West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA

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Population

188,392

2.55% growth

Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$82,736

4.19% growth

Poverty Rate

5.6%


Number of Employees

100,092

2.44% growth

Median Property Value

$216,200

4.85% growth

About

In 2017, West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA had a population of 188k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $82,736. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew from 183,714 to 188,392, a 2.55% increase and its median household income grew from $79,406 to $82,736, a 4.19% increase.

The population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is 86.1% White Alone, 4.72% Asian Alone, and 4.24% Hispanic or Latino. 10.7% of the people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus (277 degrees awarded in 2016), Aveda Institute-Des Moines (124 degrees), and Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (85 degrees).

The median property value in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is $216,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA employs 100k people. The largest industries in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Insurance carriers & related activities (9,093 people), Banking & related activities (6,207 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,990 people), and the highest paying industries are Animal food, grain & oilseed milling ($161,375), Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($139,280), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($137,812).

Median household income in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is $82,736. Males in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,868. The income inequality in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,736

2017 value

± $2,030

4.19%

1 Year Growth

± 3.22%

Households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have a median annual income of $82,736, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,406 in 2016, which represents a 4.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$83,183

Average Male Salary

± $8,892

$58,868

Average Female Salary

± $5,697

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,604 ± $5,611

  2. Asian

    $60,256 ± $15,629

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,508 ± $22,431

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.454

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.132% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $86,712, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $78,535 and $63,149.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA (10.5k out of 187k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,358 ± 728

  2. Hispanic

    1,146 ± 308

  3. Asian

    858 ± 261

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

100k

2017 Value

2.44%

1 Year growth

± 2.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 2.44%, from 97.7k employees to 100k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, are Accountants & auditors (3,278 people), Miscellaneous managers (3,200 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,986 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, by number of employees, are Accountants & auditors (3,278 people), Miscellaneous managers (3,200 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (2,986 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Actuaries (12.6 times higher than expected), Agricultural & food scientists (9.07 times), and Loan interviewers & clerks (7.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($249,001), Chief executives & legislators ($182,658), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($162,884).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

100k

2017 Value

2.44%

1 Year growth

± 2.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 2.44%, from 97.7k employees to 100k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, are Insurance carriers & related activities (9,093 people), Banking & related activities (6,207 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,990 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, though some of these residents may live in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, by number of employees, are Insurance carriers & related activities (9,093 people), Banking & related activities (6,207 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,990 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA has an unusually high number of Agricultural implement manufacturing (9.15 times higher than expected), Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (7.26 times), and Agricultural chemical manufacturing (7.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, by average salary, are Animal food, grain & oilseed milling ($161,375), Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($139,280), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($137,812).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.2% of the population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 66.7% on employee plans, 7.65% on Medicaid, 8.72% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.77%

Uninsured

66.7%

Employer Coverage

7.65%

Medicaid

8.72%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.38%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 3.77%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

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Diversity

West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is home to a population of 188k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is composed of 162k White Alone residents (86.1%), 8.89k Asian Alone residents (4.72%), 7.98k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.24%), 5.16k Black or African American Alone residents (2.74%), 3.77k Two or More Races residents (2%), 179 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.095%), 152 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0807%), and 139 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0738%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Spanish (4,850 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (2,993 speakers), and Telugu (1,380 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

8.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

15.2k people

As of 2017, N/A% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 8.28%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    3,555 ± 1,450 people

  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    2,004 ± 1,093 people

  3. Mexico

    1,783 ± 1,032 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was India, the natal country of 3,555 West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina with 2,004 and Mexico with 1,783.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    162k ± 1.33k

  2. Asian Alone

    8.89k ± 726

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.98k ± 1.1k

In 2017, there were 18.2 times more White Alone residents (162k people) in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.89k Asian Alone and 7.98k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    4,850 speakers (2.78%)

  2. Serbo-Croatian

    2,993 speakers (1.72%)

  3. Telugu

    1,380 speakers (0.792%)

10.7% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was Spanish. 2.78% of the overall population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are native Spanish speakers. 1.72% speak Serbo-Croatian and 0.792% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,728 ± 330

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,770 ± 319

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,003 ± 198

West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA awarded 530 degrees. The student population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is skewed towards women, with 224 male students and 947 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are White (388 and 73.2%), followed by Unknown (52 and 9.81%), Black or African American (28 and 5.28%), and Hispanic or Latino (28 and 5.28%).

The largest universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus (277 and 52.3%), Aveda Institute-Des Moines (124 and 23.4%), and Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (85 and 16%).

The most popular majors in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are General Cosmetology (149 and 28.1%), Registered Nursing (86 and 16.2%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (71 and 13.4%).

The median tuition costs in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 17 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was General Business with 17 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 277 degrees awarded

  2. 124 degrees awarded

  3. 85 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus with 277 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

83

Degrees Awarded to Men

447

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 83 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, which is 0.186 times less than the 447 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    388 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    52 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    28 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA were to White students. These 388 degrees mean that there were 7.46 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was $216,200 in 2017, which is 0.994 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $206,200 to $216,200, a 4.85% increase. The homeownership rate in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$82,736

Median Household Income

± $2,030

75.6k

Number of Households

± 1,960

In 2017, the median household income of the 75.6k households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew to $82,736 from the previous year's value of $79,406.

The following chart displays the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$216,200

2017 Median

± $2,607

$206,200

2016 Median

± $2,798

In 2017, the median property value in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew to to $216,200 from the previous year's value of $206,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.54%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was Drove Alone (86.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.54%) and those who Worked At Home (4.6%).

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