Des Moines, IA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Des Moines, Iowa Info Snack

Population
215,408
Unemployment
6.0%
Poverty
16.0%
Median Home
$141,300
Median Income
$54,843
Median Rent
$881

Des Moines SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

Des Moines, IA Crime Report

9,917
Total Crimes
4,606.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
96.35%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Des Moines
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 9,917 4,606.3 2,001.7 2,346.0
Violent Crime 1,517 704.6 303.5 387.8
Murder 33 15.3 3.5 6.5
Robbery 246 114.3 29.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 1,119 519.8 229.4 279.7
Property Crime 8,400 3,901.7 1,698.2 1,958.2
Burglary 1,925 894.1 371.1 314.2
Larceny 5,053 2,347.1 1,130.1 1,398.0
Car Theft 1,422 660.5 197.1 246.0

Des Moines, IA Cost Of Living

88
Des Moines's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Des Moines Iowa National Average
Overall 88 92 100
Services 95 95 100
Groceries 93 95 100
Health 91 102 100
Housing 71 74 100
Transportation 98 100 100
Utilities 90 99 100

Des Moines, IA Photos

Fema   Photograph By Andrea Booher Taken On  In Iowa
Source: Public Domain
Capitol Building Des Moines Iowa
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Rankings for Des Moines in Iowa

Map Of Des Moines, IA

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Population over time in Des Moines

Year Population % Change
2020 215,408 -0.2%
2019 215,932 0.5%
2018 214,778 0.9%
2017 212,859 2.3%
2016 208,020 0.6%
2015 206,702 0.6%
2014 205,415 0.5%
2013 204,362 0.5%
2012 203,386 0.6%
2011 202,095 -

Race / Ethnicity in Des Moines

White
64.6% (139,234)
African American
11.0% (23,782)
American Indian
0.2% (373)
Asian
6.4% (13,888)
Hawaiian
0.0% (103)
Other
0.2% (328)
Two Or More
3.5% (7,595)
Hispanic
14.0% (30,105)
Race Des Moines IA USA
White 64.6% 85.0% 60.1%
African American 11.0% 3.6% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.6%
Asian 6.4% 2.5% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.5% 2.2% 2.8%
Hispanic 14.0% 6.2% 18.2%

Gender in Des Moines

Female
50.9% (109,582)
Male
49.1% (105,826)
Gender Des Moines IA USA
Female 50.9% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 49.1% 49.7% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
7.0% (15,078)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (15,078)
High School / GED
29.0% (62,468)
Some College
20.0% (43,081)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (19,386)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (40,927)
Master's Degree
6.0% (12,924)
Professional Degree
2.0% (4,308)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (2,154)
Education Des Moines IA USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 1.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Des Moines, Iowa

Less than $10,000
5.8% (1,249,193)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.2% (1,120,955)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.3% (1,994,988)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.8% (2,325,391)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.6% (3,149,889)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.9% (4,286,434)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.5% (2,910,259)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.0% (2,803,645)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.1% (889,874)
$200,000 or more
3.8% (810,165)
Income Des Moines IA USA
Less than $10,000 5.8% 5.1% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 4.0% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.3% 8.6% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.8% 9.3% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.6% 13.1% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.9% 19.1% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.5% 14.3% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.0% 15.9% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.1% 5.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 3.8% 5.0% 8.3%

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