Van Meter, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Van Meter, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Van Meter had a population of 1,400 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Van Meter is located at latitude 41.5319 and longitude -93.9541 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Van Meter (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Van Meter (GNIS ID: 2397116) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Van Meter is located within Township of Van Meter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Van Meter: Tracy.

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Van Meter, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,400
Population in Households 1,400
Population in Familes 1,223
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 912
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $95,817
Average Household Income $110,234
Per Capita Income $40,834


Total Housing Units 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 413 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $224,194
Average Home Value $311,165


Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 397
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.96% 3.24%
Households 3.71% 3.23%
Families 4.32% 3.17%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Van Meter, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Van Meter to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 227 78th
Population Density # 355 65th
Diversity Index # 548 46th
Median Household Income # 12 99th
Per Capita Income # 39 96th

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