West Des Moines employment information

IndexWest Des MoinesIowaNational
Income per capita$39,353$27,621$28,555
Median household income$70,882$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$92,098$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$43,311$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$46,260$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$35,761$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate3.3%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level7.7%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in West Des Moines is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Des Moines is 33% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Des Moines is 43% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Des Moines is 51% lower than the national average.

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West Des Moines median earnings by income bracket

West Des Moines employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.7%0.8%
Manufacturing sector10.5%0.6%
Financial & insurance services24.9%20.5%
Wholesale & retail services12.4%12.1%
Public administration3.0%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.4%1.9%
Education, health & social services10.2%31.6%

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Polk City, IA3,770$90,25769%
Van Meter, IA1,463$83,26156%
West Des Moines, IA59,815$70,88233%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cupertino, CA59,787$134,872152%
St. Clair Shores, MI59,865$53,2520%
Mansfield, TX59,757$89,77468%
Springfield, OR59,882$39,35526%
Grand Junction, CO59,731$44,88716%
West Des Moines, IA59,815$70,88233%
Source: The West Des Moines, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.