Living in Des Moines, IA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Des Moines SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

Des Moines, IA Crime Report

11,045
Total Crimes
5,083.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
97.92%
Above National Average

Des Moines, IA Cost Of Living

87
Des Moines's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Des Moines, Iowa Info Snack

Des Moines /dmn/ ( listen) is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks". The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 89th in terms of population in the United States with 634,725 residents according to the 2016 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.
Population
215,932
Unemployment
6.0%
Poverty
17.2%
Median Home
$127,200
Median Income
$52,251
Median Rent
$822

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Rankings for Des Moines in Iowa

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Map Of Des Moines, IA

Population over time in Des Moines

Year Population % Change
2017 215,932 0.5%
2016 214,778 0.9%
2015 212,859 2.3%
2014 208,020 0.6%
2013 206,702 0.6%
2012 205,415 0.5%
2011 204,362 0.5%
2010 203,386 0.6%
2009 202,095 -
Crime/100k Des Moines IA USA
Violent Crime 670.1 250.1 368.9
Murder 12.9 1.7 5.0
Robbery 167.5 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 456.1 187.9 246.8
Property Crime 4413.3 1691.5 2199.5
Burglary 1099.1 352.6 376.0
Larceny 2734.3 1190.4 1594.6
Car Theft 579.9 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Des Moines

White
65.4% (141,242)
African American
10.9% (23,630)
American Indian
0.2% (520)
Asian
6.5% (14,034)
Hawaiian
0.1% (162)
Other
0.1% (184)
Two Or More
3.4% (7,441)
Hispanic
13.3% (28,719)
Race Des Moines IA USA
White 65.4% 86.1% 61.1%
African American 10.9% 3.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 6.5% 2.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.4% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 13.3% 5.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Des Moines, Iowa

Less than $10,000
7.6% (1,648,104)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.4% (1,161,526)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.6% (2,298,928)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.3% (2,218,859)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (3,041,628)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.3% (4,381,002)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.3% (2,880,462)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.0% (2,580,969)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.3% (709,080)
$200,000 or more
3.1% (672,638)
Income Des Moines IA USA
Less than $10,000 7.6% 5.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.4% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.6% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.3% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.3% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.3% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.0% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.3% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.1% 4.2% 7.0%

Gender in Des Moines

Female
50.8% (109,665)
Male
49.2% (106,266)
Gender Des Moines IA USA
Female 50.8% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 49.2% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Des Moines for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (12,955)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (17,274)
High School / GED
30.0% (64,779)
Some College
21.0% (45,345)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (19,433)
Bachelor's Degree
18.0% (38,867)
Master's Degree
5.0% (10,796)
Professional Degree
2.0% (4,318)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (2,159)
Education Des Moines IA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 18.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Des Moines

Overall User Rating
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First of all I'm from Des Moines Iowa and this is telling lies the reason some of this places have some low income taxes is cause some of the places are so they are not even consider towns and no you should not be worried about being robbed at off all the years I have been living in Iowa never had anything dangerous or harmed and when he said you can tell the difference between people from council bluffs and other places in was a lie cause a lot have guns pit bills and not very many walk with 40s and this is a bunch of lies there is nothing wrong with the schools funding and when he said that one place in Iowa had way more tacos than any other place is a lie cause there is a lot of taco place I'm all parts of Iowa


supreme miguell

I live in Iowa and a couple months ago my cousin got robbed at gun point, two times at family dollar, but other than that it's Pretty chill...i guess

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