Des Moines Demographics


  • Total Population31,080
  • Male Population(49.4 %) 15,348
  • Female Population(50.6 %) 15,732
  • Median Age40.50
There are currently 31,080 people living in Des Moines. Out of the total population number, 15,348 are men and 15,732 are women. The median age for Des Moines dwellers is 40.50.


  • White Collar11,128
  • Blue Collar4,604
There are currently 11,128 white-collar jobs and 4,604 blue-collar jobs in Des Moines.


  • Total Households11,704
  • Family Households7,435
  • Non-family Households4,269
  • Households With Children3,605
  • Households Without Children8,099
  • Average People Per Household2.60
There are currently 11,704 households in Des Moines. Out of this total, 7,435 are family households, 4,269 are non-family households, 3,605 are households with children and 8,099 are households without children. The average number of people per household in Des Moines is 2.60.

Education(Number of people who have achieved the following levels of education)

  • No High School1,564
  • Some High School8,794
  • Some College7,967
  • Associate Degree2,416
  • Bachelors Degree4,083
  • Graduate Degree1,738
There are 1,564 people living in Des Moines without a high school degree, 8,794 people with some high school degree and 7,967 people with a college degree. 2,416 people have an associate degree, 4,083 hold a bachelor’s degree, while 1,738 boast a graduate degree.

Marital Status(Number of people who have the following marital status)

  • Never Married8,263
  • Married12,895
  • Separated485
  • Widowed1,791
  • Divorced3,086
8,263 of the people living in Des Moines have never been married, while 12,895 are married and 485 are separated. A total of 1,791 people are widowed and 3,086 people are divorced.


  • Average Household Income$79,744
  • Median Household Income$60,814
  • Median Income Under 25$37,438
  • Median Income 25-44$58,433
  • Median Income 45-64$80,862
  • Median Income Over 65$48,880

The average household income for people living in Des Moines is $79,744, while the median household income is $60,814. The median income in Des Moines is $37,438 for those under 25, $58,433 for those aged 25 to 44, $80,862 for those aged 45 to 64, and $48,880 for those over the age of 65.


Demographic information is extracted from the Unites States Census Bureau and is deemed reliable, however, COMMERCIALCafé can offer no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods.