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
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WEATHER & CLIMATE
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In the last Presidential election, Polk county remained very strongly Democratic, 56.5% to 41.3%. More Voting Stats
Des Moines's population is 214,778 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.3%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 18.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Des Moines is Real Estate: $140,800
. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.3%.
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