Des Moines County IA Information


Des Moines County Subdivisions

Des Moines County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 40,710
Daytime Population: Workers 22,324
Daytime Population: Residents 21,700
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,024
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 40,009
Population in Familes 31,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 701
Population Density2 98
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $46,477
Average Household Income $59,183
Per Capita Income $25,338


Total Housing Units 18,888 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,292 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,972 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,624 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $106,132
Average Home Value $142,395


Total Households 17,264
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 10,953
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.13% 0.08%
Households 0.21% 0.13%
Families 0.04% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.16%


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, 2017 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 # 22 78th
Median Household Income # 87 13th
Per Capita Income # 77 23rd

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