Des Moines County, Iowa Population 2019

Des Moines County, Iowa's estimated population is 39,417 with a growth rate of -0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Des Moines County, Iowa is the 16th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201739,417-208-0.52%
201639,625-245-0.61%
201539,870-217-0.54%
201440,087-294-0.73%
201340,3811590.40%
201240,2221650.41%
201140,057-181-0.45%
201040,238-2,376-5.58%
199042,614-3,589-7.77%
198046,203-779-1.66%
197046,9822,3775.33%
196044,6052,5496.06%
195042,0565,25214.27%
194036,804-1,358-3.56%
193038,1622,6427.44%
192035,520-625-1.73%
191036,1451560.43%
190035,9896651.88%
189035,3242,2256.72%
188033,0995,84321.44%
187027,2567,64538.98%
186019,6116,62350.99%
185012,9887,411132.89%
18405,5770.00%

Des Moines County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White36,099
Black or African American2,414
Two or More Races934
Asian252
Some Other Race112
American Indian and Alaska Native65

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Des Moines County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Des Moines County, Iowa Median Age

42.5


Total

41.2


Male

43.5


Female

Des Moines County, Iowa Adults

There are 30,768 adults, (7,632 of whom are seniors) in Des Moines County, Iowa.

Des Moines County, Iowa Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Des Moines County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

20,342

51.01%

Male

19,534

48.99%

Des Moines County, Iowa Households and Families

Des Moines County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Des Moines County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
All72.1%27.9%
Non Family61.8%38.2%
Male53.8%46.2%
Female49.1%50.9%

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Des Moines County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,7722.3472.1
Married7,7662.9288.1
Non Family6,1901.1661.8
Female1,7893.3849.1
Male1,0273.1453.8

2.89

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Des Moines County, Iowa Households

Des Moines County, Iowa Education

Des Moines County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5782.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,6245.87%
High School Graduate9,03432.63%
Some College7,37226.62%
Associates Degree3,59612.99%
Bachelors Degree3,88414.03%
Graduate Degree1,6015.78%

Des Moines County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,52823,6465,201
Black1,12295073
Hispanic50738563
Multiple Races35033578
Asian16616660
Other Race71502
Native American443117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.64%.

Des Moines County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,874$40,431$26,428
Less Than High School$19,643$26,573$10,916
High School Grad$25,607$31,416$20,565
Some College$31,044$41,128$25,550
Bachelors Degree$45,871$53,244$40,510
Graduate Degree$64,855$81,016$55,521

$31,874

Average Earnings

$40,431

Average Male

$26,428

Average Female

Des Moines County, Iowa Language

Des Moines County, Iowa Language by Age

Des Moines County, Iowa Language

96.80% of Des Moines County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.20% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.48% of the population.

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,4204,03411.72%
Black2,3721,23351.98%
Hispanic1,13839034.27%
Multiple91927630.03%
Asian2524015.87%
Other1113935.14%
Native651320.00%

15.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.62%

Male Poverty Rate

17.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Des Moines County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Des Moines County, Iowa is Black, with 51.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Des Moines County, Iowa is White, with 11.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.20%.

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.71%
High School12.14%
Some College10.85%
Bachelors or Greater3.59%

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed51.94%
Male Unemployed39.62%
Female Employed11.95%
Male Employed5.81%

Des Moines County, Iowa Income

Des Moines County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,524$63,547
Families$60,973$74,343
Married Families$75,787$
Non Families$30,182$42,672

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Des Moines County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by War

3,179

Number of Veterans

2,943

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,216
First Gulf War508
Second Gulf War436
Korea372
World War II303

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74860
75+851
35 to 54741
55 to 64500
18 to 34227

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,94310.30%
Black15110.76%
2 or More6314.42%
Hispanic487.05%
Indian1738.64%
Other56.10%

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Education

5.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment Status

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Age

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Race

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Des Moines County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Burlington2562525277-348-1.36%
West Burlington30122945-67-2.22%
Mediapolis15601553-7-0.45%
Danville934926-8-0.86%
Middletown316334185.70%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990