In 2017, Des Moines, IA had a population of 215k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $49,999. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Des Moines, IA grew from 212,859 to 214,778, a 0.902% increase and its median household income grew from $48,088 to $49,999, a 3.97% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Des Moines, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), White (Hispanic) (9.57%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.92%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%). N/A% of the people in Des Moines, IA speak a non-English language, and 92.4% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Des Moines, IA are Drake University (1,554 degrees awarded in 2017), Grand View University (646 degrees), and Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (443 degrees).
The median property value in Des Moines, IA is $123,300, and the homeownership rate is 60%. Most people in Des Moines, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Des Moines, IA is 2 cars per household.