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Population in 2012: 30,449 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.0%
 

Males: 15,098  (49.6%)
Females: 15,351  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  39.4 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98023, 98198.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,166 (it was $48,971 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$59,166
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,577

Des Moines city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $250,491 (it was $170,000 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$250,491
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $300,003; Detached houses: $323,618; Townhouses or other attached units: $207,003; In 2-unit structures: $584,917; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,191; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $215,494; Mobile homes: $95,487

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,035.

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  • White alone - 17,012 (57.0%)
  • Hispanic - 4,839 (16.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3,000 (10.0%)
  • Black alone - 2,662 (8.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1,574 (5.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 501 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 216 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 58 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Des Moines: 111.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.4%), English (9.1%), Irish (6.9%), Norwegian (5.1%), Subsaharan African (4.3%), Swedish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1959

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 4,803 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Des Moines:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Des Moines city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

6,489 residents are foreign born (6.1% Asia).

This city:  21.7%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Des Moines, Washington as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Des Moines to the number of sex offenders is 3,806 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,267 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,020 (1.2%)

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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
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 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

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: -8,144 (-27.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,629 (12.0%)

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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0500210210110
per 100,000 0.016.80.00.06.83.40.06.93.40.03.43.30.0
Rapes 11171315171811211418972
per 100,000 40.457.243.150.657.961.637.672.648.362.830.923.26.5
Robberies 31322927414542545948473734
per 100,000 113.9107.696.291.1139.5153.9143.5186.8203.4167.4161.3122.8111.3
Assaults 54433767555244404247264557
per 100,000 198.4144.6122.8226.1187.2177.9150.4138.4144.8164.089.2149.3186.5
Burglaries 174160158206244244234211255229192230244
per 100,000 639.1538.1524.3695.2830.4834.6799.7729.9878.9798.8659.0763.1798.6
Thefts 546626511530648741607450616525615627740
per 100,000 2005.62105.41695.71788.72205.42534.52074.41556.72123.21831.42110.92080.42421.9
Auto thefts 258236282294388418370227209161172191222
per 100,000 947.7793.7935.8992.21320.51429.71264.5785.3720.4561.6590.4633.7726.6
Arson 5751644248286
per 100,000 18.423.516.63.420.413.713.76.913.827.96.926.519.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 333.3354.0290.3339.5424.8447.4372.8360.3368.7333.7299.3303.2311.5

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Crime rate in Des Moines detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 42 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Washington average:

1.47

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Des Moines, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,549 (+5.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Des Moines-area historical earthquake activity is above Washington state average. It is 294% 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: 16, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Alex Burg - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Des Moines:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Des Moines, WA

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.

Local government website: www.ci.des-moines.wa.us

College/University in Des Moines:

  • Highline Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,722; 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: 5,056)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 11 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Bates Technical College (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 14 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,801)
  • Seattle University (about 15 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 5,632)

Public high schools in Des Moines:

Private high school in Des Moines:

  • EVERGREEN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 135; 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: 237; Location: 1815 S 220TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 126; Location: 2021 S 260TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DES MOINES CREEK ACADEMY (Students: 44; Location: 18635 8TH AVE S; Grades: KG - 8)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The City web site has changed. It is now www.desmoineswa.gov added by Barry

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.4. This is about average.
City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.282. This is about average. There were 51 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 20.7. This is better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.3. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

19.3
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.20. This is about average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.20
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.295
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.05. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.05
U.S.:

9.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.6%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.3% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.5% for American Indian residents, 6.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.1% for other race residents, 13.2% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Des Moines, WA

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 compared to Washington state average:

Des Moines, Washington environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Des Moines, Washington:

  • Three Bears Motel, 2717 S 216TH St, Des Moines, WA 98198 , Phone: (206) 824-2331
  • Travel Inn Motel, 26225 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198 , Phone: (253) 529-8965
  • Travelodge Suites-sea-tac Airport, 22845 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA 98198 , Phone: (206) 878-3020
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Des Moines, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Des Moines travel time to work - commute


