Van Meter, Iowa

Population 1,520

Van Meter is located in Dallas County, IA. The population is 1,520, making Van Meter the 6th largest city in Dallas County.

There are 3 public schools in Van Meter with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Van Meter is very low , and there are 3 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Van Meter is low and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Van Meter property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Van Meter include Van Meter Township, De Soto and Jefferson Township.

Van Meter Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 3.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 63.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 32.7%

Crime Rate

52.39% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 187
  • Violent Crimes: 152
  • Robbery: 5
  • Burglary: 236
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 747

Registered Offenders

7.60% Higher than national avg.
  • 3 offenders in Van Meter
  • 19.74 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

0 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 0
  • Superfunds: 0
  • Tanks & Spills: 0


Low 1.6%
  • Iowa unemployment average: 2.2%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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3 Public Schools view public schools

There are 3 K-12 public schools in Van Meter, IA and 0 private schools. Homefacts rates Van Meter's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.

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Property Report Overview

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Housing Inventory

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Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

8 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Van Meter, IA issued 8 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Van Meter, IA issued 8 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $593
  • 1 Bedroom: $700
  • 2 Bedrooms: $863
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,170
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,290

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Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (266/270)
    Van Meter, IA has 98.52% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.31 Average
    Van Meter, IA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 21.55°
  • February 25.88°
  • March 41.22°
  • April 52.37°
  • May 64.27°
  • June 70.48°
  • July 78.02°
  • August 74.7°
  • September 66.1°
  • October 52.75°
  • November 42°
  • December 25.73°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Van Meter, IA

Van Meter, IA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Van Meter, IA has no risk of hurricanes.
Van Meter, IA has a very high risk of hail storms.
Van Meter, IA has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Van Meter, IA: $80,000


Unemployment in Van Meter is 1.6%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 2.2% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 31.24%
White Collar - 68.76%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Terry E. Branstad
  • Sen. Joni Ernst
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley

City Representatives

  • David Young

Neighborhood Info

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1 Fire Station view all

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1 Library view all

0 Police Stations view all

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0 Retirement Homes view all

  • No retirement homes found in Van Meter, IA
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