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Des Moines, Iowa
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PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Kansas City is 57% less densely populated than Des Moines.
People are 7.9% more likely to be married in Des Moines.
The Median Age is 1.6 years older in Kansas City.

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PEOPLE
 Kansas City, MODes Moines, IAUnited States
 Population475,378210,330321,418,820
 Population - 2010454,876202,095308,745,538
 Population - 2000441,545198,682285,036,114
 Population - 1990435,146193,187251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now9.25%8.87%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now7.66%5.86%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,5092,36491
 Land Area315893,531,905
 Water Area42264,837
 Median Age3533.437.4
 Female Population51.59%51.27%50.81%
 Male Population48.41%48.73%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Kansas City, MODes Moines, IAUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.18%7.94%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.73%7.36%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.24%6.53%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.62%3.36%4.03%
 Age 18 to 203.64%4.62%4.35%
 Age 21 to 245.95%6.06%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3416.60%16.57%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.28%13.06%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5413.52%12.81%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.44%5.87%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.27%4.93%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.30%5.86%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.57%3.30%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.67%1.73%1.85%
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 RACE
 Kansas City, MODes Moines, IAUnited States
 White55.10%68.91%62.77%
 Black28.92%10.70%12.24%
 Asian2.40%4.97%4.95%
 Native American0.39%0.25%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.26%0.10%0.16%
 Other0.20%0.26%0.20%
 Two or More Races2.60%2.51%2.13%
 Hispanic10.15%12.30%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic89.85%87.70%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Kansas City, MODes Moines, IAUnited States
 Households192,79981,239116,211,000
 Family Households107,02148,96576,958,100
 Non Family Households85,77832,27439,253,000
 Household Size2.372.472.63
 Married Population42.27%45.60%50.58%
 Single Population57.73%54.41%49.42%
 Now Married39.96%43.28%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.31%2.32%2.17%
 Never Married39.05%34.71%32.55%
 Widowed5.54%5.89%5.95%
 Divorced13.15%13.81%10.92%
 Married, w/children26.66%31.00%31.68%
 Married, no children36.91%34.58%41.44%
 Single, w/children24.47%23.94%16.94%
 Single, no children11.96%10.48%9.95%

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