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Diversity
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Safety
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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
214,778
Unemployment
6.5%
Poverty
18.1%
Median Home
$123,300
Median Income
$49,999
Median Rent
$797

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4

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Population over time in Des Moines

Year Population % Change
2017 214,778 0.9%
2016 212,859 2.3%
2015 208,020 0.6%
2014 206,702 0.6%
2013 205,415 0.5%
2012 204,362 0.5%
2011 203,386 0.6%
2010 202,095 -

Crime in Des Moines Per 100k

Crime Des Moines IA USA
Violent Crime 670.1 293.4 382.9
Murder 12.9 3.3 5.3
Robbery 167.5 39.8 98.0
Aggravated Assault 456.1 211.0 248.9
Property Crime 4413.3 2125.3 2362.0
Burglary 1099.1 479.3 430.4
Larceny 2734.3 1468.6 1694.0
Car Theft 579.9 177.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Des Moines

White
66.5% (142,831)
African American
10.7% (22,948)
American Indian
0.3% (609)
Asian
5.9% (12,717)
Hawaiian
0.1% (150)
Other
0.2% (487)
Two Or More
3.2% (6,951)
Hispanic
13.1% (28,085)
Race Des Moines IA USA
White 66.5% 86.5% 61.5%
African American 10.7% 3.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 5.9% 2.3% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.2% 1.7% 2.3%
Hispanic 13.1% 5.7% 17.6%

Household Income For Des Moines, Iowa

Less than $10,000
8.0% (1,718,224)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.6% (1,202,756)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.9% (2,341,080)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.3% (2,212,213)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.1% (3,243,147)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.8% (4,467,382)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.7% (2,727,680)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.5% (2,255,169)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.0% (644,334)
$200,000 or more
2.9% (622,856)
Income Des Moines IA USA
Less than $10,000 8.0% 5.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.6% 4.6% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.9% 9.9% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.3% 9.9% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.1% 14.0% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.8% 19.6% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.7% 14.0% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.5% 13.9% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 4.5% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 2.9% 3.8% 6.3%

Gender in Des Moines

Female
50.7% (108,796)
Male
49.3% (105,981)
Gender Des Moines IA USA
Female 50.7% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 49.3% 49.6% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
6.0% (12,862)
9-12th Grade
7.7% (16,444)
High School / GED
30.5% (65,459)
Some College
21.4% (46,032)
Associate's Degree
9.2% (19,777)
Bachelor's Degree
17.6% (37,803)
Master's Degree
5.2% (11,162)
Professional Degree
1.6% (3,451)
Doctorate Degree
0.8% (1,783)
Education Des Moines IA USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 3.2% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 7.7% 5.0% 7.2%
High School / GED 30.5% 31.5% 27.3%
Some College 21.4% 21.3% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 9.2% 11.3% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 17.6% 18.7% 19.1%
Master's Degree 5.2% 6.2% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.6% 1.6% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.8% 1.2% 1.4%

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