West Des Moines, Iowa Population 2018

West Des Moines, Iowa's estimated population is 65,608 according to the most recent United States census estimates. West Des Moines, Iowa is the 8th largest city in Iowa based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1407.84 people/mi² (543.57 people/km²), with a household density of 234.45 people/km² (607.23 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 34.6 years, 34.3 years for males, and 34.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 28,298 households in the city, with an average size of 2.29 people per household. The vacancy rate was 5.3%, with a median rent of $934/month. The median house has 5.4 rooms, and has a value of $195,500.

The median income for households in West Des Moines, Iowa is $70,906, while the mean household income is $96,699. The per capita income is $42,632, and 4.7% of families and 6.8% of individuals are below the federal poverty line. 8.5% of those under 18 are in poverty, and 5.5% of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201765,6081,0211.58%
201664,5871,1001.73%
201563,4871,6892.73%
201461,7982,0943.51%
201359,7041,5782.71%
201258,1265670.99%
201157,5597011.23%
201056,85810,45522.53%
200046,40314,70146.37%
199031,7029,80844.80%
198021,8945,45333.17%
197016,4414,49237.59%
196011,9496,334112.80%
19505,6151,36332.06%
19404,2520.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White53,262
Asian4,061
Black or African American2,301
Two or More Races1,183
Some Other Race693
American Indian and Alaska Native73
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander51

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

West Des Moines Ia Population Pyramid 2018

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West Des Moines Ia Median Age

34.6


Total

34.3


Male

34.7


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 50,977 adults in West Des Moines Ia.

West Des Moines Ia Age Dependency

52

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

West Des Moines Ia Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.4
Houses Without Mortgage
4,425
Houses With Mortgage
11,524
Vacancy Rate
5.3
Median Rent
934
Median Home Value
195,500
Renter-Occupied Units
10,841
Owner-Occupied Units
15,949
Total Housing Units
28,298

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in West Des Moines Ia for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 2% and the labor force participation rate is 75.7%.

West Des Moines Ia Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.29
Average Family Size
2.98
Total Households
26790
Married Couple Households
12731
Male Householder (no wife) Families
475
Female Householder (no husband) Families
2157
Non Family Households
11427
Total Families
15363
Households With Own Children
7638
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
6.9
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.3

West Des Moines Ia Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
705
$10,000 to $14,999
724
$15,000 to $24,999
1,742
$25,000 to $34,999
2,359
$35,000 to $49,999
3,205
$50,000 to $74,999
5,479
$75,000 to $99,999
3,708
$100,000 to $149,999
4,777
$150,000 to $199,999
1,875
Over $200,000
2,216

West Des Moines Ia Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

West Des Moines Ia

Iowa

$70,906

$54,570

$96,699

$70,708

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West Des Moines Ia Education Data

West Des Moines Ia Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
7051.66%
9th to 12th Grade
8882.09%
High School Graduate
5,85913.82%
Some College
7,78718.37%
Associates Degree
3,8929.18%
Bachelors Degree
15,44836.44%
Graduate Degree
7,81818.44%