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Best Places to Live in Des Moines, Iowa

Latitude: 41.573946 Longitude: -93.616708


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Overview
Population:203,433
Pop. Change:3%
State: Iowa
Metro Area: Des Moines Metro Area
County: Polk County
City:Des Moines
Zip Code:50315, 50317, ... 15 more
Real Estate:For Sale
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Des Moines's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Interesting Facts about Des_Moines, Iowa

As of 2012, Des Moines's population is 203,433 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.51 percent.

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The median home cost in Des Moines is $95,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.15 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Des Moines's cost of living is 15.80% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Des Moines public schools spend $5,096 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Des Moines.

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The unemployment rate in Des Moines is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Negative. Des Moines jobs have Decreased by 0.15 percent.


Ranked #2 Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (Large Metro Areas)
Ranked #6 The Best Cities to Relocate to in America
Ranked #12 America's Migraine Hot Spots
Ranked #19 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Large Metros)
Ranked #20 Most Secure Large Cities in the U.S.
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Map Of Des_Moines

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Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 28 minutes.

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Des Moines's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes