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People

Total Population 1,463
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 9.1%
Employed Population 16+ 794
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.4%
Median Earnings25+ $44,340
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,182

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,281
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 14.4%
Median Gross Rent $648
Median House Value $144,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 23.2%

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

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  • 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 3,940 $69,342
Clive 16,246 $115,989
Cumming 383 $108,750
De Soto 1,142 $69,479
Earlham 1,778 $81,447

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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520 1ST AVE
515-996-2221
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Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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