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Total population: 198,460 (Urban population: 197,306, Rural population: 1,154 (26 farm, 1,128 nonfarm))

Des Moines,IA index of house prices


Houses: 85,105 (80,497 occupied: 52,101 owner occupied, 28,396 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

35%

Housing density: 1123 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $119,140.


Median contract rent in 2009: $575 (lower quartile is $464, upper quartile is $678)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $638


Median gross rent in Des Moines, IA in 2009: $657


Housing units in Des Moines with a mortgage: 33,593 (3,574 second mortgage, 3,765 home equity loan, 174 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,328


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $61,685


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $36,168


Median monthly housing costs: $830





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Des Moines, Iowa Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $120,300 (it was $79,900 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$120,300
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,700 - $158,700

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $132,826
Here:

$132,826
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $96,215
Here:

$96,215
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $124,727
Here:

$124,727
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $157,811
Here:

$157,811
State:

$135,565

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,162
Here:

$124,162
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $42,734
Here:

$42,734
State:

$29,315

Median year house/condo built: 1954

Median year apartment built: 1962

Household type by relationship:

Households: 192,140
  • In family households: 153,335 (35,033 male householders, 13,998 female householders)
    36,371 spouses, 54,733 children (50,503 natural, 1,386 adopted, 2,844 stepchildren), 2,946 grandchildren, 1,819 brothers or sisters, 1,126 parents, 2,786 other relatives, 4,523 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38,805 (13,741 male householders (10,318 living alone)), 17,849 female householders (15,369 living alone)), 7,215 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,548 (2,547 institutionalized population)

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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Rooms in houses/apartments in Des Moines, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 74
  • 2 rooms: 608
  • 3 rooms: 1,638
  • 4 rooms: 6,992
  • 5 rooms: 14,347
  • 6 rooms: 11,063
  • 7 rooms: 7,897
  • 8 rooms: 5,167
  • 9 or more rooms: 4,315
  • 1 room: 1,626
  • 2 rooms: 3,528
  • 3 rooms: 7,055
  • 4 rooms: 8,481
  • 5 rooms: 4,298
  • 6 rooms: 1,815
  • 7 rooms: 870
  • 8 rooms: 441
  • 9 or more rooms: 282
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Des Moines, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 219
  • 1 bedroom: 2,377
  • 2 bedrooms: 17,691
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,815
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,814
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,185
  • no bedroom: 2,398
  • 1 bedroom: 10,009
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,238
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,022
  • 4 bedrooms: 560
  • 5+ bedrooms: 169
Cars and other vehicles available in Des Moines, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,295
  • 1 vehicle: 16,151
  • 2 vehicles: 23,331
  • 3 vehicles: 7,474
  • 4 vehicles: 2,050
  • 5+ vehicles: 800
  • no vehicle: 5,738
  • 1 vehicle: 14,513
  • 2 vehicles: 6,187
  • 3 vehicles: 1,533
  • 4 vehicles: 263
  • 5+ vehicles: 162

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,752
  • 2000 to 2004: 3,703
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,804
  • 1980 to 1989: 6,310
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,271
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,837
  • 1950 to 1959: 15,144
  • 1940 to 1949: 8,885
  • 1939 or earlier: 27,103

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Des Moines, IA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Des Moines, IA:

  • Less than $10,000: 564
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 282
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 346
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 368
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 391
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 334
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 437
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 1322
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1870
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 2273
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 2725
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 3223
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 3745
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 10462
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 9767
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 4714
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 3386
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 2992
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 1436
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 929
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 400
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 440
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 69
  • $1,000,000 or more: 91
 


Des Moines rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Des Moines:

  • Less than $100: 104 people
  • $100 to $149: 125
  • $150 to $199: 606
  • $200 to $249: 472
  • $250 to $299: 392
  • $300 to $349: 471
  • $350 to $399: 659
  • $400 to $449: 1,261
  • $450 to $499: 1,832
  • $500 to $549: 2,042
  • $550 to $599: 2,102
  • $600 to $649: 3,458
  • $650 to $699: 2,798
  • $700 to $749: 1,898
  • $750 to $799: 1,727
  • $800 to $899: 2,914
  • $900 to $999: 2,006
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 2,019
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 657
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 166
  • $2,000 or more: 135
  • No cash rent: 922
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6,713
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,358
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,159
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,670
  • 1975 to 1979: 743
  • 1970 to 1974: 210
  • 1970 to 1974: 275
  • 1965 to 1969: 585


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2564
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11961
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 23311
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 23805
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 18111
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4446
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7448
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 805
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 842
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1928
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1207
  • 90 or more minutes: 726
 


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%)
 


Des Moines, IA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 7298
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 5246
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 5347
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 6466
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 6239
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 5938
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 5369
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 5395
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 4566
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 8362
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 8567
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 6728
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 2588
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 860
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 729
  • $200,000 or more: 923
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 34125
 German: 30857
 Irish: 15267
 United States or American: 13477
 English: 11823
 Italian: 6459
 Norwegian: 5595
 Swedish: 4067
 Dutch: 3904
 French (except Basque): 2552
 Scotch-Irish: 2358
 Yugoslavian: 2235
 Scottish: 1944
 Subsaharan African:: 1917
 Danish: 1834
 European: 1296
 African: 1213
 Polish: 1147
 Welsh: 1082
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 140489
  • Northeast: 3345
  • Midwest: 23064
  • South: 8122
  • West: 6946

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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 6.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 5.0%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 17.5%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 12.5%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 22.0%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 3.9%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 5.9%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 10.8%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 14.5%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 11.6%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 17.6%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 8.8%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 14.9%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 11.5%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $45,032
  • Black householders: $23,526
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $35,081
  • Asian householders: $49,331
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $104,344
  • Some other race householders: $46,982
  • Two or more races householders: $27,487
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $38,042
Des Moines household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Des Moines household income for Black householders
Des Moines household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Des Moines household income for Asian householders
Des Moines household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Des Moines household income for Some other race householders
Des Moines household income for Two or more races householders
Des Moines household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

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

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $124,214
  • Black or African American householders: $97,263
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $133,248
  • Asian householders: $109,911
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $326,270
  • Some other race householders: $105,845
  • Two or more races householders: $100,275
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $105,394

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 55,251
  • One, attached: 2,376
  • Two: 3,415
  • 3 or 4: 2,641
  • 5 to 9: 3,430
  • 10 to 19: 3,855
  • 20 to 49: 6,998
  • 50 or more: 4,454
  • Mobile homes: 2,649
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 36

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,500


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 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Des Moines:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Des Moines
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (92.9%)
  • Electricity (5.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (60.3%)
  • Electricity (32.5%)
  • Other fuel (4.0%)
  • No fuel used (2.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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