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Des Moines County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 40,619 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 42,351 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,228
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,117
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,820
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,658 (it was 4,450 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%

Land area: 416 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 98 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Des Moines County: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.8%), Educational, health and social services (16.2%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (15.1%), Retail trade (13.0%), Manufacturing (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 43%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Des Moines County, IA (2017)
    • 35,43983.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2945.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2332.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,1712.8%Two or more races
    • 2180.5%Asian alone
    • 640.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 19,995  (49.2%)
Females: 20,624  (50.8%)
Average household size:
Des Moines County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,779 ($36,790 in 1999)
This county:

$47,779
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $563 (lower quartile is $424, upper quartile is $694)
This county:

$563
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $125,309 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$125,309
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,260 - $188,764

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $146,922
Here:

$146,922
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $174,371
Here:

$174,371
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $102,749
Here:

$102,749
State:

$141,928

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $181,147
Here:

$181,147
State:

$167,742

Mobile homes: $53,162
Here:

$53,162
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $458

Institutionalized population: 518

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 60
  • Thefts: 114
  • Auto thefts: 20

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 24
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 109
  • Auto thefts: 17
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $118,600
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2001: 24 buildings, average cost: $122,600
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2003: 71 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 2004: 78 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2007: 54 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2012: 33 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2015: 44 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2017: 22 buildings, average cost: $152,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Des Moines, IA residents
Average permit cost in Des Moines, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,905 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,725 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Des Moines, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Des Moines, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Des Moines, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.5%
Des Moines County:

14.5%
Iowa:

10.7%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Black residents, 34.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.2% for American Indian residents, 13.1% for other race residents, 21.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.5 years old
(Males: 40.8 years old, Females: 43.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 24.8 years old, American Indian residents: 31.3 years old, Asian residents: 43.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.0 years old, Other race residents: 32.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Des Moines County is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $533 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $670 a month.

Cities in this county include: Burlington, West Burlington, Mediapolis, Beaverdale, Danville, Middletown.

Des Moines County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable location: Drew Chute Post Light (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Tooele County, Utah , Hardin County, Ohio , Hancock County, Illinois , Henderson County, Illinois , Richmond County, New York , Portage County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Des Moines, IA
County total employment by year in Des Moines, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Des Moines, IA

Current college students: 1,820
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 695 (46.1% naturalized citizens)

Des Moines County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2682010 or later
  • 892000 to 2009
  • 1581990 to 1999
  • 1161980 to 1989
  • 1071970 to 1979
  • 233Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

Des Moines County marital status for males Des Moines County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,428
  • One, attached: 461
  • Two: 410
  • 3 or 4: 917
  • 5 to 9: 600
  • 10 to 19: 399
  • 20 to 49: 381
  • 50 or more: 307
  • Mobile homes: 986
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Des Moines County with a mortgage: 6,914 (136 second mortgage, 352 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,532

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Des Moines County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,03130
Catholic4,5213
Evangelical Protestant4,21128
Other6543
Black Protestant1583
None22,750-
Des Moines County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Des Moines County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Des Moines County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Des Moines County:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Des Moines County:

30.0%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Des Moines County:

Average size of farms: 269 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,473
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $272.37
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $63,474
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 75.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,925
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.63
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.84%
Corn for grain: 69285 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 205 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 62127 harvested acres
Vegetables: 44 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Tornado activity:

Des Moines County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 21282953.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Des Moines County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 240.7 miles away from Des Moines County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 223.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 268.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from Des Moines County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 241.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2015 to June 25, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4234: July 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 30, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4119: May 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4119, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 12, 2010 to May 13, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1928: July 27, 2010, FEMA Id: 1928, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Des Moines County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 4, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Des Moines

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,046 (84.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,586 (7.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 62 (0.3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 46 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 465 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 128 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 590 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 622 (2.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (16%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Taiwan (7%)
  • Israel (6%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Lithuania (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Des Moines County


  • German (32%)
  • American (11%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Des Moines County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 501 people in nursing homes
  • 127 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 60 people in halfway houses
  • 53 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 35 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 34 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 26 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 25 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 15 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Des Moines County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 361 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in college/university student housing
  • 82 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 69 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 63 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,960.

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.17% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($16,908 average AGI)
2.93% relocated from other states ($30,963 average AGI)
Des Moines County:

2.93%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, IA  0.59% ($39,552 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.40% ($40,369)
from Henderson County, IL  0.25% ($34,268)
from Cook County, IL  0.20% ($23,576)
from Louisa County, IA  0.17% ($17,519)
from Johnson County, IA  0.14% ($34,522)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.55% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($18,416 average AGI)
3.24% relocated to other states ($28,978 average AGI)
Des Moines County:

3.24%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lee County, IA  0.57% ($35,043 average AGI)
to Henry County, IA  0.40% ($35,877)
to Johnson County, IA  0.33% ($44,204)
to Cook County, IL  0.22% ($15,361)
to Louisa County, IA  0.22% ($36,833)
to Henderson County, IL  0.16% ($53,407)
to Linn County, IA  0.15% ($28,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Births per 1000 population in Des Moines County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Des Moines County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Des Moines County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Des Moines County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Des Moines County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Des Moines County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Des Moines County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Des Moines County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Des Moines County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,951 (6,767 aged, 1,184 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 536 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Des Moines County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (720)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (535)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (441)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (347)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (314)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (270)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (241)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (213)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)
  • Unspecified dementia (115)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,122
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 925
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 68,329

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,240
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,152
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 138.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 93.6
  • Other - 45.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 40,619
  • In family households: 32,559 (5,046 male householders, 5,594 female householders)
    7,645 spouses, 11,103 children (10,177 natural, 297 adopted, 636 stepchildren), 569 grandchildren, 294 brothers or sisters, 477 parents, 483 other relatives, 1,381 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,345 (2,893 male householders (2,477 living alone)), 3,361 female householders (2,986 living alone)), 1,027 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 695

Size of family households: 5,435 2-persons, 2,083 3-persons, 2,020 4-persons, 680 5-persons, 230 6-persons, 144 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,470 1-person, 670 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 4 5-persons.

