Des Moines, Washington

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Population in 2014: 31,011 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.0%
 
Males: 16,056  (51.8%)
Females: 14,955  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98023, 98198.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $59,818 (it was $48,971 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$59,818
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,369 (it was $24,127 in 2000)

Des Moines city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $260,040 (it was $170,000 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$260,040
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $448,041; Detached houses: $489,606; Townhouses or other attached units: $328,773; In 2-unit structures: $393,970; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $225,110; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $275,329; Mobile homes: $90,787; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $142,407

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,080.

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  • Races in Des Moines, WA (2013)

    Des Moines races chart
    • 17,05955.1%White alone
    • 5,06716.4%Hispanic
    • 3,78412.2%Asian alone
    • 2,3967.7%Black alone
    • 1,7935.8%Two or more races
    • 6832.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1510.5%American Indian alone
    • 450.1%Other race alone

Races in Des Moines detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Des Moines: 114.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.1%), English (9.7%), Subsaharan African (7.3%), Irish (6.1%), Norwegian (4.3%), United States (2.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1959

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 4,892 people per square mile   (average).

Des Moines,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Des Moines:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Des Moines city:

  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

7,842 residents are foreign born (8.4% Latin America, 5.9% Asia, 5.5% Africa).

This city:

25.3%
Washington:

13.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Des Moines, Washington as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Des Moines to the number of sex offenders is 1,384 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,209 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,630 (1.0%)

Des Moines satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kent, WA (4.3 miles , pop. 79,524).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (16.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (943.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Normandy Park, WA (1.8 miles ), SeaTac, WA (1.9 miles ), Kent, WA (2.1 miles ), Lakeland North, WA (2.2 miles ), Burien, WA (2.3 miles ), Federal Way, WA (2.4 miles ), Klahanie, WA (2.5 miles ), Tukwila, WA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $184,000
  • 1999: 36 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $256,900
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $249,900
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $279,700
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $324,100
  • 2005: 83 buildings, average cost: $245,600
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $347,200
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $434,700
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $410,300
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $334,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $427,400
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $294,600
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $241,600
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2014: 33 buildings, average cost: $329,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.39 N, Longitude: 122.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,754 (-28.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,124 (14.5%)

Area codes: 253, 206

Des Moines household income distribution Des Moines home values distribution

Property values in Des Moines, WA


Crime rates in Des Moines by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0021021011001
per 100,000 0.00.06.83.40.06.93.40.03.43.30.00.03.2
Rapes 131517181121141897269
per 100,000 43.150.657.961.637.672.648.362.830.923.26.519.629.1
Robberies 29274145425459484737345359
per 100,000 96.291.1139.5153.9143.5186.8203.4167.4161.3122.8111.3172.7190.8
Assaults 37675552444042472645573952
per 100,000 122.8226.1187.2177.9150.4138.4144.8164.089.2149.3186.5127.1168.1
Burglaries 158206244244234211255229192230244207235
per 100,000 524.3695.2830.4834.6799.7729.9878.9798.8659.0763.1798.6674.6759.9
Thefts 511530648741607450616525615627740748672
per 100,000 1,695.71,788.72,205.42,534.52,074.41,556.72,123.21,831.42,110.92,080.42,421.92,437.82,172.9
Auto thefts 282294388418370227209161172191222220246
per 100,000 935.8992.21,320.51,429.71,264.5785.3720.4561.6590.4633.7726.6717.0795.4
Arson 5164424828697
per 100,000 16.63.420.413.713.76.913.827.96.926.519.629.322.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 290.6339.9425.3448.0373.3360.8369.2334.2299.7303.6311.8320.7352.6

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Crime rate in Des Moines detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 41 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.00
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,549 (+5.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Des Moines: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Des Moines, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Des Moines-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 150% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 24.4 miles away from Des Moines center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 5.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 40.5 miles away from Des Moines center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in King County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Des Moines topographic map

Birthplace of: Alex Burg - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Des Moines:

