Des Moines, Washington

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Population in 2019: 32,348 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.5%
 
Males: 15,866  (49.0%)
Females: 16,482  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98023, 98198.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $75,856 (it was $48,971 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$75,856
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $40,112 (it was $24,127 in 2000)

Des Moines city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $420,432 (it was $170,000 in 2000)
Des Moines:

$420,432
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $440,580; detached houses: $466,263; townhouses or other attached units: $308,536; in 2-unit structures: $663,402; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $725,175; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $359,949; mobile homes: $169,748

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,445.

March 2019 cost of living index in Des Moines: 117.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.8%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 14.4% for other race residents, 9.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Des Moines, WA (2019)
    • 16,19349.7%White alone
    • 6,61820.3%Hispanic
    • 4,07212.5%Asian alone
    • 2,5187.7%Black alone
    • 1,9836.1%Two or more races
    • 9082.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 1260.4%Other race alone
    • 880.3%American Indian alone

Races in Des Moines detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Des Moines, Washington as of June 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Des Moines is 1,331 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Des Moines by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.9)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
3
(9.6)
3
(9.5)
2
(6.4)
2
(6.4)
1
(3.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(37.6)
21
(72.6)
14
(48.3)
18
(62.8)
9
(30.9)
7
(23.2)
2
(6.5)
6
(19.6)
9
(29.1)
18
(57.4)
25
(79.3)
12
(38.2)
11
(35.0)
17
(52.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
42
(143.5)
54
(186.8)
59
(203.4)
48
(167.4)
47
(161.3)
37
(122.8)
34
(111.3)
53
(172.7)
59
(190.8)
53
(169.1)
42
(133.2)
58
(184.6)
55
(174.8)
31
(94.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
44
(150.4)
40
(138.4)
42
(144.8)
47
(164.0)
26
(89.2)
45
(149.3)
57
(186.5)
39
(127.1)
52
(168.1)
38
(121.3)
48
(152.3)
53
(168.7)
43
(136.7)
37
(113.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
234
(799.7)
211
(729.9)
255
(878.9)
229
(798.8)
192
(659.0)
230
(763.1)
244
(798.6)
207
(674.6)
235
(759.9)
167
(533.0)
161
(510.7)
165
(525.2)
197
(626.2)
139
(425.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
607
(2,074)
450
(1,557)
616
(2,123)
525
(1,831)
615
(2,111)
627
(2,080)
740
(2,422)
748
(2,438)
672
(2,173)
614
(1,959)
817
(2,592)
744
(2,368)
652
(2,072)
691
(2,113)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
370
(1,264)
227
(785.3)
209
(720.4)
161
(561.6)
172
(590.4)
191
(633.7)
222
(726.6)
220
(717.0)
246
(795.4)
182
(580.8)
316
(1,002)
242
(770.3)
243
(772.4)
177
(541.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(13.7)
2
(6.9)
4
(13.8)
8
(27.9)
2
(6.9)
8
(26.5)
6
(19.6)
9
(29.3)
7
(22.6)
1
(3.2)
11
(34.9)
8
(25.5)
9
(28.6)
6
(18.3)
City-Data.com crime index343.3331.9339.5307.4275.6279.2286.8295.0324.4302.2372.5325.5309.0256.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Des Moines, WA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 49 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
Washington average:

1.44
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Ancestries: American (6.7%), German (5.7%), European (4.7%), English (4.3%), Norwegian (3.9%), Irish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1959

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 5,103 people per square mile   (average).

Des Moines, Washington map

7,342 residents are foreign born (9.4% Latin America, 5.6% Asia).

This city:

22.5%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,595 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,532 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kent, WA (4.3 miles , pop. 79,524).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (16.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (943.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Normandy Park, WA (1.8 miles ),
SeaTac, WA (1.9 miles ),
Kent, WA (2.1 miles ),
Lakeland North, WA (2.2 miles ),
Burien, WA (2.3 miles ),
Federal Way, WA (2.4 miles ),
Klahanie, WA (2.5 miles ),
Tukwila, WA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 47.39 N, Longitude: 122.32 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -9,180 (-28.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,781 (11.0%)

Area codes: 253, 206

Distribution of median household income in Des Moines, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Des Moines, WA in 2019

Property values in Des Moines, WA

Des Moines satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Washington:

5.9%
Historical population in Des Moines, WA
Historical housing units in Des Moines, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,549 (+5.6%).
Most common industries in Des Moines, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Des Moines, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)

Average climate in Des Moines, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Des Moines, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.3. This is worse than average.

