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West Des Moines is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area. (The community straddles Polk and Dallas counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The latitude of West Des Moines is 41.577N. The longitude is -93.711W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 827 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 51,699.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West Des Moines demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk 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 50266 ZIP code.
29% of West Des Moines residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Des Moines ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Des Moines was $31,405, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of West Des Moines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Des Moines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $601. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,236.
Libraries in West Des Moines include West Des Moines Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Des Moines political report.
West Des Moines restaurants taking online reservations include Joseph's Steakhouse of West Des Moines ... View restaurants
The average commute time for West Des Moines workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Des Moines between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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