Des Moines

Overview for Des Moines, IA

213,545 people live in Des Moines, where the median age is 34.2 and the average individual income is $31,276. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

213,545

Total Population

34.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$31,276

Average individual Income

Around Des Moines, IA

There's plenty to do around Des Moines, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

52
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
63
Bikeable
Bike Score
32
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mayalu Coffee, Our Creation Cakes, and Hotsy Totsy Food Truck.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.63 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.29 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.96 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.26 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Des Moines, IA

Des Moines has 86,992 households, with an average household size of 2.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Des Moines do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 213,545 people call Des Moines home. The population density is 2,421.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

213,545

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.2

Median Age

49.08 / 50.92%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
86,992

Total Households

2.4

Average Household Size

$31,276

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Des Moines, IA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Des Moines. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Jackson Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Park Ave Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Morris Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Wright Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
River Woods Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
South Union Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Brody Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Des Moines Adventist School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Lovejoy Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Studebaker Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Capitol View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hubbell Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Madison Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
McKinley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Perkins Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Stowe Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Brubaker Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Samuelson Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
St Theresa Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Garton Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Greenwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Phillips Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Delaware Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
St Augustin Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Joshua Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
Cattell Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Findley Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Hanawalt Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Harding Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
King Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Meredith Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Moulton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Walnut Street School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Moore Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
St Anthony Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Callanan Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Goodrell Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Hillis Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Hoyt Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Merrill Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Monroe Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Willard Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Mt Olive Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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