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

$141,900

Best Places to Live in Des Moines, Iowa

Capital city - Just south of geographic center of Iowa
Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Capital city amenities
-Stable economy
Cons
-Entertainment
-Air service
-Harsh winters

Local Listings in Des Moines
 $155,000 
8062 Pilmer Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1008 SqFt
 $99,000 
3509 Columbia St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 756 SqFt
 $380,000 
5093 E 46th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1252 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.


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 2.71%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Des Moines's cost of living is 14.10% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Des Moines's Cost of Living

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 6.28%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Des Moines is $141,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.67%. 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

It's a good time to buy in Des Moines. Home Appreciation is up 6.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Des Moines Real Estate

The median home price in Des Moines is $141,900. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Des Moines   49 Reviews
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

overpriced everything and unfriendly - 1/27/2018
The shock is housing prices here are comparable to bigger cities like Charlotte, Dallas act and should not be. Its a podunk area with no culture, great restaurant with... 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
$155,000
8062 Pilmer Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$99,000
3509 Columbia St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$380,000
5093 E 46th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$118,000
4165 Easton Blvd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$103,000
3219 Oxford St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$90,000
3121 Cornell St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$119,500
3114 1st St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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