Latest Data (2016)
Population 31,172
Nationwide Rank 1212

Quick Facts

Des Moines, Washington is the 1,212th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Des Moines, Washington is a city.

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

Des Moines, Washington's growth is below average. 66% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Des Moines, Washington Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
1202 Dania Beach, Florida 31,422 14.8%
1203 Statesboro, Georgia 31,419 37.0%
1204 Plainfield, Indiana 31,409 53.0%
1205 Naugatuck, Connecticut 31,392 1.1%
1206 Wheat Ridge, Colorado 31,372 -4.5%
1207 Lebanon, Tennessee 31,317 52.7%
1208 Alamogordo, New Mexico 31,283 -11.0%
1209 Princeton, New Jersey 31,249 130.5%
1210 Kaysville, Utah 31,243 52.9%
1211 Cedar City, Utah 31,223 50.6%
1212 Des Moines, Washington 31,172 5.3%
1213 Helena, Montana 31,169 18.2%
1214 Michigan City, Indiana 31,157 -5.2%
1215 Dover, New Hampshire 31,153 15.5%
1216 Banning, California 31,026 31.1%
1217 Southlake, Texas 30,991 41.9%
1218 Galesburg, Illinois 30,960 -8.1%
1219 Gurnee, Illinois 30,957 6.9%
1220 Algonquin, Illinois 30,947 33.1%
1221 Aiken, South Carolina 30,937 18.2%
1222 Woodstock, Georgia 30,929 175.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Washington

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
606 Lakewood 60,665 3.8%
678 Shoreline 55,333 4.0%
683 Richland 54,989 41.2%
746 Olympia 51,202 18.7%
749 Burien 50,997 60.3%
803 Lacey 47,688 50.5%
849 Bothell 44,546 46.2%
905 Edmonds 41,840 5.7%
926 Bremerton 40,675 9.2%
927 Puyallup 40,640 17.7%
1002 Lynnwood 38,092 12.5%
1025 Longview 37,337 7.5%
1026 Issaquah 37,322 115.7%
1104 Mount Vernon 34,590 29.2%
1122 Wenatchee 33,921 18.0%
1141 University Place 33,288 10.8%
1142 Pullman 33,282 32.9%
1182 Walla Walla 32,132 5.2%
1192 Lake Stevens 31,679 150.4%
1212 Des Moines 31,172 5.3%
1294 SeaTac 28,873 13.4%
1451 Maple Valley 25,698 80.8%
1483 Mercer Island 25,134 13.9%
1534 Bainbridge Island 24,404 19.5%
1600 Oak Harbor 23,204 17.1%
1638 Moses Lake 22,641 46.5%
1643 Tumwater 22,538 52.8%
1649 Camas 22,449 73.7%
1655 Kenmore 22,357 19.4%
1707 Mukilteo 21,462 18.4%
1718 Mountlake Terrace 21,182 3.5%
1772 Covington 20,478 44.4%
1785 Bonney Lake 20,310 71.0%
1786 Mill Creek 20,303 45.1%
1797 Battle Ground 20,110 100.3%
1806 Tukwila 20,033 16.6%
1818 Port Angeles 19,833 7.6%
1824 Ellensburg 19,786 27.2%
1880 Arlington 19,112 53.2%
1941 Monroe 18,408 32.4%
2050 Centralia 16,982 14.3%
2080 Anacortes 16,681 14.2%
2117 Sunnyside 16,411 15.4%
2122 Aberdeen 16,334 -0.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 31,172 1,212
2015 31,221 1,197
2014 31,011 1,197
2013 30,687 1,203
2012 30,449 1,196
2011 30,082 1,199
2010 29,673 1,203
2009 29,258 1,202
2008 29,026 1,194
2007 29,014 1,187
2006 29,011 1,179
2005 28,773 1,176
2004 28,736 1,160
2003 28,867 1,140
2002 29,178 1,124
2001 29,417 1,102
2000 29,583 1,085
1990 26,865 1,041