Des Moines, Washington Population 2019

Des Moines, Washington's estimated population is 32,364 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Des Moines, Washington is the 39th largest city in Washington based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 5033.51 people/mi² (1943.44 people/km²).

The overall median age is 40.5 years, 38 years for males, and 43.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.6 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.6 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Des Moines, Washington is $60,814, while the mean household income is $79,744.

Des Moines Wa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Des Moines Wa was:

  • White: 58.77%
  • Asian: 12.54%
  • Other race: 10.97%
  • Two or more races: 7.59%
  • Black or African American: 6.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.97%
  • Native American: 0.50%

How Many People Live in Des Moines, Washington?

32,364
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201832,3649012.86%
201731,463840.27%
201631,379650.21%
201531,3142510.81%
201431,0633631.18%
201330,7002150.71%
201230,4853941.31%
201130,0913481.17%
201029,7434760.16%
200029,26711,9845.41%
199017,2839,9058.88%
19807,3783,5076.66%
19703,8711,8716.83%
19602,0001,0003.53%
19401,0000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White18,266
Asian3,897
Some Other Race3,411
Two or More Races2,360
Black or African American2,070
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander922
American Indian and Alaska Native154

Des Moines Wa Population Pyramid 2019

Des Moines Wa Median Age

40.5


Total

38


Male

43.3


Female

Des Moines Wa Adults

There are 24,847 adults, (5,216 of whom are seniors) in Des Moines Wa.

Des Moines Wa Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Des Moines Wa Sex Ratio

Female

15,732

50.62%

Male

15,348

49.38%

Des Moines Wa Households and Families

Des Moines Wa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Des Moines Wa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.6%30.4%
All57.9%42.1%
Non Family53.9%46.1%
Female38.9%61.1%
Male33.7%66.3%

57.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,7042.657.9
Married5,2903.369.6
Non Family4,2691.3353.9
Female1,2883.1738.9
Male8573.7833.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Des Moines Wa Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5146.78%
9th to 12th Grade1,6647.45%
High School Graduate5,58124.98%
Some College5,75825.77%
Associates Degree2,2099.89%
Bachelors Degree3,88717.40%
Graduate Degree1,7297.74%

Des Moines Wa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,82913,0103,939
Asian2,9302,422934
Hispanic2,8431,363198
Other Race1,73062744
Black1,3601,228266
Multiple Races891782296
Islander503365
Native American124957

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 33.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,883$40,439$31,438
Less Than High School$25,000$30,259$19,270
High School Grad$30,126$40,972$23,443
Some College$37,287$38,667$35,810
Bachelors Degree$56,667$64,958$48,207
Graduate Degree$59,091$58,750$60,179

$35,883

Average Earnings

$40,439

Average Male

$31,438

Average Female

Des Moines Wa Language

Des Moines Wa Language by Age

Des Moines Wa Language

69.77% of Des Moines Wa residents speak only English, while 30.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.71% of the population.

Des Moines Wa Poverty

Des Moines Wa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,1701,3138.12%
Asian3,85898225.45%
Hispanic5,63989915.94%
Other3,41051615.13%
Black2,03233816.63%
Multiple2,3461827.76%
Native1544931.82%
Islander922313.36%

12.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.68%

Male Poverty Rate

12.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Des Moines Wa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Des Moines Wa is Native, with 31.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Des Moines Wa is Islander, with 3.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.41%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.00%
High School11.77%
Some College10.32%
Bachelors or Greater3.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.04%
Male Unemployed28.81%
Female Employed9.68%
Male Employed7.76%

Des Moines Wa Income

Des Moines Wa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,814$79,744
Families$72,336$89,770
Married Families$83,146-
Non Families$44,622$55,742

Des Moines Wa Marital Status

Des Moines Wa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Des Moines Wa Married by Age and Sex

Des Moines Wa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Des Moines Wa Marital Status by Race

Des Moines Wa Veterans

1,895

Number of Veterans

1,777

Male Veterans

118

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam768
Korea241
Second Gulf War172
First Gulf War113
World War II101

Des Moines Wa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5899.96%
Black1258.10%
Asian641.96%
2 or More575.24%
Hispanic561.67%
Other301.45%
Hawaiian152.08%
Indian1510.79%

Des Moines Wa Veterans by Education

3.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Des Moines Wa Employment Status

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Des Moines Wa Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.01%

Born in Washington

78.48%

Native Born

21.52%

Foreign Born

12.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.48% of Des Moines Wa residents were born in the United States, with 45.01% having been born in Washington. 12.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.