In the most recent survey data that we can find from the Federal Reserve, the median income of a white family has a net worth 10 times more than that of a Black family. We can do our part to help change this disparity. And, according to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data, West Des Moines population estimates are 67,899 of which 4.6% are Black or African American.
We would like to highlight our area’s diverse community and businesses and encourage everyone to support and become an ally. Resources and ways to get involved are noted below. If you have information you would like to add, please contact us. We will keep a running list and include it here as a reference. A special thank you to Angela Jackson, Vice Chair for the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and owner of The Great Frame Up for helping us compile this information.