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Des Moines County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 40,476 (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: 97 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Des Moines County: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.3%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Des Moines County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 19,923  (49.2%)
Females: 20,553  (50.8%)

Des Moines County,IA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Des Moines County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,884 ($36,790 in 1999)

This county:

$45,884
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $548 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $677)
This county:

$548
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $105,011 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$105,011
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,150 - $174,011

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $141,144
Here:

$141,144
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $184,979
Here:

$184,979
State:

$194,502

In 2-unit structures: $95,908
Here:

$95,908
State:

$132,478

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $148,240
Here:

$148,240
State:

$137,270

Mobile homes: $56,490
Here:

$56,490
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,011
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $448

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:

  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,818 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,700 (1.7%)

Des Moines County household income distribution in 2013 Des Moines County home values distribution in 2013 Des Moines County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.9%
Des Moines County:

15.9%
Iowa:

11.8%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.4% for Black residents, 44.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents, 21.2% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.2 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.9 years old, Black residents: 24.6 years old, American Indian residents: 42.6 years old, Asian residents: 42.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.5 years old, Other race residents: 32.0 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:

4.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,820
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 668 (45.3% naturalized citizens)

Des Moines County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Des Moines County population
  • 2402010 or later
  • 842000 to 2009
  • 1651990 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: 14,221
  • One, attached: 433
  • Two: 402
  • 3 or 4: 971
  • 5 to 9: 663
  • 10 to 19: 393
  • 20 to 49: 362
  • 50 or more: 265
  • Mobile homes: 997
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in Des Moines County with a mortgage: 6,664 (137 second mortgage, 346 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,550

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Des Moines County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


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

Most common first ancestries reported in Des Moines County


  • German (33%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Des Moines County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,849 (84.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,599 (7.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0.4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 18 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 445 (2.0%)
  • Bicycle: 121 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 638 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 570 (2.5%)
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 $49,579.

4.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,054 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.96% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($15,868 average AGI)
2.29% relocated from other states ($21,185 average AGI)
Des Moines County:

2.29%
Iowa average:

2.41%

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  0.52% ($32,381 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.33% ($26,943)
from Henderson County, IL  0.24% ($51,692)
from Cook County, IL  0.20% ($15,656)
from Johnson County, IA  0.17% ($29,333)
from Linn County, IA  0.13% ($33,524)
from Louisa County, IA  0.11% ($50,278)


4.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.36% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($16,330 average AGI)
2.41% relocated to other states ($21,798 average AGI)
Des Moines County:

2.41%
Iowa average:

2.60%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Henry County, IA  0.44% ($32,479 average AGI)
to Lee County, IA  0.37% ($32,250)
to Johnson County, IA  0.26% ($35,286)
to Henderson County, IL  0.21% ($30,676)
to Linn County, IA  0.19% ($40,452)
to Polk County, IA  0.17% ($28,429)
to Louisa County, IA  0.16% ($26,500)

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: 40,476
  • In family households: 32,687 (5,038 male householders, 5,610 female householders)
    7,607 spouses, 11,141 children (10,255 natural, 275 adopted, 614 stepchildren), 661 grandchildren, 262 brothers or sisters, 430 parents, 470 other relatives, 1,587 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,085 (2,712 male householders (2,387 living alone)), 3,424 female householders (3,088 living alone)), 941 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 698

Size of family households: 5,369 2-persons, 2,127 3-persons, 1,972 4-persons, 707 5-persons, 264 6-persons, 136 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,476 1-person, 585 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 6 5-persons.

4,817 married couples with children.
3,487 single-parent households (916 men, 2,571 women).

97.2% of residents of Des Moines speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 4% 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 Note: State values scaled to Des Moines County population
  • 4222014 or later
  • 3732010 to 2013
  • 9342000 to 2009
  • 1,5841990 to 1999
  • 1,2561980 to 1989
  • 2,5291970 to 1979
  • 1,6781960 to 1969
  • 1,6821950 to 1959
  • 1,1941940 to 1949
  • 7,0951939 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 Note: State values scaled to Des Moines County population
  • 231 room
  • 272 rooms
  • 2343 rooms
  • 1,1934 rooms
  • 2,4705 rooms
  • 2,4486 rooms
  • 2,2237 rooms
  • 1,6138 rooms
  • 1,9199+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Des Moines County population
  • 1441 room
  • 2702 rooms
  • 7753 rooms
  • 1,1844 rooms
  • 9985 rooms
  • 6546 rooms
  • 1597 rooms
  • 2328 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 Note: State values scaled to Des Moines County population
  • 19no bedroom
  • 3951 bedroom
  • 3,2242 bedrooms
  • 5,6833 bedrooms
  • 2,1884 bedrooms
  • 6235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Des Moines County population
  • 168no bedroom
  • 1,1971 bedroom
  • 1,6922 bedrooms
  • 1,1603 bedrooms
  • 2524 bedrooms
  • 415+ 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 Note: State values scaled to Des Moines County population
  • 238no vehicle
  • 3,2141 vehicle
  • 5,5372 vehicles
  • 2,0833 vehicles
  • 7794 vehicles
  • 3115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Des Moines County population
  • 863no vehicle
  • 2,2571 vehicle
  • 1,1132 vehicles
  • 1833 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 755+ vehicles

85.4% of Des Moines County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Iowa.

Des Moines County:

85.4%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 29,062
  • Other state: 10,529
  • Northeast: 544
  • Midwest: 6,753
  • South: 1,843
  • West: 1,377
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Des Moines County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 71.1%Utility gas
  • 13.9%Electricity
  • 13.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 349
Here:

8.5%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 200
Here:

9.8%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 138
Here:

9.9%
Iowa:

23.8%

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 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $749,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $206,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,419,000
    Financial Administration: $2,647,000
    Police Protection: $2,187,000
    General - Other: $1,859,000
    Health - Other: $1,289,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,242,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,238,000
    Central Staff Services: $967,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $768,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $531,000
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000
    Solid Waste Management: $143,000
    Libraries: $108,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $94,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Air Transportation: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $800,000
    General - Other: $202,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,547,000

Des Moines County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $608,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $58,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $579,000
    Interest Earnings: $447,000
    Sale of Property: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,619,000
    Highways: $2,432,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,057,000
    All Other: $1,625,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,515,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,343,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $757,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $287,000
    Other License: $43,000

Des Moines County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $893,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $508,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $495,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000

Des Moines County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $472,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,200,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000

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
Des Moines County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Des Moines County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
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