Des Moines, IA
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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Des Moines IA General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||207,510||3,090,416|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||204,192||3,046,857|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||1.6%||1.4%|
|Population, 2010 ||203,433||3,046,355|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||7.9%||6.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||24.8%||23.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||11.0%||14.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||51.1%||50.5% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||76.4%||91.3%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||10.2%||2.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.5%||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||4.4%||1.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||3.4%||1.8%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||12.0%||5.0%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||70.5%||88.7% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||78.5%||84.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||11.1%||4.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||17.2%||7.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||87.1%||91.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||24.7%||25.7%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||12,245||226,175|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||18.7||18.8|
|Housing units, 2010 ||88,729||1,336,417|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||62.5%||72.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||26.5%||18.4%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$118,200||$124,300|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||81,894||1,226,547|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.44||2.42|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$23,928||$27,027|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$45,836||$51,843|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||18.5%||12.4%|
|Business Attributes||Des Moines||Iowa|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||15,229||259,931|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||3.6%||0.8%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||2.5%||1.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||3.5%||0.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||28.5%||25.5% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||3,552,854||97,592,051|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||2,667,683||41,068,338|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||2,240,789||39,234,649|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$11,450||$13,172|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||378,072||4,737,719|
|Geographic Attributes||Des Moines||Iowa|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||80.87||55,857.13|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||2,515.6||54.5|
|FIPS Code ||21000||19|
|Counties ||Polk County|
| Warren County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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