Des Moines, Iowa 

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Population

214,778

+6.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$46,430

Median Home Price

$140,800

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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.

Des Moines, IA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive downtown
Capital city amenities
Stable economy
Cons
Entertainment
Air service
Harsh winters


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

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Des Moines is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.3%. 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 Real Estate: $140,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.

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 5.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Des Moines is $140,800.

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Reviews for Des Moines   53 Reviews
Living in Des Moines as a teen - 12/21/2020
Des Moines is a ok and pretty quiet place but as a teen it could be dramatic because Des Moines do have is fair or violents places to avoid in Des Moines would be the... Read More

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Scary - 4/4/2020
This city is violent, there are too many gangs especially on the north... Read More
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Parka and meat loaf - 11/20/2019
Good for the old that like slow pace and cheap buffets. Also good for non-descript mid-westerners that don't like a lot of action. No nightlife or mountains to hike... 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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