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Des Moines, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $113,900 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$113,900
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,100 - $155,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $138,556
Here:

$138,556
State:

$159,697

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,579
Here:

$187,579
State:

$193,868

In 2-unit structures: $124,894
Here:

$124,894
State:

$120,896

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $297,880
Here:

$297,880
State:

$122,004

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,554
Here:

$124,554
State:

$118,952

Mobile homes: $24,078
Here:

$24,078
State:

$46,008
Median year house/condo built: 1955

Median year apartment built: 1967

Household type by relationship:

Households: 192,140

Size of family households: 20,822 2-persons, 11,593 3-persons, 9,596 4-persons, 4,334 5-persons, 1,647 6-persons, 1,039 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 25,687 1-person, 5,071 2-persons, 564 3-persons, 193 4-persons, 70 5-persons, 5 6-persons.

29,807 married couples with children.
14,103 single-parent households (2,988 men, 11,115 women).

88.5% of residents of Des Moines speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (37% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 15,713 (7.9%)
(28.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

4.2

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Des Moines, Iowa:

  • 219no bedroom
  • 2,3771 bedroom
  • 17,6912 bedrooms
  • 23,8153 bedrooms
  • 6,8144 bedrooms
  • 1,1855+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines, Iowa:

  • 2,398no bedroom
  • 10,0091 bedroom
  • 12,2382 bedrooms
  • 3,0223 bedrooms
  • 5604 bedrooms
  • 1695+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 2,295no vehicle
  • 16,1511 vehicle
  • 23,3312 vehicles
  • 7,4743 vehicles
  • 2,0504 vehicles
  • 8005+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines in renter-occupied apartments

  • 5,738no vehicle
  • 14,5131 vehicle
  • 6,1872 vehicles
  • 1,5333 vehicles
  • 2634 vehicles
  • 1625+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Des Moines, Iowa:

  • 741 room
  • 6082 rooms
  • 1,6383 rooms
  • 6,9924 rooms
  • 14,3475 rooms
  • 11,0636 rooms
  • 7,8977 rooms
  • 5,1678 rooms
  • 4,3159+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Des Moines, Iowa:

  • 1,6261 room
  • 3,5282 rooms
  • 7,0553 rooms
  • 8,4814 rooms
  • 4,2985 rooms
  • 1,8156 rooms
  • 8707 rooms
  • 4418 rooms
  • 2829+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Des Moines, IA household income distribution

  • Des Moines, IA household income distribution
  • 7,298Less than $10,000
  • 5,246$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,347$15,000 to $19,999
  • 6,466$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6,239$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5,938$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5,369$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5,395$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4,566$45,000 to $49,999
  • 8,362$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,567$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,728$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,588$100,000 to $124,999
  • 860$125,000 to $149,999
  • 729$150,000 to $199,999
  • 923$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Des Moines, IA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Des Moines, IA
  • 874Less than $10,000
  • 563$10,000 to $14,999
  • 113$15,000 to $19,999
  • 337$20,000 to $24,999
  • 369$25,000 to $29,999
  • 260$30,000 to $34,999
  • 186$35,000 to $39,999
  • 862$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,327$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,243$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3,656$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3,685$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4,869$90,000 to $99,999
  • 9,446$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6,694$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,085$150,000 to $174,999
  • 2,772$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,041$200,000 to $249,999
  • 889$250,000 to $299,999
  • 845$300,000 to $399,999
  • 333$400,000 to $499,999
  • 606$500,000 to $749,999
  • 89$750,000 to $999,999
  • 72$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Des Moines, IA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Des Moines, IA
  • 458Less than $100
  • 30$100 to $149
  • 100$150 to $199
  • 406$200 to $249
  • 835$250 to $299
  • 1,398$300 to $349
  • 741$350 to $399
  • 1,480$400 to $449
  • 1,452$450 to $499
  • 2,116$500 to $549
  • 2,888$550 to $599
  • 4,509$600 to $649
  • 4,154$650 to $699
  • 2,584$700 to $749
  • 1,679$750 to $799
  • 3,311$800 to $899
  • 752$900 to $999
  • 1,905$1,000 to $1,249
  • 444$1,250 to $1,499
  • 582$1,500 to $1,999
  • 282$2,000 or more
  • 773No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6,7131995 to March 2000
  • 3,3581990 to 1994
  • 2,1591985 to 1989
  • 1,6701980 to 1984
  • 7431975 to 1979
  • 2101970 to 1974
  • 2751965 to 1969
  • 585Before 1965
Des Moines commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,564
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,961
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 23,311
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 23,805
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 18,111
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,446
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,448
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 805
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 842
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,928
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,207
  • 90 or more minutes: 726
Des Moines, IA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.3%
Number of people working at home: 2,336 (2.3% of all workers)