  • WESLEY HOMES AT HOME, LLC (815 SOUTH 216TH STREET)
  • JUDSON PARK HEALTH CENTER (23620 MARINE VIEW DRIVE SOUTH)
  • MASONIC RETIREMENT CTR OF WASHINGTON (23660 MARINE VIEW DR S)
  • MIDWAY MANOR CONVALESCENT CENTER (24215 PACIFIC HIGHWAY SOUTH)
  • STAFFORD HEALTHCARE (2800 SOUTH 224TH STREET,)
  • WESLEY HOMES HEALTH CENTER (1122 SOUTH 216TH STREET)
  • WESLEY HOMES-THE GARDENS (815 S 216TH ST)

Amtrak stations near Des Moines:

  • 12 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Des Moines:

  • Highline Community College (Full-time enrollment: 6,074; Location: 2400 S 240th St; Public; Website: www.highline.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Des Moines:

  • Green River Community College (about 9 miles; Auburn, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,425)
  • Renton Technical College (about 10 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 11 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,986)
  • Bates Technical College (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 14 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)

Public high schools in Des Moines:

Private high school in Des Moines:

  • EVERGREEN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 91, Location: 2021 S 260TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Des Moines:

Private elementary/middle schools in Des Moines:

  • ST PHILOMENA SCHOOL (Students: 222, Location: 1815 S 220TH ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 137, Location: 2021 S 260TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Des Moines: Normandy Village (A), Des Moines Plaza (B), Midway Sewer District Des Moines Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), King County Medic One (D), Masonic Home of Washington (E), Wesley Homes Health Center (F), Stafford Healthcare (G), Woodmont Library (H), King County Fire Protection District 39 South King Fire and Rescue Station 26 (I), King County Fire Protection District 39 South King Fire and Rescue Station 66 (J), Des Moines Historical Society (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Des Moines include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Taproot Church (B), Des Moines United Methodist Church (C), Des Moines Gospel Chapel (D), Marcus Whitman Presbyterian Church (E), Normandy Christian Church (F), Saltwater Unitarian Universalist First Church (G), Open Door Baptist Church (H), Midway Community Covenant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Barnes Creek (A), Des Moines Creek (B), McSorley Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Des Moines include: Saltwater State Park (1), Des Moines Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Des Moines Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: King's Arms Motel (23226 30th Avenue South), Legend Motel (22204 Pacific Highway South), Ramada Limited (22300 7th Avenue South).

King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 98.3. This is worse than average.

City:

98.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.242. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.242
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 18.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.874. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.874
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 17.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.59. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00465. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00465
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.1%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.5% for American Indian residents, 26.2% for other race residents, 14.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Des Moines in 2010:

  • 382 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 105 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 58 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 33 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Des Moines in 2000:

  • 1,220 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Des Moines, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Des Moines (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Des Moines Branch at 22037 Seventh Avenue South, branch established on 1907/01/02; Redondo Square Branch at 27035 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 1999/11/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Des Moines - Redondo Square Financia at 1640 S 272nd Street, branch established on 2004/11/08; Des Moines Branch at 22240 Marine View Drive South, branch established on 1989/06/03. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Redondo Beach Branch at 27077 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 1991/07/05; Des Moines Branch at 707 South 227th Street, branch established on 1970/01/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Des Moines Safeway Branch at 21401 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 2008/04/07. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • KeyBank National Association: Seattle Trust Des Moines Branch at 22033 Marine View Dr S, branch established on 1960/02/15. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Washington average:

11.4

Des Moines travel time to work - commute Des Moines mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Des Moines:

(Des Moines, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Des Moines city (based on King County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic278,34071
Evangelical Protestant204,523711
Other119,713329
Mainline Protestant104,806304
Orthodox12,25720
Black Protestant7,03024
None1,204,580-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 439
King County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
King County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
Here:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
King County:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Des Moines:

44.2%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Des Moines:

28.5
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Des Moines:

21.9%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Des Moines:

12.4%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Des Moines:

32.3%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Des Moines:

54.1%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Des Moines:

