In 2019, Des Moines, IA had a population of 216k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $53,525. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Des Moines, IA declined from 215,932 to 215,636, a −0.137% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,251 to $53,525, a 2.44% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Des Moines, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.9%), White (Hispanic) (10%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.13%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.31%). 0% of the households in Des Moines, IA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.
91.9% 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 2019, the median property value in Des Moines, IA was $133,200, and the homeownership rate was 60.1%. Most people in Des Moines, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Des Moines, IA was 2 cars per household.