Demographics

People

Total Population1,192
Male Share of the Population53.4%
Female Share of the Population46.6%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+712
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married61.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.9%
Median Earnings25+$48,913
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$39,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,556

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,889
% Above Poverty Level98.3%
% Below Poverty Level1.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone18.2%
Median Gross Rent$775
Median House Value$159,400

Ancestry

German36.7%
Irish13.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.8%
Italian5.2%
English4.9%
Dutch2.7%
Swedish2.1%
Norwegian2%
Scottish1.8%
Danishn1.6%
French Except Basque1.6%
Polish1.1%
Czech1.1%
Portuguese0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Russian0.3%
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Van Meter Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyDallas 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
Adel4,316$93,654
Clive17,195$119,525
Cumming384$127,083
De Soto980$78,393
Earlham1,489$91,538
Waukee19,344$118,547

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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