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.


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.

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



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


Reclaimed Rails

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


Des Moines listings last updated Jul 20, 2024 1:58:pm.