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Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area&

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Population
634,725
1.9% growth
Median Age
35.8
Median Household Income
$65,704
5.93% growth
Poverty Rate
9.5%
Number of Employees
339,224
3.02% growth
Median Property Value
$175,300
6.44% growth

About the photo: Des Moines skyline shot from East Fort Des Moines

Economy

The economy of Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area employs 339,224 people. The economy of Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 3.06; 1.67; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area are Finance & Insurance (49,735), Healthcare & Social Assistance (44,625), and Retail trade (38,769), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,620), Utilities ($61,914), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,108).

Median household income in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is $65,704. Males in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,310. The income inequality of Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448 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-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area. In Iowa 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 74 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,355. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.

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The closest comparable data for the metropolitan statistical area of Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is from the state of Iowa.

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Diversity

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is home to a population of 634,725 people, from which 95.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is composed of 515,913 White residents (81.3%), 45,921 Hispanic residents (7.23%), 31,522 Black residents (4.97%), 26,391 Asian residents (4.16%), and 13,392 Two+ residents (2.11%). The most common foreign languages in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area are Spanish (28,533 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (5,200 speakers), and African Languages (3,795 speakers), but compared to other places, Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area has a relative high number of Serbo-Croatian (5,200 speakers), Laotian (1,941 speakers), and Thai (928 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area awarded 8,253 degrees. The student population of Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 3,320 male students and 4,933 female students. Most students in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area are White (6,716 and 81.4%), followed by Black or African American (352 and 4.27%), Unknown (318 and 3.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (274 and 3.32%). The largest universities in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area by number of graduates are Des Moines Area Community College (3,573 and 43.3%), Drake University (1,523 and 18.5%), and Grand View University (671 and 8.13%). The most popular majors in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,707 and 20.7%), Registered Nursing (327 and 3.96%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (94 and 1.14%). The median tuition costs in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $35,060 and $35,060 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-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is $175,300, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $164,700 to $175,300, a 6.44% increase. The homeownership rate of Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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