West Des Moines, IA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 20,774 housing units in West Des Moines. This represents a 52% growth from 13,668 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 20,400 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 374 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in West Des Moines is about 62.2%. West Des Moines's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4.8%. Average household size is 2.33 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in West Des Moines were built after 1983.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.40%
One Bedroom10.90%
Two Bedrooms38%
Three Bedrooms29.40%
Four Bedrooms17.40%
Five Bedrooms or more2.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.61
Median year structure was built1983
Median Value of occupied units$140,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$115,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.85
Median year structure was built1984
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$642

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage9.30%
Home Equity Loan10.30%
Simple Mortgage62%
Debt Free18%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.7%