Des Moines Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Des Moines Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
32,348

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.2%
5 - 17:
15.6%
18 - 24:
8.0%
25 - 34:
14.0%
35 - 54:
27.5%
55 - 64:
12.8%
Over 65 Years:
16.8%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
3.5%
3.5%
High School Graduates
86.5%
86.5%
College Graduated
26.7%
26.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Des Moines
$36,838
$36,838
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Des Moines
$70,222
$70,222
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
9.8%

Employment Industries in Des Moines

 
Healthcare
11.2%
11.2%
Transportation
10.4%
10.4%
Manufacturing
10.3%
10.3%
Retail
9.8%
9.8%
Construction
9.5%
9.5%
Accommodation
9.3%
9.3%
Education
6.3%
6.3%
Other
5.7%
5.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.4%
5.4%
Administration
5.1%
5.1%
Wholesale
4.4%
4.4%
Public Service
3.7%
3.7%
Finance
2.3%
2.3%
Real estate
2.3%
2.3%
Arts
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
51.3%
51.3%
Black Or African American
7.4%
7.4%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Asian
11.6%
11.6%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
3.0%
3.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
6.6%
6.6%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
19.9%
19.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
12.3%
12.3%
English
8.0%
8.0%
Irish
7.7%
7.7%
Norwegian
5.8%
5.8%
Italian
5.1%
5.1%
Swedish
3.7%
3.7%
French
3.2%
3.2%
European
3.2%
3.2%
Scottish
2.5%
2.5%
African
1.4%
1.4%
Polish
1.3%
1.3%
Northern European
1.1%
1.1%
Scots-Irish
1.1%
1.1%
Dutch
1.0%
1.0%
Danish
0.9%
0.9%
Scandinavian
0.8%
0.8%
Russian
0.8%
0.8%
Ethiopian
0.7%
0.7%
Welsh
0.6%
0.6%
Swiss
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
70.8%
70.8%
Spanish
15.8%
15.8%
Vietnamese
2.7%
2.7%
Tagalog
1.4%
1.4%
African languages
1.4%
1.4%
Pacific Island languages
1.1%
1.1%
Chinese
1.0%
1.0%
Langs. of India
1.0%
1.0%
Laotian
0.5%
0.5%
Japanese
0.5%
0.5%
Korean
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Miao/Hmong
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.2%
0.2%
Portuguese
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
West Germanic languages
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Des Moines Residents:
21.1%