West Des Moines Information

West Des Moines Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of West Des Moines, IA

General West Des Moines Information

State: Iowa

County: Polk County

Close cities: Clive, IA, West Des Moines, IA, Cumming, IA, Waukee, IA, Windsor Heights, IA, Urbandale, IA, Grimes, IA

West Des Moines Population (census data)
Total 54,726 (+16.2% since 2000)
Male 26,227 (47.9%)
Female 28,499 (52.1%)

Population Density: 2,043 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 85.6 (US Avg is 100)

West Des Moines Elevation: 820 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1893

Land Area: 26.8 square miles

Median Household Income: $63,591

Zip Codes: 50265, 50266, 50061, and 50398.

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West Des Moines Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (91.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Black (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (33.1%)
  • Irish (15.4%)
  • English (11.6%)
  • Norwegian (5.7%)
  • United States (5.5%)
  • Dutch (4.9%)
Foriegn Born: 2,484 people (4.5%)
  • Asia (48.9%)
  • Europe (29.8%)
  • Latin America (21.3%)

West Des Moines School Information

High Schools
Stilwell Junior High School (1601 Vine Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Valley High School (1140 35th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50266 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Elementary Schools
Brookview Elementary (8000 E.P. True Parkway, West Des Moines, IA, 50266 - Waukee Community School District District)
Fair Meadows Elementary School (807 23rd Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Hillside Elementary (713 8th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Jordan Creek Elementary School (4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Maple Grove Elementary (1455 98th St, West Des Moines, IA, 50266 - Waukee Comm School District District)
Phenix Elementary School (415 7th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Western Hills Elementary School (600 39th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Westridge Elementary (5500 E P True Parkway, West Des Moines, IA, 50266 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Other/Private Schools
Crossroads Park Grade School (1050 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50266 - West Des Moines Community School District District)
Valley Southwoods (625 S 35th St, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 - West Des Moines Comm School District District)
Walnut Creek Campus (815 8th Street, West Des Moines, IA, 50265 - West Des Moines Community School District District)

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