|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Des Moines is 212,031. Des Moines, Iowa is the 107th largest city in the US.
Parts of Des Moines are located within Polk County and Warren County.
The peak population of Des Moines was in 2020, when its population was 213,699. In 2020, Des Moines was the 106th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 107th largest city in the US. Des Moines is currently 0.8% smaller than it was in 2020.
Des Moines has grown 6.2% since the 2000. Des Moines, Iowa's growth is below average. 75% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Des Moines has a population density of 2,515.6 people per square mile. Des Moines has the 3rd highest population density in Iowa.
|101||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||222,185||-2.6%|
|105||Port St. Lucie, Florida||217,523||143.9%|
|107||Des Moines, Iowa||212,031||6.2%|
|108||Moreno Valley, California||211,600||47.7%|
|111||Rochester, New York||210,606||-4.0%|
|112||Yonkers, New York||209,530||6.7%|
|113||Fayetteville, North Carolina||208,778||4.6%|
The total voting age population of Des Moines, Iowa, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 149,320. The voting age population is 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.0% of the residents of Des Moines are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Des Moines are 75.8% White, 11.4% Black, 6.2% Asian, 3.9% Two or more races, 2.3% Other, 0.4% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 13.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Des Moines, 16.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 23.2%. On a per-household basis, 12.1% of families are below the poverty line in Des Moines.
Among those aged 16 and older, 70.3% of Des Moines residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 86.3% of Des Moines residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 26.7% have a bachelor's degree and 8.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Des Moines residents aged 5 and older, 18.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.4% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Des Moines is 5.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Des Moines, 10.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Des Moines is $53,525.
In Des Moines, 60.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 39.9% of housing units in Des Moines.
Of all the housing units in Des Moines, 29.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Des Moines, 10.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 9,800 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Des Moines is $855.
In Des Moines, 79.7% of households have an active broadband internet connection.