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Population
40,114
0.23% decline
Median Age
42.2
Median Household Income
$44,516
0.21% growth
Poverty Rate
16.7%
Number of Employees
19,154
1.89% growth
Median Property Value
$98,000
0.2% decline

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Economy

The economy of Des Moines County, IA employs 19,154 people. The economy of Des Moines County, IA is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.9; 1.43; and 1.14 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Des Moines County, IA are Manufacturing (3,755), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,714), and Retail trade (2,476), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,083), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($39,028), and Transportation & Warehousing ($38,438).

Median household income in Des Moines County, IA is $44,516. Males in Des Moines County, IA have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,005. The income inequality of Des Moines County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Des Moines County, IA. In Des Moines County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,019. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.

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Diversity

Des Moines County, IA is home to a population of 40,114 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Des Moines County, IA is composed of 35,444 White residents (88.4%), 2,221 Black residents (5.54%), 1,147 Hispanic residents (2.86%), 1,055 Two+ residents (2.63%), and 179 Asian residents (0.45%). The most common foreign languages in Des Moines County, IA are Spanish (400 speakers), German (147 speakers), and Arabic (55 speakers), but compared to other places, Des Moines County, IA has a relative high number of Hebrew (53 speakers), German (147 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (43 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Des Moines County, IA awarded 669 degrees. The student population of Des Moines County, IA is skewed towards females, with 251 male students and 418 female students. Most students in Des Moines County, IA are White (573 and 85.7%), followed by Two or more races (23 and 3.44%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 3.29%), and Black or African American (20 and 2.99%). The largest universities in Des Moines County, IA by number of graduates are Southeastern Community College (669 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Des Moines County, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (292 and 43.6%), Registered Nursing (69 and 10.3%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (20 and 2.99%). The median tuition costs in Des Moines County, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Des Moines County, IA is $98,000, which is 0.48 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $98,200 to $98,000, a 0.2% increase. The homeownership rate of Des Moines County, IA is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Des Moines County, IA have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Des Moines County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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