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West Des Moines Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
61,624
Unemployment Rate
2.1%
Poverty Rate
6.7%
Non-Citizens
6.6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Normal
    41%
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Very friendly, always wave, would do anything 4u
    18%
  • Family oriented
    6%

West Des Moines Demographics

Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
Racial Diversity
  • White
    82%
  • Asian
    7%
  • Hispanic
    6%
  • African American
    4%
  • Two or more races
    2%
  • American Indian or Alaska native
    0%
  • Other race
    0%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    0%
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%

Income

Median Household Income
$70,906
National
$55,322
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    12%
  • $25-$44k
    17%
  • $45-$74k
    24%
  • $75-$149k
    32%
  • $150k+
    15%
Median Individual Income
$40,967
National
$27,419
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    18%
  • $15-$34k
    24%
  • $35-$64k
    31%
  • $65k+
    26%

Community

Poll
79%
of residents say there is a good sense of community.14 responses
Poll
53%
of people say LGBT residents are very accepted.17 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 9 responses
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  • There is a wide age range or house owners
    67%
  • Everyone looks the same, but new people accepted
    11%
  • Get to know your neighbors
    11%
  • The houses are pretty small
    11%
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