City:

90.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.75
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00461. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00461
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Des Moines-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1348% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from Des Moines center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 24.4 miles away from Des Moines center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 25.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 5.4 miles away from Des Moines center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 48.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 40.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in King County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 21, Storms: 16, Mudslides: 11, Landslides: 9, Winter Storms: 7, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Des Moines topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Des Moines:

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

Amtrak stations near Des Moines:

  • 12 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Des Moines:

  • Highline Community College (Full-time enrollment: 6,074; Location: 2400 S 240th St; Public; Website: www.highline.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Des Moines:

  • Green River Community College (about 9 miles; Auburn, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,425)
  • Renton Technical College (about 10 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 11 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,986)
  • Bates Technical College (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 14 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)

Public high schools in Des Moines:

Private high school in Des Moines:

  • EVERGREEN LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 91, Location: 2021 S 260TH ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Des Moines:

Private elementary/middle schools in Des Moines:

  • ST PHILOMENA SCHOOL (Students: 222, Location: 1815 S 220TH ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 137, Location: 2021 S 260TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Des Moines

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Des Moines: Normandy Village (A), Des Moines Plaza (B), Midway Sewer District Des Moines Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), King County Medic One (D), Masonic Home of Washington (E), Wesley Homes Health Center (F), Stafford Healthcare (G), Woodmont Library (H), King County Fire Protection District 39 South King Fire and Rescue Station 26 (I), King County Fire Protection District 39 South King Fire and Rescue Station 66 (J), Des Moines Historical Society (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Des Moines include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Taproot Church (B), Des Moines United Methodist Church (C), Des Moines Gospel Chapel (D), Marcus Whitman Presbyterian Church (E), Normandy Christian Church (F), Saltwater Unitarian Universalist First Church (G), Open Door Baptist Church (H), Midway Community Covenant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Barnes Creek (A), Des Moines Creek (B), McSorley Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Des Moines include: Saltwater State Park (1), Des Moines Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Des Moines Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: King's Arms Motel (23226 30th Avenue South), Legend Motel (22204 Pacific Highway South), Ramada Limited (22300 7th Avenue South).

Birthplace of: Alex Burg - Baseball player.

King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Des Moines in 2010:

  • 382 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 105 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 58 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 33 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Des Moines in 2000:

  • 1,220 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Des Moines (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Des Moines Branch at 22037 Seventh Avenue South, branch established on 1907/01/02; Redondo Square Branch at 27035 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 1999/11/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Des Moines - Redondo Square Financia at 1640 S 272nd Street, branch established on 2004/11/08; Des Moines Branch at 22240 Marine View Drive South, branch established on 1989/06/03. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Redondo Beach Branch at 27077 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 1991/07/05; Des Moines Branch at 707 South 227th Street, branch established on 1970/01/19. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Des Moines Safeway Branch at 21401 Pacific Highway South, branch established on 2008/04/07. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • KeyBank National Association: Seattle Trust Des Moines Branch at 22033 Marine View Dr S, branch established on 1960/02/15. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp

For population 15 years and over in Des Moines:

Marital status in Des Moines, WA
  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Des Moines:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Des Moines
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Des Moines:

(Des Moines, Washington Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic278,34071
Evangelical Protestant204,523711
Other119,713329
Mainline Protestant104,806304
Orthodox12,25720
Black Protestant7,03024
None1,204,580-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 439
This county:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
King County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
King County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
This county:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
King County:

6.7%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
King County:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Des Moines:

44.2%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Des Moines:

28.5
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Des Moines:

21.9%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Des Moines:

12.4%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Des Moines:

32.3%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Des Moines:

54.1%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Des Moines:

78.0%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Des Moines, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$223,360$103,0890$0
Parks and Recreation 16$99,512$74,63433$36,422
Streets and Highways 16$115,716$86,7870$0
Police - Other 16$117,350$88,0130$0
Judicial and Legal 10$61,784$74,1417$23,852
Other Government Administration 9$78,202$104,2697$5,050
Other and Unallocable 9$53,616$71,4880$0
Financial Administration 7$53,470$91,6632$4,712
Natural Resources 4$20,058$60,1740$0
Correction 0$0 1$4,362
Totals for Government 113$823,068$87,40550$74,398

