IA

National Population : 333,590,059
Iowa State Population : 3,039,784

About Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA is located in Polk County in the state of Iowa.

The total City Population for Des Moines is about 312,147 with about 938 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 473,957.

The Average Home Value is $174,318.75, which is roughly 33% higher than the Average Home Value of $116,245.00 for the state of Iowa, and roughly 8% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $64,336.81, which is roughly 10% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $57,814.00 for the state of Iowa, and roughly 11% higher than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Des Moines is about 6%.

Iowa is ranked #35 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 27.78 out of 100.

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Voting

Polk County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 26.45% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 56.52%
Republican: 41.57%
Libertarian: 1.28%
Other: 0.44%
Green: 0.19%


Nearby Locations

Urbandale, IA (0.26 mi.)
Windsor Hts, IA (3.51 mi.)
Clive, IA (3.51 mi.)
Beaverdale, IA (3.83 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 50309, 50310, 50311, 50312, 50313, 50314, 50315, 50316, 50317, 50320, 50321, 50322, 50323, 50324, 50325, 50327
Latitude : 41.594270
Longitude : -93.703647
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Midwest
Average Elevation : 886 ft.
Area Code(s) : 515

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.45
Male Population Estimate : 44.75%
Female Population Estimate : 46.51%
Median Age : 34.7
Male Median Age : 34.0
Female Median Age : 35.8

White Population Estimate : 75.83%
Black Population Estimate : 8.76%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 8.95%
Asian Population Estimate : 4.25%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.11%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.91%
Other Population Estimate : 4.23%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Des Moines specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Polk County: About 4 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Polk County: About 392 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Polk County is about 1% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 27% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.