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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 64,113, 25,884 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $232,913, West Des Moines real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although West Des Moines home values aren't among America's most expensive.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in West Des Moines, accounting for 47.98% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in West Des Moines include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 35.82%), row houses and other attached homes ( 11.94%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.31%).
People in West Des Moines primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. West Des Moines has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.
There is a lot of housing in West Des Moines built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in West Des Moines built between 2000 and later ( 24.93%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 15.44%). There's also some housing in West Des Moines built before 1939 ( 4.44%).
Appreciation rates for homes in West Des Moines have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 13.35%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average West Des Moines house appreciation rate of 1.26%.
NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, West Des Moines's appreciation rate, at 4.90%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, West Des Moines's appreciation rate has been 1.37%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.58%.
Relative to Iowa, our data show that West Des Moines's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Iowa.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within West Des Moines differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in West Des Moines - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best West Des Moines real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$857,001 - $1,142,000||1.9|
|$571,001 - $857,000||2.2|
|$457,001 - $571,000||3.3|
|$342,001 - $457,000||7.6|
|$228,001 - $342,000||28.5|
|$114,001 - $228,000||45.1|
|$57,001 - $114,000||8.4|
|$0 - $57,000||2.3|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF West Des Moines HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||24.9|
|1970 - 1999||55.2|
|1940 - 1969||15.4|
|1939 or Older||4.4|
|TYPE OF West Des Moines HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||3.3|
|SIZE OF West Des Moines HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||5.00|