Des Moines County IA Information


Des Moines County Subdivisions

Des Moines County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,860
Population in Households 40,158
Population in Familes 31,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 702
Population Density1 98
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 17,461
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 11,123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,018 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,405 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,056 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,557 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $106,215
Average Home Value $139,528


Median Household Income $45,359
Average Household Income $57,973
Per Capita Income $25,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.14%
Households 0.43% 0.28%
Families 0.3% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Des Moines County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Moines County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 85th
Population Density1 # 12 89th
Diversity Index2 # 23 78th
Median Household Income # 80 20th
Per Capita Income # 72 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.