Des Moines, Iowa 

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Population

214,778

+6.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$46,430

Median Home Price

$140,800

Best Places to Live in Des Moines, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Des Moines, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy
Cons
-Entertainment
-Air service
-Harsh winters

Local Listings in Des Moines
 $149,900 
2618 36th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 992 SqFt
 $109,900 
1113 27th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1065 SqFt
 $44,900 
246 E Wall Ave
Bed 1 | Bath 1 | 594 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area

As the cultural and economic heart of Iowa, Des Moines is headquarters to nearly 60 companies and most notably a center for the insurance industry as well as many agriculture-related businesses. Many characterize it as a “gentle” big city, retaining a small-town feel with larger-city amenities, but some also complain of a lack of entertainment and nightlife. It is quintessentially Midwestern with a clean but plain downtown with mostly rectangular tree-lined streets.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Des Moines
Zip Codes: 50317, 50315, 50310, 50320, 50313, 50316, 50312, 50311, 50314, 50321, 12 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 963 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Des Moines is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Des Moines jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Des Moines's cost of living is 18.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Des Moines's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Des Moines, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Polk county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Des Moines's population is 214,778 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Des Moines is $140,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Des Moines public schools spend $13,268 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Des Moines. More Education


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Housing Market in Des Moines

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Reviews for Des Moines   50 Reviews
Rated #5 Among Best Places to Live for a Reason - 10/2/2019
Google these: State of the Air Cleanest Cities ~ US News Best Places to Live ~ Heartland Hotspot: Why Millennials Are Flocking to Des Moines. And there are more for... Read More

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Turn around go back home - 6/26/2019
It’s good and bad, great for the anyone making 6 figures and a professional and drives 30 miles over the speed limit like they do. Iowa is the top ten of lowest minimum... Read More
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It's ok Property values and property taxes, INSANE - 3/26/2019
Lived here for 10+ years. It is an ok place to live. It has everything anyone could ever NEED and most anything you would want. Food options are plenty. ... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN DES MOINES, IOWA
50317, 50315, 50310, 50320, 50313, 50316, 50312, 50311, 50314, 50321, 12 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN DES MOINES
$149,900
2618 36th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$109,900
1113 27th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$44,900
246 E Wall Ave
Bed 1 | Bath 1

$229,900
5452 SE 29th St
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$89,900
417 Hart Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$159,900
8031 Pilmer Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$71,000
2932 Lyon St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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