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Des Moines Population

Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa State in the United States, located at the confluence of the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers. Des Moines population in 2021 is estimated to be 216,594, covering city area of 90.66 sq mi (234.81 sq km), ranks largest city of Iowa, one-hundred-sixth populous city of United States. Des Moines is the part of Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines Combined Statistical Area. Des Moines is a major center of the insurance industry and financial services.

Below is the Des Moines, Iowa population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010205,004
2011207,8701.40
2012210,2301.14
2013212,0350.86
2014214,3901.11
2015215,3720.46
2016216,4870.52
2017217,0060.24
2018216,853-0.07
2019214,237-1.21
2020214,133-0.05
2021 *216,5941.15
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Des Moines city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearDes Moines Population
1950200,870
1955216,492
1960237,740
1965247,259
1970254,689
1975260,593
1980266,319
1985278,137
1990291,590
1995324,144
2000364,080
2005402,436
2010443,544
2011452,259
2015488,864
2020*536,459
2025*572,618
2035*629,010
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Des Moines city Population(UA)

Des Moines Metropolitan

The Des Moines or Des Moines Metropolitan is an urbanized region centered on the city of Des Moines, Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines is a Combined Statistical Area (CSA) had a population of 709,466 in 2020 ranks sixty-fourth in the United States CSA covering area of 3,645 sq mi (9,440 sq km), increase to 102,991 people which is 17% from 2010 census. It includes six counties in Iowa State are Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison, Guthrie, and Jasper. The 2010 census population of these counties was 606,475.

Des Moines City(2021)Des Moines Metropolitan(2020)
Population216,594 709,466
Area90.66 sq mi (234.81 sq km)3,645 sq mi (9,440 sq km)
Rank106(US)64(CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA


Des Moines Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Des Moines population is 214,200, out of these 104,861 are male, 109,339 are female, The sex ratio of Des Moines is 96. The median age of the Des Moines population is 35.2, Des Moines population by age are, under 18 years is 48,351, 16 years and over is 170,751, 18 years and over is 165,849, 21 years and over is 157,227, 65 years and over is 36,996. 49.0% are male, 51.0% are female, Population of Des Moines by age percent wise is, 22.6% are under 18 years old, 79.7% are 16 years and over, 77.4% are 18 years and over, 73.4% are 21 years and over, 14.0% are 65 years and over. There are total 97,182 housing units, The voting population of Des Moines are 151,133, out of these 73,067 are male voters, 78,066 are female voters, 48.3% are male, 51.7% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -514,6376.8%
5 - 914,4146.7%
10 - 1411,8635.5%
15 - 1913,4386.3%
20 - 2416,3877.7%
25 - 3435,78616.7%
35 - 4425,93512.1%
45 - 5427,03712.6%
55 - 5912,6895.9%
60 - 6412,0475.6%
65 - 7417,3308.1%
75 - 849,1184.3%
85 and over3,5191.6%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Des Moines Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Des Moines by race are:

White Population

White population in Des Moines, Iowa are 163,601, percentage wise 76.4 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Des Moines, Iowa are 29,088, percentage wise 13.6 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Des Moines, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Des Moines are 12,528, percentage wise 5.8 percent are asians, out of these 1,086 are Asian Indians, 473 are Chinese, 424 are Filipinos, 0 are Japanese, 76 are Korean, 3,365 are Vietnamese and 7,104 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Des Moines, Iowa are 28,158. Percentage wise 13.1 percent are hispanics, out of these 21,198 are Mexican people, 730 are Puerto Ricans, 408 are Cubans, and 5,822 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race214,200Percent
White163,60176.4%
Black or African American29,08813.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native7050.3%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population12,5285.8%
Asian Indian1,0860.5%
Chinese4730.2%
Filipino4240.2%
Japanese00.0%
Korean760.0%
Vietnamese3,3651.6%
Other Asian Population7,104
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1390.1%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino28,15813.1%
Mexican21,1989.9%
Puerto Rican7300.3%
Cuban4080.2%
Other Hispanic or Latino5,822
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Des Moines native population is 185,745, out of these 142,057 born in the Iowa state and 42,141 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 28,455, out of these 10,791 are Naturalised US citizen, 1,549 are in Europe, 4,312 in Asia, 2,278 in Africa, 2,557 in Latin America and 95 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Des Moines are 17,664, out of these 1,256 are from Europe, 5,451 are from Asia, 3,973 from Africa, 6,861 are from Latin America and 101 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native185,745
Born in state of residence142,057
Born in other state in the United States42,141
Northeast2,642
Midwest0
South7,130
West12,409
Born outside the United States1,547
Puerto Rico99
U.S. Island Areas51
Born abroad of American parent(s)1,397
Foreign born
Born outside of United States28,455
Naturalized U.S. citizen10,791
Europe1,549
Asia4,312
Africa2,278
Oceania0
Latin America2,557
Northern America95
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen17,664
Europe1,256
Asia5,451
Africa3,973
Oceania22
Latin America6,861
Northern America101
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Des Moines Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Des Moines, Iowa are 97,182, Occupied housing units are 91,045, Rental vacancy rate is 6. Percentage of occupancy is 94, 56.72% of houses are owner occupied and 36.97% of houses are renter occupied in Des Moines. There are 63.53 percent of one-unit detached, 4.07 percent of one-units attached, 2.29 percent of two-unit houses, 1.90 percent of three or four unit homes. 1.83 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 2 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 32.22 percent are available with one vehicle, 35.64 percent are available with two vehicles, 16.46 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 9.36 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units97,182
Occupied housing units91,045
Occupied housing units percent94
Rental vacancy rate6
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached61,739
1-unit attached3,960
2 units2,230
3 or 4 units1,851
Mobile home1,779
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Owner-occupied55,120
Renter-occupied35,925
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Des Moines Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Des Moines, Iowa is $150,200, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 2.43 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 7.79 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 18.09 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 13.53 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 9.64 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 3.56 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 1.39 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.30 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0002,360
$50,000 to $99,9997,570
$100,000 to $149,99917,577
$150,000 to $199,99913,149
$200,000 to $299,9999,367
$300,000 to $499,9993,459
$500,000 to $999,9991,350
$1,000,000 or more288
Median (dollars)150,200
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Des Moines Housing Mortgage

According to 2019 estimates of mortgage, The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,280, 0.29 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 7.96 percent pay between $500 to $999, 19.92 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 7.23 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 2.29 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 0.87 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 1.04 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $541, 0.89 percent of homes pay less than $250, 3.23 percent pays between $250 to $399, 6.32 percent pay between $400 to $599, 3.61 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.66 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.26 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500284
$500 to $9997,731
$1,000 to $1,49919,362
$1,500 to $1,9997,025
$2,000 to $2,4992,228
$2,500 to $2,999842
$3,000 or more1,015
Median (dollars)1,280
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $250867
$250 to $3993,136
$400 to $5996,141
$600 to $7993,510
$800 to $9991,617
$1,000 or more1,226
Median (dollars)541
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Des Moines Rental

Total number of Des Moines rental homes or apartments are 35,925, occupied by Renter, The median value of Des Moines average rental rate is $872. 6.27 percent of homes are under $500, 60.10 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 30.50 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 0.51 percent are between $2000 to $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5002,251
$500 to $99921,590
$1,000 to $1,4998,847
$1,500 to $1,9992,111
$2,000 to $2,499153
$2,500 to $2,99929
$3,000 or more0
Median (dollars)872
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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