About West Des Moines

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West Des Moines Demographic Information

  • Age Ranges  
    0-9: 14.83%
    10-17: 10.03%
    18-29: 19.54%
    30-39: 18.00%
    40-49: 14.37%
    50-64: 13.60%
    65 & Over: 9.63%
  • Population  
    Land Area: 26.78 sq mi
    Total Population: 56,905
    Population Density Ranking (National): 52nd percentile
    Population Density Ranking (State): 81st percentile
    Population Growth Rate: 0
    Population Growth Rate Ranking (National): 77th percentile
    Population Growth Rate Ranking (State): 98th percentile
  • Income  
    Median Income: $57,938
    Average Income Households W/ Children: $98,023
    Median Income Ranking (National): 79th percentile
    Median Income Ranking (State): 93rd percentile
    Average Income Households W/ Children Ranking (National): 89th percentile
    Average Income Households W/ Children Ranking (State): 97th percentile
  • Households  
    Married: 51st percentile
    Single: 49th percentile
    Married With Children: 25th percentile
    Married With No Children: 26th percentile
    Single With Children: 6th percentile
    Single With No Children: 43rd percentile
  • Schools  
    School District Name: WEST DES MOINES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.91 : 1

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