Des Moines, Iowa 

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Population

214,778

8% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$46,430

Avg. 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, IA
 $159,900 
1989 SW 9th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1447 SqFt
 $159,900 
1989 SW 9th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1447 SqFt
 $165,000 
1200 Emma Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 844 SqFt
 $142,000 
4100 40th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 845 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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Iowa
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning 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 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Des Moines jobs have increased by 2.71%. Learn More...

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. Learn More... 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 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.10%. 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 $132,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.67%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Des Moines

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. Learn More...


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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 or Find top agents in Des Moines

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


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Reviews for Des Moines   47 Reviews
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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Not a city for renters - 9/15/2016
I will be moving to Des Moines due to a job offer. Little did I know that it is extremely expensive to live here. It's a little deceiving since everything you read... Read More

Good housing value for most - 12/24/2014
I'm living in a hotel in Des Moines and looking for a place to live. What I've found is that Des Moines has a tremendous amount of subsidized (known as "income... Read More


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

NEW LISTINGS IN DES MOINES IA
$159,900
1989 SW 9th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$165,000
1200 Emma Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$142,000
4100 40th St
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$159,900
324 E Hughes Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$140,000
3907 SE 25th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$164,000
6710 SW 16th St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

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