CITY LANDING: About Des Moines

Learn more about the city of Des Moines by reading about the specific demographics and lifestyle that is unique to this city area. This includes local information such as age ranges, population, income, households, schools, search tips, restaurants, shopping, local flavor and more. Knowing the area of Des Moines will be essential if you are going to consider renting in Des Moines. You can also view apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA by clicking the link and search box below.

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Des Moines Demographic Information

  • Age Ranges  
    0-9: 14.59%
    10-17: 10.09%
    18-29: 18.98%
    30-39: 16.05%
    40-49: 14.44%
    50-64: 13.48%
    65 & Over: 12.37%
  • Population  
    Land Area: 75.80 sq mi
    Total Population: 204,498
    Population Density Ranking (National): 59th percentile
    Population Density Ranking (State): 84th percentile
    Population Growth Rate: 0
    Population Growth Rate Ranking (National): 77th percentile
    Population Growth Rate Ranking (State): 98th percentile
  • Income  
    Median Income: $41,103
    Average Income Households W/ Children: $53,526
    Median Income Ranking (National): 50th percentile
    Median Income Ranking (State): 57th percentile
    Average Income Households W/ Children Ranking (National): 51st percentile
    Average Income Households W/ Children Ranking (State): 54th percentile
  • Households  
    Married: 45th percentile
    Single: 55th percentile
    Married With Children: 21st percentile
    Married With No Children: 24th percentile
    Single With Children: 10th percentile
    Single With No Children: 45th percentile
  • Schools  
    Student/Teacher Ratio: 14.67 : 1

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