Des Moines County, Iowa Population 2018

Des Moines County, Iowa's estimated population is 39,417 with a growth rate of -1.74% 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
201739,417-697-1.74%
201640,1144891.23%
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
White36,446
Black or African American2,239
Two or More Races1,090
Asian179
Some Other Race92
American Indian and Alaska Native68

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Des Moines County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Des Moines County, Iowa Median Age

42.2


Total

40.5


Male

43.4


Female

Des Moines County, Iowa Adults

There are 30,928 adults, (7,541 of which are seniors) in Des Moines County, Iowa.

Des Moines County, Iowa Age Dependency

71.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Des Moines County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

20,365

50.77%

Male

19,749

49.23%

Des Moines County, Iowa Households and Families

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

Des Moines County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
All73.4%26.6%
Non Family63.3%36.7%
Male57.8%42.2%
Female50.2%49.8%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Des Moines County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,6592.3773.4
Married7,6332.9389.5
Non Family6,0141.1563.3
Female2,0053.3850.2
Male1,0073.3457.8

2.92

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

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 Grade5692.05%
9th to 12th Grade1,5955.74%
High School Graduate9,73635.04%
Some College6,90024.84%
Associates Degree3,54612.76%
Bachelors Degree3,86513.91%
Graduate Degree1,5715.65%

Des Moines County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,74223,8745,149
Black1,08991686
Hispanic45336488
Multiple Races32531085
Asian13413439
Native American6847
Other Race6437

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 29.10%.

Des Moines County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,610$37,569$24,994
Less Than High School$17,406$22,454$7,386
High School Grad$25,095$31,430$19,132
Some College$30,184$39,054$24,972
Bachelors Degree$44,338$54,718$39,384
Graduate Degree$65,859$82,083$57,500

$30,610

Average Earnings

$37,569

Average Male

$24,994

Average Female

Des Moines County, Iowa Language

Des Moines County, Iowa Language by Age

Des Moines County, Iowa Language

97.29% of Des Moines County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.71% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.20% of the population.

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White34,8254,65413.36%
Black2,1901,11550.91%
Hispanic1,11751345.93%
Multiple1,07322420.88%
Asian1714727.49%
Native682130.88%
Other921819.57%

16.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.53%

Male Poverty Rate

19.72%

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 50.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Des Moines County, Iowa is White, with 13.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.83%.

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.19%
High School14.74%
Some College11.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.68%

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

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.96%
Male Unemployed38.58%
Female Employed13.49%
Male Employed5.94%

Des Moines County, Iowa Income

Des Moines County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,516$59,263
Families$56,129$69,114
Married Families$71,245$82,863
Non Families$28,655$39,142

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

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

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by War

3,097

Number of Veterans

2,856

Male Veterans

241

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,168
First Gulf War475
Korea409
Second Gulf War385
World War II328

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+880
65 to 74817
35 to 54652
55 to 64513
18 to 34235

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,92310.14%
Black1118.19%
2 or More6013.64%
Hispanic395.95%
Other34.05%

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Education

6.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment Status

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Age

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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