Latest Data (2016)
Population 215,472
Nationwide Rank 102

Quick Facts

Des Moines, Iowa is the 102nd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Des Moines, Iowa is a city.

Des Moines, Iowa is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Des Moines had its largest population ever.

Des Moines, Iowa's growth is below average. 64% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Des Moines, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 237,940 18.8%
93 Gilbert, Arizona 237,133 102.1%
94 Hialeah, Florida 236,387 4.5%
95 Garland, Texas 234,943 8.7%
96 Fremont, California 233,136 14.1%
97 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 227,715 -0.2%
98 Richmond, Virginia 223,170 12.8%
99 Boise City, Idaho 223,154 14.0%
100 San Bernardino, California 216,239 14.4%
101 Spokane, Washington 215,973 9.6%
102 Des Moines, Iowa 215,472 7.9%
103 Modesto, California 212,175 11.5%
104 Birmingham, Alabama 212,157 -12.3%
105 Tacoma, Washington 211,277 8.9%
106 Fontana, California 209,665 42.8%
107 Rochester, New York 208,880 -4.8%
108 Oxnard, California 207,906 21.1%
109 Moreno Valley, California 205,499 43.4%
110 Fayetteville, North Carolina 204,759 2.6%
111 Aurora, Illinois 201,110 39.1%
112 Glendale, California 200,831 2.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
102 Des Moines 215,472 7.9%
207 Cedar Rapids 131,127 7.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 215,472 102
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