West Des Moines (Polk County) home prices rise in January 2020

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The median sale price of a home sold in January 2020 in West Des Moines in Polk County rose by $10,500 while total sales increased by 35.1%, according to BlockShopper.com.

In January 2020, there were 50 homes sold, with a median sale price of $220,500 - a 5% increase over the $210,000 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 37 homes sold in West Des Moines in January 2019.

The median sales tax in West Des Moines for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $3,530, approximately 1.6% of the median home sale price for January 2020.

The following table compares West Des Moines to other Polk County cities with similar median sales prices in January 2020:

City
Jan. 2020 Home Sales
Jan. 2019 Home Sales
% change (Total Home Sales)
Jan. 2020 Median Sales Price
Jan. 2019 Median Sales Price
% change (Median Sales Price)
Johnston
26
24
8.3%
$251,500
$261,550
-3.8%
Clive
12
9
33.3%
$251,000
$215,000
16.7%
Urbandale
34
34
0%
$233,000
$215,000
8.4%
Ankeny
61
86
-29.1%
$223,500
$231,045
-3.3%
Pleasant Hill
14
11
27.3%
$222,000
$220,000
0.9%
West Des Moines
50
37
35.1%
$220,500
$210,000
5%
Runnells
4
3
33.3%
$213,500
$207,000
3.1%
Altoona
23
16
43.8%
$212,000
$221,000
-4.1%
Bondurant
10
11
-9.1%
$193,000
$175,000
10.3%
Windsor Heights
3
11
-72.7%
$192,500
$219,000
-12.1%
Mitchellville
3
2
50%
$168,000
$161,250
4.2%
* This story only considers sales data for the part of West Des Moines that is in Polk County.

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