A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Van Meter, Iowa

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other IA

The location of Van Meter

Welcome to Van Meter ...

The city of Van Meter is located in Dallas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Van Meter has a population of 1,181 people<1> (see below for details).

Van Meter is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Van Meter lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Van Meter is located in the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Van Meter: 50261<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Van Meter had a population of 1,016 people. This makes Van Meter the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Van Meter represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 279th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,016 people, the population of Van Meter increased 17.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 866 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Van Meter had an population of 1,181 people. This is an increase of 16.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.37% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Van Meter.

Communities Also Named Van Meter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Van Meter - they are located in Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Van Meter.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Van Meter. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Van Meter. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Van Meter.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Van Meter:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Van Meter ...

Looking for more information about Van Meter? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Van Meter, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Van Meter.

Communities near Van Meter ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the East (E) of Van Meter

Located in Polk County

West Des Moines   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Van Meter

Located in Polk County

Urbandale   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Van Meter

Located in Polk County

Waukee   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Van Meter

Johnston   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Van Meter

Located in Polk County

Clive   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Van Meter

Located in Polk County

Grimes   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Van Meter

Located in Polk County

Norwalk   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Van Meter

Located in Warren County

Winterset   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Van Meter

Located in Madison County

Adel   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Van Meter

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Van Meter.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Iowa

About Dallas County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Van Meter. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dallas County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Van Meter.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Van Meter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Van Meter). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Van Meter or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Van Meter) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Van Meter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Van Meter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van Meter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5321, Longitude: -93.9546     [Map].






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 08 Jan 2020