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West Des Moines city, Iowa

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West Des Moines city, Iowa
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 68,723
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 56,609
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 2,991
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 10.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 58.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $266,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,745
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $722
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,153
Building permits, 2022 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 31,307
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.18
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 80.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 13.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 97.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 92.2%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 96.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 53.8%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 5.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 74.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 68.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 331,922
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 809,606
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 37,234
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,732,356
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $26,426
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 17.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $82,345
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $53,803
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2021 X
Total employment, 2021 X
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,036
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,051
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 341
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 86
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,550
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 69
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,551
Population per square mile, 2020 1,455.3
Population per square mile, 2010 1,467.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 47.22
Land area in square miles, 2010 38.59
FIPS Code 1983910
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. ] Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

The vintage year (e.g., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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