Latest Data (2015)
Population 210,330
Nationwide Rank 104

Quick Facts

Des Moines, Iowa is the 104th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Des Moines, Iowa is a city.

Des Moines, Iowa is as large as it has ever been. In 2015 Des Moines had its largest population ever.

Des Moines, Iowa's growth is below average. 70% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Des Moines, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
98 Richmond, Virginia 11.4%
99 Boise City, Idaho 11.6%
100 San Bernardino, California 14.3%
101 Spokane, Washington 8.3%
102 Birmingham, Alabama -12.2%
103 Modesto, California 11.0%
104 Des Moines, Iowa 5.3%
105 Rochester, New York -4.4%
106 Tacoma, Washington 7.2%
107 Fontana, California 41.3%
108 Oxnard, California 20.7%
109 Moreno Valley, California 42.5%
110 Fayetteville, North Carolina 1.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2015 210,330 104
2014 209,220 105
2013 207,510 104
2012 206,688 104
2011 205,879 105
2010 203,433 105
2009 200,538 108
2008 197,639 110
2007 195,701 110
2006 194,880 109
2005 194,362 107
2004 193,574 110
2003 197,106 103
2002 198,652 97
2001 200,500 91
2000 199,607 92
1990 193,333 81
1980 191,003 74
1970 200,587 64
1960 208,982 55
1950 177,965 53
1940 159,819 55
1930 142,559 56
1920 126,468 52
1910 86,368 62
1900 62,139 59
1890 50,093 58
1880 22,408 80