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Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area


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2022 population: 729,053   ( 159,420 from 2010)
Land area: 3612.4 square miles
Population density: 201.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:578,147 79.30% 21.3%
Black:43,1605.92% 62.8%
Indian:1,2930.18% 14.3%
Asian:32,8824.51% 89.1%
2+ races:15,5652.13% 64.3%
Hispanic:58,0067.96% 52.6%
Total non-White:150,90620.70% 61.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:20,059 14.1
Deaths:14,27910.1
Net Migration: 10,1877.2
Net Immigration: 3,5622.5
Change in White population:101,713 17.9
Change in Non-White pop.:57,707 10.1




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
569,633
476,43483.64%
26,5084.65%
1,1310.20%
17,3873.05%
9,4761.66%
38,0046.67%
93,19916.36%

2000
481,394
425,97088.49%
18,2873.80%
1,0250.21%
10,4472.17%
5,7051.19%
19,3554.02%
55,42411.51%

1990
416,346
388,00793.19%
14,4623.47%
9580.23%
5,9461.43%
n/a
6,9731.67%
28,3396.81%

1980
392,141
368,63694.01%
13,8633.54%
8030.20%
3,3920.86%
n/a
4,8931.25%
23,5055.99%

1970
363,419
346,58895.37%
11,8933.27%
2890.08%
5020.14%
n/a
3,6251.00%
16,831 4.63%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
74,957 15.6
35,0637.3
31,0866.5
9,4592.0
50,464 10.5
37,775 7.8
1990's
NumberRate
68,952 16.6
35,8298.6
13,8133.3
10,6602.6
37,963 9.1
27,085 6.5
1980's
NumberRate
62,884 16.0
33,105 8.4
-4,349 -1.1
n/a
19,371 4.9
4,834 1.2
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-2,308 -0.6
n/a
22,048 6.1
6,674 1.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.7
175,301 24.0%
553,752 76.0%
100,294 13.8%
283,928
2.46
178,801 63.0%
137,821 77.1%
18,154 10.2%
105,127 37.0%

2010
NumberPercent
35.3
148,053 26.0%
421,580 74.0%
63,679 11.2%
223,268
2.50
146,144 65.5%
113,547 77.7%
14,662 10.0%
77,124 34.5%

2000
NumberPercent
34.9
124,824 25.9%
356,570 74.1%
55,421 11.5%
189,588
2.48
126,889 66.9%
102,881 81.1%
11,231 8.9%
62,699 33.1%

1990
NumberPercent
32.8
106,452 25.6%
309,894 74.4%
50,380 12.1%
162,528
2.50
111,590 68.7%
92,601 83.0%
9,295 8.3%
50,938 31.3%

1980
NumberPercent
30.1
110,649 28.2%
281,492 71.8%
43,068 11.0%
146,331
2.62
104,305 71.3%
89,429 85.7%
7,979 7.6%
42,026 28.7%