78.0%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Des Moines, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$55,934$83,9011$4,822
Other Government Administration 11$82,782$90,3081$4,152
Judicial and Legal 10$65,128$78,1543$7,798
Police Protection - Officers 30$251,690$100,6760$0
Police - Other 9$63,452$84,6030$0
Streets and Highways 10$65,218$78,2620$0
Welfare 3$18,764$75,0563$3,024
Health 2$12,238$73,4280$0
Parks and Recreation 15$83,802$67,04222$21,262
Natural Resources 9$52,594$70,1250$0
Other and Unallocable 9$47,760$63,6800$0
Totals for Government 116$799,362$82,69330$41,058

Des Moines government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $299,000 ($9.64)
    Regular Highways: $167,000 ($5.39)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($0.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,893,000 ($157.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,829,000 ($91.23)
    General - Other: $1,343,000 ($43.31)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,080,000 ($34.83)
    Central Staff Services: $963,000 ($31.05)
    Regular Highways: $677,000 ($21.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $637,000 ($20.54)
    Financial Administration: $564,000 ($18.19)
    Sewerage: $544,000 ($17.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $165,000 ($5.32)
    General Public Buildings: $123,000 ($3.97)
    Health Services - Other: $61,000 ($1.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($0.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $451,000 ($14.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,939,000 ($94.77)
    Police Protection: $140,000 ($4.51)
    Natural Resource - Other: $60,000 ($1.93)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($0.74)
    Central Staff: $16,000 ($0.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.13)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,440,000 ($239.91)

Des Moines government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,989,000 ($64.14)
    Parks & Recreation: $447,000 ($14.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000 ($4.13)
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($0.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $78,000 ($2.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,648,000 ($53.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,061,000 ($66.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,068,000 ($34.44)
    Interest Earnings: $471,000 ($15.19)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($0.84)
    Property Sale Other: $5,000 ($0.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,340,000 ($75.46)
    Transit Utilities: $294,000 ($9.48)
    General Support: $256,000 ($8.26)
    All Other: $209,000 ($6.74)
    Housing & Community Development: $160,000 ($5.16)
    Health & Hospitals: $27,000 ($0.87)
  • Tax - Property: $3,031,000 ($97.74)
    Public Utilities: $2,737,000 ($88.26)
    Total General Sales: $2,214,000 ($71.39)
    NEC: $846,000 ($27.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $638,000 ($20.57)

Des Moines government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,839,000 ($317.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,546,000 ($211.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,297,000 ($41.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,996,000 ($64.36)

Des Moines government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,775,000 ($379.70)

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,386 average AGI)
King County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.86% ($46,693 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.74% ($40,149)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($62,162)


5.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,948 average AGI)
King County:

0.14%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Snohomish County, WA  0.94% ($47,962 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.73% ($41,813)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($52,224)

Strongest AM radio stations in Des Moines:

  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYIZ (1620 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Des Moines:

  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Des Moines:

