Van Meter - De Soto, IA

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Van Meter - De Soto Profile


Overview

Van Meter - De Soto is a somewhat small town located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,095 people and just one neighborhood, Van Meter - De Soto is the 92nd largest community in Iowa. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Van Meter - De Soto, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Van Meter - De Soto, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Van Meter - De Soto’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Van Meter - De Soto does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $118,309.00.

Van Meter - De Soto real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Van Meter - De Soto house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Van Meter - De Soto is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Van Meter - De Soto is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Van Meter - De Soto who work in management occupations (12.98%), business and financial occupations (11.82%), and office and administrative support (11.50%).

Also of interest is that Van Meter - De Soto has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.82% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Van Meter - De Soto is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Van Meter - De Soto’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Van Meter - De Soto Demographics

The education level of Van Meter - De Soto ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Van Meter - De Soto, 41.56% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Van Meter - De Soto in 2018 was $62,838, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $251,352 for a family of four.

The people who call Van Meter - De Soto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Van Meter - De Soto residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Van Meter - De Soto include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Van Meter - De Soto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Desoto Intermediate School
317 Spruce St
De Soto, IA 50069
03-05
Van Meter Elementary School
520 1st Ave
Van Meter, IA 50261
PK-05
Van Meter High School
520 1st Ave
Van Meter, IA 50261
09-12
Van Meter Middle School
520 1st Ave
Van Meter, IA 50261
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 4 districts:

WAUKEE COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 14.6% 40.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 12.6% 34.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 2.0% 6.2%

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ADEL DESOTO MINBURN COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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Hispanic
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American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 17.4% 40.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 14.4% 34.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.0% 6.2%

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VAN METER COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 7.3% 40.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.3% 34.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.0% 6.2%

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EARLHAM COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 21.0% 40.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 16.9% 34.5%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.1% 6.2%

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