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Demographics

People

Total Population1,256
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens8.9%
Employed Population 16+704
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,868

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,078
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone15.8%
Median Gross Rent$908
Median House Value$148,200

Ancestry

German39.3%
Irish20.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.8%
English6.8%
Swedish5.3%
Norwegian4.1%
Dutch2.3%
Danishn1.6%
Italian1.4%
Czech1.4%
Scottish1%
Polish1%
French Except Basque0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Slovak0.2%
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Van Meter Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dallas County
Standard Zip Codes50261
Phone Area Codes515
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.53
Approximate Longitude-93.95

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)

StationWINTERSET 2 NNW
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.3 inches
StationGREENFIELD
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip34.9 inches
StationBOONE
Distance36 miles
Jan Temp7 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adel4,030$78,864
Clive17,022$113,718
Cumming415$126,458
De Soto1,065$66,000
Earlham1,523$78,846
Waukee16,955$101,162

Van Meter Public Libraries

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

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Van Meter Public Schools

Van Meter Elementary School
520 1st Ave
ZIP: 50261
(515) 996-2221
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Van Meter Jr-sr High School
520 1st Ave
ZIP: 50261
(515) 996-2221
Other
Total Enrollment 386
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