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Living In West Des Moines, IA

The small city of West Des Moines, Iowa is home to approximately 63,000 residents. Young professionals can expect to fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 37, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Iowa. The majority of residents own their homes in West Des Moines, and 38% of residents rent. The average rent for West Des Moines is $216/month more than the state average.

West Des Moines has a high number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 25% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many West Des Moines residents work in one of four industries: finance, healthcare, retail, and scientific. Combined, these industries account for 33% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in management, as 12% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. West Des Moines workers earn an average annual income of just over $91K, more than those elsewhere in the state. West Des Moines's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

West Des Moines residents have an average commute of about 19 minutes, faster than the Iowa average of about 20 minutes. Many residents (54%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Not many workers commute on foot.

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