2022 Housing Data for Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units303,147 
Median Value$238,398 
Occupied283,92893.7%
Vacant19,2196.3%
Owned197,71169.6%
Rented86,21730.4%
Median Rent$1,050 
Single-Family Units221,40273.0%
    Detached199,39265.8%
    Attached22,0107.3%
Buldings with 5+ Units62,92120.8%
Mobile Homes6,9462.3%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0009,2623.3%
$10,000 to $14,9997,5782.7%
$15,000 to $19,9997,4882.6%
$20,000 to $24,9998,1062.9%
$25,000 to $29,9999,1793.2%
$30,000 to $34,9999,9463.5%
$35,000 to $39,99910,0903.6%
$40,000 to $44,99910,1153.6%
$45,000 to $49,99911,1693.9%
$50,000 to $59,99920,1007.1%
$60,000 to $74,99928,2029.9%
$75,000 to $99,99939,77814.0%
$100,000 to $124,99931,98011.3%
$125,000 to $149,99923,1988.2%
$150,000 to $199,99928,86210.2%
$200,000 or more28,87510.2%
Median Household Income82,058 
Per Capita Income42,731 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.92 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI9,8793.5%
Public Assistance6,5112.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps29,57410.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed332,30478.6%
Unemployed14,0663.3%
In Armed Forces1,2500.3%
Total Labor Force347,62082.2%
Not in Labor Force75,03317.8%
Real Unemployment Rate 21.1%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector149,358115,98056.3%
Non-Profit11,18222,45333.2%
Self-Employed18,71513,04458.9%
Local Government9,24314,50638.9%
State Government5,9599,04839.7%
Federal Government4,1972,99258.4%
Total Private + Self168,073129,02456.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.30,58148,99938.4%
Total198,654178,02352.7%
Pct. Govt.12.2%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts74,50719.7%
Sales and Office Occupations79,04520.9%
Professional, Technical93,04624.7%
Service Occupations53,77714.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,7540.5%
All others76,94420.4%
White Collar 65.4%
Industry
 Number%
Finance and insurance51,239185.6%
Health care and social assistance48,912177.2%
Retail trade41,814151.5%
Manufacturing34,273124.1%
Educational services31,191113.0%
Professional, scientific, technical25,48892.3%
Construction25,00890.6%
Accommodation and food services19,55270.8%
Other services16,92861.3%
Transportation and warehousing15,94657.8%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.14,15951.3%
Public administration13,26748.1%
Wholesale trade11,02139.9%
Information6,66624.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation6,22222.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing6,15622.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting5,98921.7%
Utilities2,82310.2%
Management4821.7%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1830.7%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican38,4935.41%
Puerto Rican2,5790.36%
Cuban7090.10%
Dominican1960.03%
Total Central American6,7020.94%
Costa Rican2000.03%
Guatemalan1,6290.23%
Honduran8460.12%
Nicaraguan2940.04%
Panamanian2030.03%
Salvadoran3,4940.49%
Other Central American360.01%
Total South American2,4380.34%
Argentinean1920.03%
Bolivian410.01%
Chilean2300.03%
Colombian7990.11%
Ecuadorian5180.07%
Paraguayan90.00%
Peruvian4260.06%
Uruguayan20.00%
Venezuelan2210.03%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic2,7080.38%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian6,3580.89%
Vietnamese3,7030.52%
Burmese3,6290.51%
Laotian2,7210.38%
Chinese2,3460.33%
Korean1,7250.24%
Filipino1,2050.17%
Thai8150.11%
Bhutanese5880.08%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English585,10088.0%
Spanish33,8645.1%
Other Asian11,2281.7%
Other7,1621.1%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic7,0551.1%
Other Indo-European5,6390.8%
Arabic4,9910.8%
Vietnamese3,5010.5%
Chinese2,1920.3%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German185,31326.0%
Irish92,93313.1%
English76,54510.8%
Norwegian29,0974.1%
American27,7473.9%
Dutch24,0983.4%
Italian21,9603.1%
Swedish18,9582.7%
European15,1482.1%
French11,7391.6%
Scottish11,4591.6%
Danish9,2531.3%
Polish9,1721.3%
Czech6,0350.8%
Welsh5,7310.8%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen680,63795.7%
Not a citizen30,8534.3%
Native652,15791.7%
Foreign-born59,3338.3%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
13,858 2.9%16,175 3.4%121,084 25.5%140,880 29.7%124,712 26.3%58,042 12.2%
  Average years of education: 13.9
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 13,858 2.9%
9-12 Years 16,175 3.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 121,084 25.5%
Some College 140,880 29.7%
Bach. Degree 124,712 26.3%
Grad Degree 58,042 12.2%
Average years of education: 13.9

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 512,988 495,620 17,368 3.4%
1991 520,864 501,722 19,142 3.7%
1992 542,704 523,388 19,316 3.6%
1993 558,778 538,864 19,914 3.6%
1994 565,530 549,322 16,208 2.9%
1995 574,998 559,412 15,586 2.7%
1996 584,106 567,972 16,134 2.8%
1997 580,456 565,684 14,772 2.5%
1998 584,796 571,896 12,900 2.2%
1999 584,046 572,398 11,648 2.0%
2000 591,148 577,232 13,916 2.4%
2001 600,728 583,542 17,186 2.9%
2002 619,246 596,934 22,312 3.6%
2003 613,280 588,390 24,890 4.1%
2004 619,284 591,890 27,394 4.4%
2005 629,348 603,742 25,606 4.1%
2006 645,726 623,536 22,190 3.4%
2007 655,926 632,346 23,580 3.6%
2008 666,202 638,688 27,514 4.1%
2009 669,300 628,240 41,060 6.1%
2010 682,118 641,294 40,824 6.0%
2011 682,404 643,894 38,510 5.6%
2012 685,622 650,768 34,854 5.1%
2013 701,556 668,770 32,786 4.7%
2014 716,626 687,196 29,430 4.1%
2015 718,048 692,598 25,450 3.5%
2016 730,586 706,306 24,280 3.3%
2017 736,982 715,412 21,570 2.9%
2018 752,550 733,614 18,936 2.5%
2019 774,326 753,034 21,292 2.7%
2020 749,446 708,076 41,370 5.5%
2021 769,044 740,010 29,034 3.8%
2022 790,374 769,834 20,540 2.6%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com