Des Moines government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,724,000 ($269.69)
    Sewerage: $1,361,000 ($42.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $288,000 ($8.90)
    General - Other: $29,000 ($0.90)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,111,000 ($250.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,949,000 ($152.99)
    Regular Highways: $2,574,000 ($79.57)
    Financial Administration: $1,793,000 ($55.43)
    Sewerage: $1,677,000 ($51.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,667,000 ($51.53)
    General - Other: $1,641,000 ($50.73)
    Central Staff Services: $1,495,000 ($46.22)
    General Public Buildings: $301,000 ($9.31)
    Health - Other: $251,000 ($7.76)
    Corrections - Other: $59,000 ($1.82)
    Public Welfare - Other: $41,000 ($1.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $292,000 ($9.03)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $480,000 ($14.84)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($1.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $41,000 ($1.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,151,000 ($344.72)

Des Moines government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $4,604,000 ($142.33)
    Sewerage: $3,451,000 ($106.68)
    Other: $2,186,000 ($67.58)
    Regular Highways: $573,000 ($17.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $19,000 ($0.59)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $466,000 ($14.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,225,000 ($37.87)
    Fines and Forfeits: $650,000 ($20.09)
    Rents: $418,000 ($12.92)
    Donations From Private Sources: $313,000 ($9.68)
    General Revenue - Other: $178,000 ($5.50)
    Interest Earnings: $68,000 ($2.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $5,306,000 ($164.03)
    Highways: $2,817,000 ($87.08)
    General Local Government Support: $402,000 ($12.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000 ($2.38)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $5,497,000 ($169.93)
    Property: $4,776,000 ($147.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,707,000 ($114.60)
    Other License: $1,805,000 ($55.80)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,418,000 ($43.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,046,000 ($32.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $882,000 ($27.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $253,000 ($7.82)
    Amusements Sales: $32,000 ($0.99)

Des Moines government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,901,000 ($553.39)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,484,000 ($540.50)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,738,000 ($115.56)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,321,000 ($102.66)

Des Moines government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,346,000 ($567.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $868,000 ($26.83)

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,122 average AGI)
King County:

0.11%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.80% ($69,312 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.66% ($53,673)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($98,405)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,693 average AGI)
King County:

0.15%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.24% ($71,246 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  1.00% ($57,641)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($81,611)
Businesses in Des Moines, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3McDonald's1
AT&T2Nike2
Ace Hardware1Red Robin1
Baskin-Robbins1Safeway2
Church's Chicken1Starbucks3
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS1
KFC1Vons2
Kroger1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Strongest AM radio stations in Des Moines:

  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYIZ (1620 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Des Moines:

  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Des Moines:

  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Des Moines fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 39.4mTotal length
  • $29,243,000Total costs
  • 44,555Total average daily traffic
  • 2,055Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,859Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED139$225,728112$196,308726$224,59224$133,3323$1,484,72745$200,3329$170,637
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$232,67017$225,11192$228,1274$17,3480$010$216,2471$249,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$214,58226$219,584267$255,96815$120,1920$015$222,4101$3,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$202,32314$143,981166$236,2488$121,8561$3,500,00010$187,8841$198,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$313,3673$374,38750$228,7373$171,7670$01$164,3100$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0287.00 , 0288.01, 0289.01, 0289.02, 0290.01, 0290.03, 0300.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$211,82716$268,121
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$278,8929$342,002
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$191,7404$206,783
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$160,4482$169,830
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0287.00 , 0288.01, 0289.01, 0289.02, 0290.01, 0290.03, 0300.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Des Moines, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Des Moines, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 129. The highest number of fire incidents - 183 took place in 2018, and the least - 70 in 2016. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Des Moines, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.0%), and Outside Fires (38.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Des Moines, WA
    • 1,00546.0%Structure Fires
    • 83438.1%Outside Fires
    • 28413.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 642.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Des Moines, WA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Des Moines, WA
  • 60.1%Utility gas
  • 32.0%Electricity
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Des Moines, WA
  • 84.5%Electricity
  • 11.4%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Des Moines compared to Washington state average:

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

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
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