  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Des Moines fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 41m135ftTotal length
  • $6,501,000Total costs
  • 44,555Total average daily traffic
  • 2,055Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,650Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Des Moines)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 815 S. 216th St. (Lat: 47.408139 Lon: -122.324278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 20 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPSY424
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.900 MHzGrant Date: 08/07/2001, Expiration Date: 08/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Certifier: Brian HolmesRegistrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1141-G Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015, Phone: (847) 405-0771, Fax: (847) 405-0776, Email:
  • 23260 Marine View Drive South (Lat: 47.393028 Lon: -122.322444), Call Sign: WPWD860
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.562 MHz, 463.525 MHzGrant Date: 10/24/2002, Expiration Date: 10/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2012, Certifier: Lyn RobinsonRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 659-3759
  • 22644 Pacific Hwy S (Lat: 47.398333 Lon: -122.295833), Call Sign: WQDI960
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz... (+22 more)Grant Date: 09/08/2005, Expiration Date: 09/08/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2015, Certifier: Danette ClarnoRegistrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (630) 566-1755, Email:
  • Lat: 47.408278 Lon: -122.323417, Call Sign: WQEU618
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.312 MHz, 457.062 MHzGrant Date: 04/18/2006, Expiration Date: 04/18/2016, Certifier: Brian HolmesRegistrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 47.399333 Lon: -122.325361, Call Sign: WQRW478
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 456.287 MHz, 451.337 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 451.412 MHz, 456.412 MHz, 451.437 MHz, 456.437 MHz, 451.487 MHz, 456.487 MHzGrant Date: 08/06/2013, Expiration Date: 08/06/2023, Certifier: Tony MantleRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 47.389861 Lon: -122.322056, Call Sign: WQWM433
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.450 MHz, 456.725 MHz, 456.825 MHz, 456.975 MHzGrant Date: 10/02/2015, Expiration Date: 10/02/2025, Certifier: Ken FoxRegistrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:
  • MOB, Lat: 47.400639 Lon: -122.296833, Call Sign: WQXC624
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.362 MHz, 451.462 MHz, 457.712 MHz, 457.812 MHz, 452.987 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2016, Expiration Date: 02/01/2026, Certifier: Bill MurrayRegistrant: Bearcom Operating LLC, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • WA-TAC125A, 505 South 208th St (Lat: 47.415778 Lon: -122.328278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.2 m, Call Sign: WQFL513, Licensee ID: L00929089
    Assigned Frequencies: 17840.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/10/2006, Expiration Date: 08/10/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2006, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Clearwire Spectrum Holdings LLC, 815 Connecticut Ave, Nw, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • WA-TAC125A, 505 South 208th St (Lat: 47.415778 Lon: -122.328278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.2 m, Call Sign: WQFY384
    Assigned Frequencies: 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHz, 17865.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2006, Expiration Date: 11/06/2016, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • MIDWAY WA, 22419 Pacific Highway S. (Lat: 47.400278 Lon: -122.297500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: WQIK706
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2008, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/05/2009, Certifier: William ChastainRegistrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • WA-TAC126E, 25619 Pacific Hwy S, (Lat: 47.371472 Lon: -122.304083), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQKL333
    Assigned Frequencies: 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz... (+4 more)Grant Date: 07/01/2009, Expiration Date: 07/01/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 22307 Dock Ave S (Lat: 47.404000 Lon: -122.330389), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KEB554
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 05/01/2015, Expiration Date: 05/18/2025Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E# 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 47.402222 Lon: -122.302778, Call Sign: WQOP651
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 157.050 MHz, 157.100 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.700 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 157.075 MHz, 157.175 MHz, 157.150 MHzGrant Date: 12/12/2011, Expiration Date: 12/12/2016, Certifier: Mark MannardRegistrant: South King Fire & Rescue, 31617 1st Ave. So., Federal Way, WA 98003-5201, Phone: (253) 946-7251, Fax: (253) 529-7204, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

132 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Des Moines)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Des Moines)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED139$225,728112$196,308726$224,59224$133,3323$1,484,72745$200,3329$170,637
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$232,67017$225,11192$228,1274$17,3480$010$216,2471$249,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$214,58226$219,584267$255,96815$120,1920$015$222,4101$3,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$202,32314$143,981166$236,2488$121,8561$3,500,00010$187,8841$198,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$313,3673$374,38750$228,7373$171,7670$01$164,3100$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0287.00 , 0288.01, 0289.01, 0289.02, 0290.01, 0290.03, 0300.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$211,82716$268,121
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$278,8929$342,002
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$191,7404$206,783
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$160,4482$169,830
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0287.00 , 0288.01, 0289.01, 0289.02, 0290.01, 0290.03, 0300.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 117
  • Hazardous Condition: 85
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Des Moines

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Des Moines, WA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Des Moines, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3McDonald's1
AT&T2Nike2
Ace Hardware1Red Robin1
Baskin-Robbins1Safeway2
Church's Chicken1Starbucks3
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS1
KFC1Vons2
Kroger1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Des Moines compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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