4,948 married couples with children.
3,353 single-parent households (1,053 men, 2,300 women).

96.9% of residents of Des Moines speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $306,991,000 ($7,514 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $73,434,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $117,579,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $58,116,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,965,000
Federal grants: $44,092,000
Federal procurement contracts: $66,829,000 ($64,888,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,411,000 ($6,084,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $98,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,978,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,876,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,612
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,219
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +131
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,019
Here -49 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Des Moines County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • 6712014 or later
  • 3972010 to 2013
  • 9972000 to 2009
  • 1,5221990 to 1999
  • 1,1681980 to 1989
  • 2,4451970 to 1979
  • 1,6391960 to 1969
  • 1,6991950 to 1959
  • 1,2491940 to 1949
  • 7,2971939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • 261 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 2203 rooms
  • 1,2344 rooms
  • 2,5125 rooms
  • 2,5276 rooms
  • 2,2647 rooms
  • 1,6338 rooms
  • 1,9699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • 1521 room
  • 2642 rooms
  • 7583 rooms
  • 1,1314 rooms
  • 1,1185 rooms
  • 5746 rooms
  • 1657 rooms
  • 1578 rooms
  • 909+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • 27no bedroom
  • 3901 bedroom
  • 3,3002 bedrooms
  • 5,7343 bedrooms
  • 2,2654 bedrooms
  • 6575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa
  • 179no bedroom
  • 1,1081 bedroom
  • 1,7182 bedrooms
  • 1,1333 bedrooms
  • 2154 bedrooms
  • 405+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 235no vehicle
  • 3,3581 vehicle
  • 5,5842 vehicles
  • 2,0633 vehicles
  • 8294 vehicles
  • 3675+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 846no vehicle
  • 2,1541 vehicle
  • 1,1042 vehicles
  • 1883 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 645+ vehicles

86.2% of Des Moines County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Iowa.

Des Moines County:

86.2%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29,051
  • Other state: 10,618
  • Northeast: 528
  • Midwest: 6,866
  • South: 1,894
  • West: 1,339
Year householders moved into unit in Des Moines County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Des Moines County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 72.4%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.5%Utility gas
  • 34.8%Electricity
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 345
Here:

8.4%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 235
Here:

11.3%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 143
Here:

10.5%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Des Moines County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $968,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,065,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,359,000
    Health - Other: $2,818,000
    Police Protection: $2,438,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,053,000
    Financial Administration: $1,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,114,000
    General - Other: $1,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $898,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $343,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Libraries: $137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $136,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,155,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $875,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $115,000
    Rents: $95,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $532,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,061,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,394,000
    Other: $1,959,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,239,000
    Health and Hospitals: $203,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,303,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,959,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $656,000
    Other License: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,568,000

Des Moines County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $968,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,065,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,359,000
    Health - Other: $2,818,000
    Police Protection: $2,438,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,053,000
    Financial Administration: $1,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,114,000
    General - Other: $1,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $898,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $343,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Libraries: $137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $136,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,155,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $875,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $115,000
    Rents: $95,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $532,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,061,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,394,000
    Other: $1,959,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,239,000
    Health and Hospitals: $203,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,303,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,959,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $656,000
    Other License: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,568,000

Des Moines County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $968,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,065,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,359,000
    Health - Other: $2,818,000
    Police Protection: $2,438,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,053,000
    Financial Administration: $1,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,114,000
    General - Other: $1,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $898,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $343,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Libraries: $137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $136,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,155,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $875,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $115,000
    Rents: $95,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $532,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,061,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,394,000
    Other: $1,959,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,239,000
    Health and Hospitals: $203,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,303,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,959,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $656,000
    Other License: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,568,000

Des Moines County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $968,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,065,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,359,000
    Health - Other: $2,818,000
    Police Protection: $2,438,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,053,000
    Financial Administration: $1,256,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,114,000
    General - Other: $1,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $898,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $613,000
    Central Staff Services: $490,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $343,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Libraries: $137,000
    Solid Waste Management: $136,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,155,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $875,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $115,000
    Rents: $95,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $54,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $532,000
    Police Protection: $109,000
    Correctional Institutions: $72,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,061,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $99,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,394,000
    Other: $1,959,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,239,000
    Health and Hospitals: $203,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,303,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,959,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $656,000
    Other License: $115,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,568,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 840
  • Number of aged recipients: 36
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 804
  • Number of recipients under 18: 160
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 599
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 81
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 310
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 400
Most common first names in Des Moines County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John32676.2 years
Mary31680.5 years
William29576.3 years
Robert29372.7 years
Charles20376.3 years
Helen19580.6 years
James19270.6 years
George18678.2 years
Ruth17082.0 years
Dorothy16678.1 years
Most common last names in Des Moines County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson17776.9 years
Smith16375.7 years
Miller15377.8 years
Anderson9580.1 years
Nelson8177.0 years
Brown7977.4 years
Peterson7077.2 years
Walker6881.2 years
Jones5979.3 years
Davis5980.3 years
Businesses in Des Moines County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike2
Burger King1Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Circle K3Quality1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Slumberland1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Starbucks1
H&R Block2Subway3
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Honda1Target1
Howard Johnson1The Room Place1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jones New York2True Value2
KFC1U-Haul2
Kmart1UPS11
Kohl's1Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy2Walmart1
Lane Furniture3Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1