%
Moved from Same County 5,460 17.0%
Moved from Same State 5,045 11.4%
Moved from Different State 1,994 -20.7%
Same House as Last Year 52,982 0.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.37%
Moved from Same County 8.31%
Moved from Same State 7.68%
Moved from Different State 3.03%
Same House as Last Year 80.62%

What are the employment statistics in West Des Moines?

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White-collar workers make up 89% of the working population in West Des Moines, while blue-collar employees account for 11%. There are also 3,209 entrepreneurs in West Des Moines (8.49% of the workforce); 27,330 workers employed in private companies (72.28%); and 3,772 people working in governmental institutions (9.98%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 33,653 -0.2%
Blue Collar 4,159 8.8%
White Collar 89%
Blue Collar 11%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 3,209 18.1%
Private Companies 27,330 1.7%
Governmental Workers 3,772 -4.7%
Not for Profit Companies 3,501 -11.9%
Self Employees 8.49%
Private Companies 72.28%
Governmental Workers 9.98%
Not for Profit Companies 9.26%

How many households are there in West Des Moines?

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There are a total of 29,440 households in West Des Moines, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 56.14% of these West Des Moines households, while non-family units account for the remaining 43.86%. Additionally, 29.64% of households have children and 70.36% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 29,440 2.1%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 16,528 -2.9%
Non-family Households 12,912 9.3%
Family Households 56.14%
Non-family Households 43.86%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 8,725 2.2%
Households without Children 20,715 2.1%
Households with Children 29.64%
Households without Children 70.36%

What are the median and average incomes in West Des Moines?

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The average annual household income in West Des Moines is $102,646, while the median household income sits at $74,159 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $78,071, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $92,470. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $47,843 and $51,036, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $102,646 -1.3%
Median Household Income $74,159 -2.9%
People below Poverty Level 4,301 18.4%
People above Poverty Level 61,034 0.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in West Des Moines?

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There are 31,756 housing units in West Des Moines, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1992. Of the 29,440 occupied housing units in West Des Moines, 59.49% are owner-occupied, while 40.51% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 69.75% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $230,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,135 per month in West Des Moines.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 31,756 2.6%
Median Year Built 1992 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,031 16.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 443 -8.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,192 13.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,689 -11.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 4,643 10.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 4,734 -9.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 6,626 -0.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 5,202 1.9%
Built in 2010 or Later 5,196 14.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 29,440 2.1%
Owner Occupied 17,514 -0.6%
Renter Occupied 11,926 6.3%
Owner Occupied 59.49%
Renter Occupied 40.51%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 12,216 -1.0%
Without Mortgage 5,298 0.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $230,200 3.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $221,800 6.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,135 0.3%
With Mortgage 69.75%
Without Mortgage 30.25%

What is the level of education in West Des Moines?

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Approximately 18.71% of the population in West Des Moines holds a high school degree (that's 9,580 residents), while 16.42% have attained a college certificate (12,303 locals) and 35.52% have a bachelor's degree (18,190 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 788 -16.0%
Some High School 9,580 7.1%
Some College 12,303 2.9%
Associate Degree 5,374 13.3%
Bachelor's Degree 18,190 -2.8%
Graduate Degree 8,872 1.1%
No High School 1.54%
Some High School 18.71%
Some College 16.42%
Associate Degree 10.49%
Bachelor's Degree 35.52%
Graduate Degree 17.32%

What is the marital status of West Des Moines residents?

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A total of 17,078 people in West Des Moines have never been married (which represents 31.85% of the total population), while 27,325 of them are wedded (50.96%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 609 (1.14%) and 6,467 (12.06%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 17,078 9.4%
Married 27,325 -5.2%
Separated 609 5.6%
Widowed 2,754 12.4%
Divorced 6,467 5.8%
Never Married 31.85%
Married 50.96%
Separated 1.14%
Widowed 5.14%
Divorced 12.06%

What are the most common means of transportation in West Des Moines?

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The top three means of transportation people in West Des Moines use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 32,847 residents commute by car, 311 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 276 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 32,847 -3.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 311 -36.3%
Ferryboat 18 157.1%
Bicycle 65 3.2%
Motorcycle 31 93.8%
TaxiCab 145 38.1%
Walk 276 -2.8%

What is the median and average household income in West Des Moines by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
50265 32,539 14,265 $71,560.00 $98,116.00
50266 30,515 13,720 $74,435.00 $105,829.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 50265 50266

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