Living in Bondurant, Iowa Bondurant Community Guide


    About Bondurant

    Bondurant is steeped in tradition. Founded in 1884 and established in 1897, the city bears the name of its first settler, Alexander C. Bondurant.

    With close proximity to metropolitan areas, the town provides convenience without the noise of the city. The citizens of Bondurant enjoy the small-town pace with the opportunities of nearby cities.



    Life in Bondurant, Iowa

    Who Lives in Bondurant

    Bondurant continues to experience steady growth year after year. The most recent census revealed a healthy community of 6,178 residents. Bondurant is the 79th most populated city in the state of Iowa out of 1,002 cities.

    Bondurant has one of the youngest populations in the area with 39% of its residents less than 20 years old. The overall average age is 29.1. Bondurant’s racial/ethnic groups are comprised of 92.5% White, 4.7% Hispanic, and 1.6% Asian.

    Thanks to a healthy local economy and close proximity to nearby towns, citizen’s average travel time to work is 22.6 minutes. Bondurant residents belong to a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. But overall, it’s a city of sales professionals, office workers, and business managers.

    The average household income of Bondurant residents was $78,828 during the most recent census.



    Classic Builders home in Bondurant, Iowa

    Real Estate in Bondurant, Iowa

    Of the nearly 2,000+ housing units in Bondurant, 79% of them are owner-occupied. A clear indication of its healthy local economy, much of Bondurant’s housing stock was recently built.


    The median home value is $226,100. Home values have gone up 2.8% over the past year. The median list price per square foot in Bondurant is $169, which is higher than the Des Moines Metro average of $152. The median price of homes currently listed in Bondurant is $264,900.



    Bondurant high school football field


    Bondurant citizens have a high educational level compared to the national average. 34.78% of adults in Bondurant have a bachelor’s degree or more and 94% of people 25 years or more graduated high school.


    Bondurant is a part of the Bondurant-Farrar Community School District. The total enrollment is approximately 2,000 students. According to projections, the school district anticipates a growth of 125 students each year through 2025. Depending upon the age of the child, students of the Bondurant-Farrar Community School District attend one of the following schools:


    Morris Elementary: kindergarten through second-grade students

    Anderson Elementary: pre-school and third through fifth-grade students

    Bondurant-Farrar Middle School: sixth through eighth-grade students

    Bondurant-Farrar High School: ninth through twelfth-grade students



    Bondurant high school sports complex

    Recreation in Bondurant

    Similar to nearby communities, Bondurant provides the benefit of being near the Des Moines Metropolitan area. Residents can experience both nearby attractions and those provided by Bondurant.


    Trails: site for all trails in area

    Bill Riley Trail

    Chichaqua Valley Trail

    High Trestle Trail


    State Parks:

    Big Creek State Park

    Saylorville Recreation Area

    Thomas Mitchell State Park

    Ledges State Park

    Yellow Banks Park


    City Parks: city parks website

    City Park

    Eagle Park

    Gateway Park

    Lake Petocka Park

    Lincoln Estates

    Mallard Point Park

    Renaud Ridge

    Wisteria Heights

    Wolf Creek


    Sports Complex:

    Bondurant Youth Soccer Complex

    Bondurant Recreational Sports Complex


    Fitness Centers:

    Brickhouse Fitness

    Anytime Fitness

    Altoona Campus

    ICE Performance Training



    Summerfest in Bondurant, Iowa

    Entertainment in Bondurant

    Bondurant has plenty of nearby shopping options and entertainment attractions provided by Altoona, Ankeny, and Des Moines. They also have their own Annual Summerfest.


    Annual events: Bondurant’s events calendar

    Bondurant Annual Summerfest

    Des Moines and surrounding area events page




    Bass Pro Shops Bowling

    Cinemark Movie Theatre

    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino



    Bass Pro Shops

    Outlets of Des Moines



    Reclaimed Rails Brewery in Bondurant, Iowa

    Restaurants in Bondurant

    In addition to the many nearby restaurants in Altoona, Bondurant has a few of its own hometown favorites. Here are a couple of local favorites in Bondurant:


    1884 Coffee Company

    Boxcar BBQ

    Brick Street Market & Cafe

    Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company


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