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Van Meter is a city in Dallas County, in the Des Moines metro area.

The community was named for Jacob Rhodes Van Meter, settler

The latitude of Van Meter is 41.531N. The longitude is -93.953W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 907.


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Median household income
Local
$50,625
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Van Meter demographic reports
Van Meter is on the Raccoon River
Former and merged names include:
· Tracey
Well-known residents have included:
· Bob Feller, baseball player
Nearby parks & recreation: Badger Creek State Park
Historic sites and museums: Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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33% of Van Meter residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Van Meter ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Van Meter was $20,272, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Van Meter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Van Meter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $884.


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Libraries in Van Meter include Van Meter Public Library ... View libraries

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Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Van Meter political report.

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The average commute time for Van Meter workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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