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 population of Des Moines, IA is 66.5% White Alone, 13.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.7% Black or African American Alone. 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 (1,505 degrees awarded in 2016), Grand View University (645 degrees), and Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (479 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.