west des moines Demographics
Educational Attainment
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Less than High School 719 2.0 % 6.6 %
High School Graduate 6,187 16.8 % 32.6 %
Some College 7,682 20.9 % 24.6 %
Bachelor’s Degree 15,222 41.3 % 22.5 %
Graduate or Professional Degree 7,011 19.0 % 13.7 %
High School Graduate or Higher 35,348 96.0 % 87.1 %
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 19,589 53.2 % 53.2 %
Age Statistics
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Total Population 61,266 - -
19 years old and under 15,161 24.7 % 25.6 %
20 to 44 years old 24,770 40.4 % 12.7 %
45 to 64 years old 14,469 23.6 % 12.7 %
65 years old and older 6,866 11.2 % 1.9 %
Language Spoken at Home
Number No. Area % Area National % National
English Only 49,029 93.8 % 84.6 %
Spanish 2,358 4.5 % 14.3 %
Other Languages 884 0 % 0 %
Marital Status
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Never Married 7,025 29.8 % 33.5 %
Married 13,273 56.4 % 50.5 %
Separated 185 0.8 % 2.6 %
Divorced 3,067 13.0 % 13.5 %
Census Housing Report
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Total Housing Units 27,445 - -
Occupied Housing Units 25,884 94.3 % 87.7 %
Vacant Housing Units 1,561 5.7 % 12.3 %
1-Unit, Detached 13,168 48.0 % 61.4 %
1-Unit, Attached 3,277 11.9 % 5.8 %
2-Units 199 0.7 % 3.7 %
3 to 4 Units 709 2.6 % 4.5 %
5 to 9 Units 2,053 7.5 % 4.8 %
10 to 19 Units 3,326 12.1 % 4.6 %
20 or More Units 4,451 16.2 % 8.8 %
Mobile Homes 262 1.0 % 6.3 %
Built 1990 to 1999 6,578 24.0 % 14.0 %
Built 1980 to 1989 4,625 16.9 % 13.6 %
Built 1970 to 1979 3,943 14.4 % 15.5 %
Built 1960 to 1969 1,803 6.6 % 10.8 %
Built 1940 to 1959 2,435 8.9 % 15.6 %
Built 1939 or Earlier 1,219 4.4 % 13.0 %
Electric 8,596 31.3 % 33.5 %
Oil / Kerosene 14 0.1 % 4.4 %
Natural Gas 16,564 60.4 % 42.3 %
Tank or LP Gas 437 1.6 % 4.1 %
Other Fuel 105 0.4 % 0.4 %
None 168 0.6 % 1.0 %
Racial Breakdown
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Caucasian 52,299 87.4 % 75.5 %
African-American 2,426 4.1 % 13.1 %
Native American 98 0.2 % 0.8 %
Asian 4,301 7.2 % 5.6 %
Some Other Race 654 1.1 % 4.9 %
Economic Statistics
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Median Household Income 71,200 55,775
Median Family Income 90,035 68,260
Median Per Capita Income 40,676 29,979
Weather
  • Chance of Sunshine 62.07 %
  • Temperature 79.98 ℉
  • Rainfall 7.22 inches
  • Energy Demand
    [HDD] 0.66
    [CDD] 6.36
Earthquakes
Magnitude Probability
5.0 0.01 %
6.0 0.00 %
7.0 0.00 %
8.0 0.00 %
9.0 0.00 %
Very Low Risk Area
Public Information
Unemployment Information
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