Des Moines, Iowa 

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IOWA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

29,007

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,613,993

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

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

 $112,000 
632 Hull Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 768 SqFt
 $295,000 
2945 Willowmere Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2056 SqFt
 $96,900 
805 Rose Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 888 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

Highlights

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

It's a good time to buy in Des Moines. Home Appreciation is up 5.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Des Moines Real Estate

The median home price in Des Moines is $140,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Des Moines   52 Reviews
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

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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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
$112,000
632 Hull Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$295,000
2945 Willowmere Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$96,900
805 Rose Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 2

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2741 Kinsey Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

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Bed 3 | Bath 1

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3985 NE 48th St
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