Living in Des Moines, IA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Des Moines, Iowa Info Snack

Population
215,636
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
16.1%
Median Home
$133,200
Median Income
$53,525
Median Rent
$855

Des Moines SnackAbility

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

Des Moines, IA Crime Report

10,488
Total Crimes
4,802.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
93.91%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Des Moines
/ 100k People
Iowa
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 10,488 4,802.5 2,000.2 2,476.7
Violent Crime 1,555 712.0 266.6 366.7
Murder 14 6.4 1.9 5.0
Robbery 283 129.6 27.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 1,141 522.5 200.4 250.2
Property Crime 8,933 4,090.5 1,733.7 2,109.9
Burglary 2,284 1,045.9 371.1 340.5
Larceny 5,336 2,443.4 1,199.6 1,549.5
Car Theft 1,313 601.2 163.0 219.9

Des Moines, IA Cost Of Living

87
Des Moines's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Des Moines Iowa National Average
Overall 87 90 100
Services 93 96 100
Groceries 95 98 100
Health 96 100 100
Housing 70 73 100
Transportation 102 101 100
Utilities 89 98 100

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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Map Of Des Moines, IA

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Population over time in Des Moines

Year Population % Change
2019 215,636 -0.1%
2018 215,932 0.5%
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 -

Race / Ethnicity in Des Moines

White
65.7% (141,740)
African American
10.9% (23,518)
American Indian
0.2% (495)
Asian
6.1% (13,229)
Hawaiian
0.0% (100)
Other
0.1% (183)
Two Or More
3.3% (7,148)
Hispanic
13.6% (29,223)
Race Des Moines IA USA
White 65.7% 85.7% 60.7%
African American 10.9% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 6.1% 2.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.3% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 13.6% 6.0% 18.0%

Gender in Des Moines

Female
50.7% (109,320)
Male
49.3% (106,315)
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
5.0% (10,781)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (15,094)
High School / GED
30.0% (64,690)
Some College
21.0% (45,283)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (19,407)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (40,970)
Master's Degree
6.0% (12,938)
Professional Degree
2.0% (4,312)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (2,156)
Education Des Moines IA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 12.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 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
6.8% (1,472,694)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.2% (1,114,193)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.6% (2,282,400)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.2% (2,193,968)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.2% (3,067,486)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.9% (4,284,683)
$75,000 to $99,999
13.7% (2,948,404)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.4% (2,665,773)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.8% (827,794)
$200,000 or more
3.3% (706,200)
Income Des Moines IA USA
Less than $10,000 6.8% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 4.1% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.6% 9.1% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.2% 9.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 13.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.9% 19.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 13.7% 14.3% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.4% 15.3% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.8% 5.3% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 3.3% 4.6% 7.7%

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