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People

Total Population 1,549
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 840
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.7%
Median Earnings25+ $43,155
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,205

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,750
% Above Poverty Level 97.2%
% Below Poverty Level 2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.9%
Median Gross Rent $675
Median House Value $147,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 22%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Van Meter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dallas
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50261
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.531
Longitude -93.953

Van Meter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WINTERSET 2 NNW
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Station GREENFIELD
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
Station BOONE
Distance 36 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adel 4,055 $76,094
Clive 16,634 $113,935
Cumming 435 $116,786
De Soto 1,159 $68,269
Earlham 1,752 $80,667

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Van Meter Public Libraries

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Van Meter Public Library
"505 GRANT, BOX 94"
Van Meter, Iowa
(515) 996-2435

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Van Meter High Schools

VAN METER JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL
520 1ST AVE
515-996-2221
Serves 224 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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