Des Moines County IA Information


Des Moines County Subdivisions

Des Moines County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 40,028
Population in Households 39,430
Population in Familes 30,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 598
Population Density1 96
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $48,204
Average Household Income $61,243
Per Capita Income $26,131


Total Housing Units 18,808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,356 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,587 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,865 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $111,105
Average Home Value $142,536


Total Households 16,943
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 10,731
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.24%
Households -0.04% -0.23%
Families -0.21% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


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, 2018 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 Density # 12 89th
Diversity Index # 24 77th
Median Household Income # 83 17th
Per Capita Income # 81 19th

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