Des Moines mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.26%
Here37.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.3%6.3%5.5%5.0%4.2%
Congregations5.9%9.7%6.2%1.9%5.5%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.8%2.9%2.8%2.7%23.6%
Congregations5.6%4.6%3.6%0.7%56.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$36,514$62,5950$0
Other Government Administration 21$112,564$64,3222$2,150
Judicial and Legal 11$53,378$58,2310$0
Police Protection - Officers 37$286,562$92,9390$0
Police - Other 11$41,508$45,2810$0
Streets and Highways 8$38,304$57,4561$2,264
Welfare 2$9,888$59,3282$2,174
Sewerage 7$31,838$54,5790$0
Parks and Recreation 19$89,786$56,70724$23,404
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$6,456$77,4720$0
Other and Unallocable 3$13,314$53,2560$0
Totals for Government 127$720,112$68,04229$29,992

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $299,000 ($9.82)
    Regular Highways: $167,000 ($5.48)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($0.30)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,893,000 ($160.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,829,000 ($92.91)
    General - Other: $1,343,000 ($44.11)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,080,000 ($35.47)
    Central Staff Services: $963,000 ($31.63)
    Regular Highways: $677,000 ($22.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $637,000 ($20.92)
    Financial Administration: $564,000 ($18.52)
    Sewerage: $544,000 ($17.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $165,000 ($5.42)
    General Public Buildings: $123,000 ($4.04)
    Health Services - Other: $61,000 ($2.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($0.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $451,000 ($14.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,939,000 ($96.52)
    Police Protection: $140,000 ($4.60)
    Natural Resource - Other: $60,000 ($1.97)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($0.76)
    Central Staff: $16,000 ($0.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.13)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,440,000 ($244.34)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,989,000 ($65.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $447,000 ($14.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000 ($4.20)
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($0.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $78,000 ($2.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,648,000 ($54.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,061,000 ($67.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,068,000 ($35.08)
    Interest Earnings: $471,000 ($15.47)
    Special Assessments: $26,000 ($0.85)
    Property Sale Other: $5,000 ($0.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,340,000 ($76.85)
    Transit Utilities: $294,000 ($9.66)
    General Support: $256,000 ($8.41)
    All Other: $209,000 ($6.86)
    Housing & Community Development: $160,000 ($5.25)
    Health & Hospitals: $27,000 ($0.89)
  • Tax - Property: $3,031,000 ($99.54)
    Public Utilities: $2,737,000 ($89.89)
    Total General Sales: $2,214,000 ($72.71)
    NEC: $846,000 ($27.78)
    Other Selective Sales: $638,000 ($20.95)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,839,000 ($323.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,546,000 ($214.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,297,000 ($42.60)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,996,000 ($65.55)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,775,000 ($386.71)

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,154 average AGI)
King County:

0.27%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.95% ($45,723 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.78% ($40,128)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.20% ($65,600)


6.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($54,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,377 average AGI)
King County:

0.16%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.31% ($49,721 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.97% ($46,071)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($51,775)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $5,914,000
Total average daily traffic: 21,197
Total average daily truck traffic: 635
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 29,676

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2001, Expiration Date: 08/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/08/2011, Certifier: Brian Holmes
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2002, Expiration Date: 10/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2012, Certifier: Lyn Robinson
    Registrant: 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, Certifier: Danette Clarno
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2006, Expiration Date: 04/18/2016, Certifier: Brian Holmes
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/10/2006, Expiration Date: 08/10/2016, Cancellation Date: 08/30/2006, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2006, Expiration Date: 11/06/2016, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2008, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/05/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: 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
    Grant Date: 07/01/2009, Expiration Date: 07/01/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace
    Registrant: Clearwire Corporation, 1250 Eye Street, Nw, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 330-4011, Fax: (202) 330-4008, Email:

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, Licensee ID: L00006697
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/2005, Expiration Date: 05/18/2015
    Registrant: City Of Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock Avenue S, Des Moines, WA 98198, Phone: (206) 824-5700, Fax: (206) 878-5940, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/12/2011, Expiration Date: 12/12/2016, Certifier: Mark Mannard
    Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (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
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
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Douglas W. Glenn (6)
  • Miles Ward (6)
  • Kevin A. Hay (3)
  • Stephen K. Wilcken (3)
  • Patricia D. Mcneill (2)
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  • Thomas E. Speer (2)
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Total of 71 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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