Des Moines mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 78,513 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 12,470 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,335 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 24 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 20 (0%)
  • Taxi: 113 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 82 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 232 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,894 (3%)
  • Other means: 471 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,336 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 34,125
 German: 30,857
 Irish: 15,267
 United States or American: 13,477
 English: 11,823
 Italian: 6,459
 Norwegian: 5,595
 Swedish: 4,067
 Dutch: 3,904
 French (except Basque): 2,552
 Scotch-Irish: 2,358
 Yugoslavian: 2,235
 Scottish: 1,944
 Subsaharan African:: 1,917
 Danish: 1,834
 European: 1,296
 African: 1,213
 Polish: 1,147
 Welsh: 1,082
 Czech: 672
 Sudanese: 481
 British: 450
 French Canadian: 431
 Arab:: 386
 Scandinavian: 358
 Greek: 342
 Russian: 310
 Croatian: 310
 Czechoslovakian: 212
 Lithuanian: 211
 Belgian: 178
 Northern European: 169
 Latvian: 167
 Hungarian: 164
 Swiss: 140
 Ukrainian: 131
 Austrian: 125
 Arab/Arabic: 115
 Nigerian: 107
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 95
 Lebanese: 90
 Finnish: 86
 Eastern European: 84
 Other Arab: 78
 Canadian: 77
 Serbian: 76
 Pennsylvania German: 70
 Luxemburger: 70
 Egyptian: 67
 Iranian: 66
 Ghanian: 53
 Bulgarian: 49
 Australian: 48
 Slovak: 48
 Celtic: 47
 Syrian: 36
 Turkish: 36
 Jamaican: 33
 Slovene: 30
 Icelander: 29
 West Indian: 29
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 26
 Estonian: 21
 Romanian: 20
 Portuguese: 19
 Other Subsaharan African: 17
 Macedonian: 15
 Sierra Leonean: 15
 Brazilian: 14
 German Russian: 14
 South African: 13
 Armenian: 13
 Slavic: 12
 Kenyan: 12
 Afghan: 12
 Alsatian: 8
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 7
 Ethiopian: 6
 Acadian/Cajun: 4

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 29%Mexico
  • 14%Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 13%Vietnam
  • 7%Laos
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 3%Other Northern Africa
  • 2%India

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

53% of Des Moines residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Iowa.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 751
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 228
  • 5th and 6th grade: 668
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,650
  • 9th grade: 1,849
  • 10th grade: 1,825
  • 11th grade: 1,632
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,304
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 19,883
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,464
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,687
  • Associate degree: 3,476
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,772
  • Master's degree: 2,334
  • Professional school degree: 1,311
  • Doctorate degree: 432

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 825
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 260
  • 5th and 6th grade: 560
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,091
  • 9th grade: 1,477
  • 10th grade: 1,550
  • 11th grade: 2,043
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,108
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 23,233
  • Less than 1 year of college: 5,591
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,971
  • Associate degree: 4,435
  • Bachelor's degree: 10,021
  • Master's degree: 2,848
  • Professional school degree: 1,044
  • Doctorate degree: 341

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.5%Males
  • 12.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 22.0%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 10.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 14.5%Males
  • 11.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 17.6%Males
  • 8.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 14.9%Males
  • 11.5%Females
Des Moines marital status for males
Des Moines marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Des Moines:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 92.9%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 32.5%Electricity
  • 4.0%Other fuel
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,948
Here:

9.2%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 852
Here:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,928
Here:

51.5%
Iowa:

25.4%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)