Latest Data (2017)
Population 31,238
Nationwide Rank 1218

Quick Facts

Des Moines, Washington is the 1,218th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Des Moines, Washington is a city.

Des Moines, Washington is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Des Moines had its largest population ever.

Des Moines, Washington's growth is below average. 61% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Des Moines, Washington Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1208 Helena, Montana 31,429 19.2%
1209 Danville, Illinois 31,424 -8.6%
1210 Dover, New Hampshire 31,398 16.4%
1211 Mundelein, Illinois 31,385 0.8%
1212 Statesboro, Georgia 31,379 36.9%
1213 Clearfield, Utah 31,363 20.6%
1214 Savage, Minnesota 31,352 45.1%
1215 Laguna Hills, California 31,318 -2.2%
1216 Wheat Ridge, Colorado 31,294 -4.7%
1217 Alamogordo, New Mexico 31,248 -11.1%
1218 Des Moines, Washington 31,238 5.5%
1219 Shawnee, Oklahoma 31,232 7.1%
1220 Banning, California 31,230 32.0%
1221 San Pablo, California 31,156 3.0%
1222 Goleta, California 31,116 7.9%
1223 Miami Lakes, Florida 31,087 37.1%
1224 Sherwood, Arkansas 31,081 20.2%
1225 Harker Heights, Texas 31,075 75.6%
1226 Michigan City, Indiana 31,056 -5.5%
1227 Algonquin, Illinois 31,017 33.4%
1228 Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 31,006 6.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Washington

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
619 Lakewood 60,296 3.2%
671 Richland 56,243 44.4%
673 Shoreline 56,189 5.6%
745 Burien 51,671 62.4%
746 Olympia 51,609 19.7%
770 Lacey 49,748 57.0%
843 Bothell 45,533 49.4%
907 Edmonds 42,209 6.7%
929 Bremerton 41,041 10.2%
931 Puyallup 41,001 18.7%
1005 Lynnwood 38,273 13.1%
1025 Longview 37,602 8.3%
1030 Issaquah 37,487 116.6%
1100 Mount Vernon 35,051 30.9%
1127 Wenatchee 33,962 18.1%
1144 University Place 33,401 11.2%
1148 Pullman 33,354 33.2%
1164 Walla Walla 32,854 7.6%
1168 Lake Stevens 32,785 159.2%
1218 Des Moines 31,238 5.5%
1298 SeaTac 29,140 14.5%
1457 Maple Valley 25,758 81.3%
1482 Mercer Island 25,261 14.4%
1537 Bainbridge Island 24,522 20.1%
1606 Camas 23,331 80.6%
1607 Moses Lake 23,328 51.0%
1612 Oak Harbor 23,187 17.1%
1626 Tumwater 22,973 55.8%
1632 Kenmore 22,867 22.1%
1715 Mukilteo 21,469 18.5%
1721 Mountlake Terrace 21,337 4.3%
1753 Covington 20,916 47.4%
1758 Mill Creek 20,832 48.8%
1770 Bonney Lake 20,675 74.1%
1778 Battle Ground 20,576 104.9%
1798 Ellensburg 20,326 30.7%
1812 Tukwila 20,144 17.3%
1831 Port Angeles 19,872 7.8%
1883 Arlington 19,212 54.0%
1917 Monroe 18,789 35.1%
2054 Centralia 17,216 15.9%
2066 Anacortes 16,953 16.1%
2121 Aberdeen 16,462 0.2%
2128 Sunnyside 16,407 15.4%
2200 Washougal 15,711 79.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 31,238 1,218
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