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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Van Meter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50038 ZIP code.
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.
23% of Van Meter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Van Meter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $884.
Libraries in Van Meter include Van Meter Public Library ... View libraries
Dallas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Van Meter political report.
The average commute time for Van Meter workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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