In 2020, Des Moines, IA had a population of 215k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $54,843. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Des Moines, IA declined from 215,636 to 215,408, a −0.106% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,525 to $54,843, a 2.46% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Des Moines, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11%), White (Hispanic) (8.68%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.45%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.53%).
None of the households in Des Moines, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
92% of the residents in Des Moines, IA are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Des Moines, IA are Drake University (1,467 degrees awarded in 2020), Grand View University (590 degrees), and Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (454 degrees).
In 2020, the median property value in Des Moines, IA was $141,300, and the homeownership rate was 59.6%. Most people in Des Moines, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Des Moines, IA was 2 cars per household.