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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataIowa

Housing Statistics

West Des Moines, Iowa

Number

Percent

Total housing units20,774100.0
UNITS IN STRUCTURE
1-unit, detached10,41950.2
1-unit, attached2,14410.3
2 units1500.7
3 or 4 units3751.8
5 to 9 units1,3186.3
10 to 19 units2,11710.2
20 or more units3,95619.0
Mobile home2951.4
Boat, RV, van, etc.00.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1999 to March 20009924.8
1995 to 19983,29415.9
1990 to 19943,22715.5
1980 to 19894,59422.1
1970 to 19793,76818.1
1960 to 19691,6698.0
1940 to 19592,22710.7
1939 or earlier1,0034.8
ROOMS
1 room2541.2
2 rooms7703.7
3 rooms2,0459.8
4 rooms4,39721.2
5 rooms3,39416.3
6 rooms2,91014.0
7 rooms1,9419.3
8 rooms2,10810.1
9 or more rooms2,95514.2
Median (rooms)5.4(X)
Occupied Housing Units19,777100.0
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
1999 to March 20005,67528.7
1995 to 19986,98235.3
1990 to 19943,35116.9
1980 to 19892,19511.1
1970 to 19799254.7
1969 or earlier6493.3
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
None7303.7
17,20036.4
29,06845.9
3 or more2,77914.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
Utility gas14,69774.3
Bottled, tank, or LP gas2301.2
Electricity4,59623.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.80.0
Coal or coke00.0
Wood100.1
Solar energy00.0
Other fuel1250.6
No fuel used1110.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Lacking complete plumbing facilities420.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities1000.5
No telephone service740.4
OCCUPANTS PER ROOM
Occupied housing units19,777100.0
1.00 or less19,44298.3
1.01 to 1.502341.2
1.51 or more1010.5
Specified owner-occupied units11,039100.0
VALUE
Less than $50,0001601.4
$50,000 to $99,9991,93017.5
$100,000 to $149,9994,32239.2
$150,000 to $199,9992,48522.5
$200,000 to $299,9991,44013.0
$300,000 to $499,9995274.8
$500,000 to $999,9991571.4
$1,000,000 or more180.2
Median (dollars)140,600(X)
MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
With a mortgage9,05482.0
Less than $300
00.0
$300 to $499
1251.1
$500 to $699
4013.6
$700 to $999
2,15019.5
$1,000 to $1,499
3,66633.2
$1,500 to $1,999
1,49113.5
$2,000 or more
1,22111.1
Median (dollars)
1,236(X)
Not mortgaged1,98518.0
Median (dollars)
401(X)
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE
OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
Less than 15 percent3,72633.8
15 to 19 percent2,41221.8
20 to 24 percent1,84316.7
25 to 29 percent1,19510.8
30 to 34 percent5765.2
35 percent or more1,24511.3
Not computed420.4
Specified renter-occupied units7,458100.0
GROSS RENT
Less than $2001131.5
$200 to $299640.9
$300 to $4993825.1
$500 to $7494,43259.4
$750 to $9991,87925.2
$1,000 to $1,4993765.0
$1,500 or more801.1
No cash rent1321.8
Median (dollars)674(X)
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
Less than 15 percent1,43819.3
15 to 19 percent1,44319.3
20 to 24 percent1,37218.4
25 to 29 percent85411.5
30 to 34 percent5737.7
35 percent or more1,52120.4
Not computed2573.4
(X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices H1, H7, H20, H23, H24, H30, H34, H38, H40, H43, H44, H48, H51, H62, H63, H69, H74, H76, H90, H91, and H94

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