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West Des Moines Jobs Overview

9,458
Job Openings
3.2%
Unemployment Rate
$47,170
Median Base Salary
64k
Population

West Des Moines has the 431st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 13.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. West Des Moines is part of the Des Moines metro area. Unemployment in the Des Moines area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Des Moines has the 61st largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in West Des Moines is below average at $47,170, and the median cost of a home in West Des Moines is $186,300, which is above the national average. 52% of workers in West Des Moines hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 95% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West Des Moines. 82% of West Des Moines workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 6% walk. People in West Des Moines spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.