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.

Housing

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

$186,300
Higher than the state average

Schools

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

$70,882
Higher than the national average

Business

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.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

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.

Education

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

West Des Moines, IA's Livability Rankings