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Des Moines is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 31,011 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Des Moines is the 38th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Des Moines are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Des Moines is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Des Moines is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Des Moines who work in office and administrative support (14.37%), food service (8.52%) and management occupations (7.60%).
Also of interest is that Des Moines has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Des Moines is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Des Moines use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Des Moines‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Des Moines are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.04% of adults in Des Moines having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Des Moines in 2010 was $27,933, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,732 for a family of four. However, Des Moines contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Des Moines is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Des Moines home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Des Moines residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Des Moines also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Des Moines include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, Italian and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Des Moines's cultural character, accounting for 24.02% of the city’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Des Moines are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Des Moines is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages, Vietnamese and Indic languages.
|DES MOINES INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||11,347|
|DES MOINES HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||57.02%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||42.98%|
|TYPE OF DES MOINES HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||55.32%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.28%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.35%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||30.94%|
|SIZE OF DES MOINES HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.46%|
|AGE OF DES MOINES HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||6.95%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||49.46%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||38.78%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||4.81%|
|DES MOINES REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$364,762|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,545|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $70,000||4.06%|
|$70,001 - $140,000||3.69%|
|$140,001 - $280,000||22.02%|
|$280,001 - $420,000||39.99%|
|$420,001 - $559,000||16.71%|
|$559,001 - $699,000||7.13%|
|$699,001 - $1,049,000||4.05%|
|$1,049,001 - $1,399,000||1.68%|
|PEOPLE OF DES MOINES||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.22%|
|5 TO 17||15.14%|
|18 TO 24||8.15%|
|25 TO 34||17.19%|
|35 TO 54||25.91%|
|55 TO 64||12.70%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.70%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||84.58%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$58,308|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$27,933|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||14.44%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (14.57%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.25%)
Public Service (3.72%)
Real estate (2.78%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||8.57%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.77%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||1.59%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||5.36%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||7.00%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||16.59%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (15.52%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (67.72%)
African languages (2.99%)
Indic languages (2.43%)
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