West Des Moines, IA

Polk County

What you need to know about West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines is located in Polk County, Iowa. The population is 83% White, 4% Black, 6% Asian and 0% Native American or Native Hawaiian. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 6% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The median income is $70,882 and the median home value is $186,300. For more on schools, real estate, business and health care in West Des Moines, see each of the tabs above. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. West Des Moines has a Walk Score ® of 28.


Homes Owned 60.27%
60.27% Complete
Homes Rented 39.73%
39.73% Complete

Real Estate

In West Des Moines, Iowa

Ready to move to West Des Moines? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in West Des Moines.

Median Home Price

Higher than the state average


In West Des Moines, Iowa

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how West Des Moines rates.

Median Household Income

Higher than the national average


In West Des Moines, Iowa

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in West Des Moines.


Most residents are
25-34 Years old


In West Des Moines, Iowa

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in West Des Moines.


Bachelor’s Degree 52%
52% Complete
Graduated High School 96%
96% Complete

West Des Moines, IA's Livability Rankings