West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA

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2020 Population
202,167
2.41% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.1
0.27% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.6%
8.82% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$87,025
1.61% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$243,600
3.18% 1-year growth

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In 2020, West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA had a population of 202k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $87,025. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew from 197,402 to 202,167, a 2.41% increase and its median household income grew from $85,648 to $87,025, a 1.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.47%), White (Hispanic) (3.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.35%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%).

11.9% of the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (101 degrees awarded in 2020), Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (53 degrees), and La James International College-Johnston (21 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was $243,600, and the homeownership rate was 69.8%.

Most people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is home to a population of 202k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.92% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents were born outside of the country (18k people).

In 2020, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (169k people) in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.28k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Spanish (5,916 households), Serbo-Croatian (2,748 households), and Telugu (1,555 households).

Citizenship

95.8%
2020 Citizenship
95.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.8% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    169k ± 1.94k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    11.1k ± 992
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.28k ± 1.22k
5.1%
Hispanic Population
10.3k people

In 2020, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (169k people) in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 7.28k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.1% of the people in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are hispanic (10.3k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

8.92%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
18k people
9.07%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
17.9k people

As of 2020, 8.92% of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA residents (18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 9.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,916 households (3.15%)
  2. Serbo-Croatian
    2,748 households (1.46%)
  3. Telugu
    1,555 households (0.829%)

11.9% of the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was Spanish. 3.15% of the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,104 ± 389
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,688 ± 296
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,073 ± 231

West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA employs 107k people. The largest industries in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are Elementary & secondary schools (6,635 people), Insurance carriers (6,556 people), and Banking & related activities (6,255 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($214,061), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($154,989), and Electronic shopping and mail-order houses ($153,452).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
50,383
Women
47.3%
56,234
Men
52.7%

The workforce of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA in 2020 was 106,617 people, with 47.3% woman, and 52.7% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA.

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Occupations

107k
2020 Value
2.16%
1 Year growth
± 2.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 104k employees to 107k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, are Other managers (2,992 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (2,819 people), and Software developers (2,482 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

107k
2020 Value
2.16%
1 Year growth
± 2.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 104k employees to 107k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,635 people), Insurance carriers (6,556 people), and Banking & related activities (6,255 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA, though some of these residents may live in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$62,066
Median earning men ± $1,600
$44,113
Median earning women ± $2,068

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($110,307), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,524), and Public Administration ($79,867).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,990), Public Administration ($60,347), and Manufacturing ($59,744).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.9B
  2. $19.9B
  3. $18.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Machinery with $20.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($19.9B) and Meat/seafood ($18.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$262B
2020 Value in Iowa
$518B
Projected 2050 Value in Iowa
97.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $262B. This is expected to increase 97.9% to $518B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $23.7B
  2. $16.5B
  3. $11.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $23.7B, followed by Minnesota with $16.5B and Texas and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA awarded 175 degrees. The student population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 306 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are White (130 and 74.3%), followed by Black or African American (14 and 8%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 8%), and Two or More Races (5 and 2.86%).

The largest universities in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA by number of degrees awarded are Aveda Institute-Des Moines (101 and 57.7%), Iowa School of Beauty-Des Moines (53 and 30.3%), and La James International College-Johnston (21 and 12%).

The most popular majors in Polk (Southwest) & Dallas (East) Counties--West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA are General Cosmetology (90 and 51.4%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (72 and 41.1%), and Massage Therapy (13 and 7.43%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.265% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.497% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA in 2020 were Bachelors Degree (50.2k), Some college (27k), and High School or Equivalent (26.1k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was $243,600 in 2020, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $236,100 to $243,600, a 3.18% increase. The homeownership rate in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is 69.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is $87,025. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $87,025, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $84,719 and $67,294.

Property

$243,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,292
$57,168
Median Property Taxes
±$1,746

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.8%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.8% of the housing units in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA with a value of $87,025, followed by Ankeny & Altoona Cities PUMA, IA and Cedar Rapids City PUMA, IA, with respective values of $84,719 and $67,294.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$87,025
Median Household Income
± $2,558
77.8k
Number of Households
± 2,084

In 2020, the median household income of the 77.8k households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew to $87,025 from the previous year's value of $85,648.

The following chart displays the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.447
2020 Wage GINI in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA

In 2020, the income inequality in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.745% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.15%)
  3. Carpooled (6.95%)

In 2020, 81.7% of workers in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.15%) and those who carpooled to work (6.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.945% of the workforce in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA (11.3k out of 201k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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96.5% of the population of West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA has health coverage, with 65.5% on employee plans, 8.48% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.895% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Iowa was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1357 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1372 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1452 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 607 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Iowa, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,357 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,357 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% decrease from the previous year (1,372 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iowa in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Iowa across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.53%
Uninsured
65.5%
Employer Coverage
8.48%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
0.895%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA grew by 11.8% from 3.16% to 3.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Des Moines & Urbandale Cities PUMA, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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