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Things to do: historic sites
Van Meter is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, along the Raccoon River. The population was 1,073 as of 2011 and is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryVan Meter was laid out as a town in 1869. It was named for Jacob Rhodes Van Meter, a local settler.Van Meter was incorporated on December 29, 1877.GeographyVan Meter's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 41.531505, -93.955338)(U.S. Census)|White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.There were 382 households of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 31.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 8.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
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