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West Des Moines, IA&

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Population
61,624
0.58% growth
Median Age
34.6
Median Household Income
$70,906
0.41% decline
Poverty Rate
6.8%
Number of Employees
36,386
2.58% growth
Median Property Value
$195,500
3.66% growth

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Economy

The economy of West Des Moines, IA employs 36,386 people. The economy of West Des Moines, IA is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 4.58; 1.42; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in West Des Moines, IA are Finance & Insurance (7,936), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,823), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (3,690), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,954), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($65,386), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($51,629).

Median household income in West Des Moines, IA is $70,906. Males in West Des Moines, IA have an average income that is 1.48 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,249. The income inequality of West Des Moines, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for West Des Moines, IA. In Polk County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 97 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,712. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of West Des Moines, IA is from the county of Polk County, IA.

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Diversity

West Des Moines, IA is home to a population of 61,624 people, from which 93.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of West Des Moines, IA is composed of 50,782 White residents (82.4%), 4,061 Asian residents (6.59%), 3,395 Hispanic residents (5.51%), 2,237 Black residents (3.63%), and 973 Two+ residents (1.58%). The most common foreign languages in West Des Moines, IA are Spanish (2,358 speakers), Other Asian (834 speakers), and Other Indic (676 speakers), but compared to other places, West Des Moines, IA has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (372 speakers), Laotian (176 speakers), and Hindi (626 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in West Des Moines, IA awarded 140 degrees. The student population of West Des Moines, IA is skewed towards females, with 3 male students and 137 female students. Most students in West Des Moines, IA are White (128 and 91.4%), followed by Asian (5 and 3.57%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 2.14%), and Two or more races (2 and 1.43%). The largest universities in West Des Moines, IA by number of graduates are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (140 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in West Des Moines, IA are General Cosmetology (100 and 71.4%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in West Des Moines, 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.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Des Moines, IA is $195,500, which is 0.95 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $188,600 to $195,500, a 3.66% increase. The homeownership rate of West Des Moines, IA is 59.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in West Des Moines, IA have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in West Des Moines, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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