West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA

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2019 Population
197,402
2.16% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
37
0.271% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
5.14%
5.05% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$85,648
1% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$236,100
5.17% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
104,363
1.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA had a population of 197k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $85,648. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew from 193,225 to 197,402, a 2.16% increase and its median household income grew from $84,796 to $85,648, a 1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.15%), White (Hispanic) (3.67%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.21%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%). 12% of the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 95.6% of the residents in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (108 degrees awarded in 2019), Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (72 degrees), and La James International College-Johnston (34 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was $236,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%. Most people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is home to a population of 197k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 13.5% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (26.7k people).

In 2019, there were 16.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (167k people) in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.24k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Spanish (5,693 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (3,262 speakers), and Arabic (1,858 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    167k ± 1.58k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 871
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.24k ± 993
4.81%
Hispanic Population
9.5k people

In 2019, there were 16.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (167k people) in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.24k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.81% of the people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are hispanic (9.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races 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
    5,693 speakers (3.12%)
  2. Serbo-Croatian
    3,262 speakers (1.79%)
  3. Arabic
    1,858 speakers (1.02%)

12% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was Spanish. 3.12% of the overall population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are native Spanish speakers. 1.79% speak Serbo-Croatian and 1.02% speak Arabic, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.5%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
26.7k people
8.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
16.8k people

As of 2019, 13.5% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents (26.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 8.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    3,852 ± 1,509 people
  2. Mexico
    2,383 ± 1,191 people
  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    2,046 ± 1,105 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was India, the natal country of 3,852 West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents, followed by Mexico with 2,383 and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 2,046.

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Citizenship

95.6%
2019 Citizenship
95.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 95.6% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,061 ± 399
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,762 ± 297
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,185 ± 290

West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is $85,648. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $88,089, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Warren, Jasper, Marion, Dallas (West) & Madison Counties PUMA, IA, with respective values of $86,063 and $68,849.

Males in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,843. The income inequality in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA employs 104k people. The largest industries in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Insurance carriers (6,945 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,938 people), and Banking & related activities (5,797 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($211,081), Management of companies & enterprises ($186,994), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($156,487).

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,648
2019 value
± $1,912
1%
1 Year Growth
± 3.13%

Households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have a median annual income of $85,648, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $84,796 in 2018, which represents a 1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$87,494
Average Male Salary in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA
± $8,844
$62,843
Average Female Salary in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA
± $6,285

In 2019, full-time male employees in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA
  1. White
    $69,853 ± $5,760
  2. Asian
    $61,053 ± $15,801
  3. Two or More Races
    $50,993 ± $24,567

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA.

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Wage Distribution

0.451
2019 Wage GINI in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA
0.453
2018 Wage GINI in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA

In 2019, the income inequality in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 2019, 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 $88,089, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Warren, Jasper, Marion, Dallas (West) & Madison Counties PUMA, IA, with respective values of $86,063 and $68,849.

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 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA (10.1k out of 196k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

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
    8,040 ± 795
  2. Hispanic
    1,188 ± 312
  3. Black
    861 ± 260

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 Black.

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

104k
2019 Value
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 1.57%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 103k employees to 104k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, are Other managers (3,354 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,988 people), and Accountants & auditors (2,704 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 Other managers (3,354 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,988 people), and Accountants & auditors (2,704 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 (10.7 times higher than expected), Interior designers (5.95 times), and Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists (5.71 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 ($280,090), Dentists ($263,569), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($175,137).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

104k
2019 Value
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 1.57%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 103k employees to 104k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, are Insurance carriers (6,945 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,938 people), and Banking & related activities (5,797 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 (6,945 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,938 people), and Banking & related activities (5,797 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 (11.1 times higher than expected), Agricultural chemical manufacturing (7.03 times), and Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities (5.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, by average salary, are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($211,081), Management of companies & enterprises ($186,994), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($156,487).

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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. $30.3B
  2. $20.5B
  3. $19B

In 2018, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $30.3B, followed by Other ag prods. ($20.5B) and Machinery ($19B).

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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$262B
2018 Value in Iowa
$426B
Projected 2045 Value in Iowa
62.3% growth

In 2018, total outbound Iowa trade was $262B. This is expected to increase 62.3% to $426B 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. $24.6B
  2. $15.1B
  3. $11.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $24.6B, followed by Minnesota with $15.1B and Nebraska and $11.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (41.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.78%). The most partisan county was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Iowa
51.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Iowa
  1. 81.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 81.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Iowa was Lyon County, IA with 81.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Iowa colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA awarded 214 degrees. The student population of Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is skewed towards women, with 11 male students and 276 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are White (148 and 69.2%), followed by Unknown (20 and 9.35%), Black or African American (15 and 7.01%), and Hispanic or Latino (13 and 6.07%).

The largest universities in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (108 and 50.5%), Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (72 and 33.6%), and La James International College-Johnston (34 and 15.9%).

The most popular majors in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are General Cosmetology (101 and 47.2%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (91 and 42.5%), and Massage Therapy (18 and 8.41%).

The median tuition costs in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--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. 91 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist with 91 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 108 degrees awarded
  2. 72 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Aveda Institute-Des Moines with 108 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8
Degrees Awarded to Men
206
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 8 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, which is 0.0388 times less than the 206 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    148 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was White students. These 148 degrees mean that there were 7.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was $236,100 in 2019, which is 0.982 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $224,500 to $236,100, a 5.17% increase. The homeownership rate in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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.

Housing

Property Value

$236,100
2019 Median
± $2,774
$224,500
2018 Median
± $3,130

In 2019, the median property value in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew to to $236,100 from the previous year's value of $224,500.

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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Household Income

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$85,648
Median Household Income
± $1,912
79.8k
Number of Households
± 2,138

In 2019, the median household income of the 79.8k households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew to $85,648 from the previous year's value of $84,796.

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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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

70.8%
2019 Homeownership
71.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 70.8% 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 71.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. 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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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% 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 Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (85.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.11%)

In 2019, 85.9% of workers in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7%) and those who worked at home (5.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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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Health

96.8% of the population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 66.3% on employee plans, 7.96% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.929% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Iowa was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1357 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1452 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 607 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.3%). Additionally, Wayne County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,357 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,357 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iowa in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Iowa
$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

3.16%
Uninsured
66.3%
Employer Coverage
7.96%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
0.929%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew by 4.36% from 3.03% to 3.16%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 20.3% prevalence
  2. 19.5% prevalence
  3. 16.1% prevalence

Wayne County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 20.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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