Pricing for the median home in West Des Moines (Polk County) increased during January 2021

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The median sale price of a home sold in January 2021 in West Des Moines in Polk County rose by $21,500 while total sales increased by 22%, according to

In January 2021, there were 61 homes sold, with a median sale price of $242,000 - a 9.8% increase over the $220,500 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were 50 homes sold in West Des Moines in January 2020.

The median sales tax in West Des Moines for the most recent year with available data, 2017, was $3,530, approximately 1.5% of the median home sale price for January 2021.

The following table compares West Des Moines to other Polk County cities with similar median sale prices in January 2021:

CityJan. 2021 Home SalesJan. 2020 Home Sales% change (Total Home Sales)Jan. 2021 Median Sales PriceJan. 2020 Median Sales Price% change (Median Sales Price)
West Des Moines615022%$242,000$220,5009.8%
Polk City1116-31.3%$228,000$282,750-19.4%
Pleasant Hill161414.3%$192,500$222,000-13.3%
* This story only considers sales data for the part of West Des Moines that is in Polk County.

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