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Runnells is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area.
The community was named for John S. Runnells, attorney who platted the town
The latitude of Runnells is 41.511N. The longitude is -93.357W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 807 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 372.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Runnells demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50237 ZIP code.
20% of Runnells residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Runnells ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Runnells was $17,643, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Runnells residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Runnells, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $314. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $744.
Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Runnells political report.
The average commute time for Runnells workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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