Des Moines, Minnesota Population 2024

227

Des Moines is a city located in Jackson County Minnesota. Des Moines has a 2024 population of 227. Des Moines is currently declining at a rate of -1.73% annually and its population has decreased by -3.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 236 in 2020.

The average household income in Des Moines is $135,085 with a poverty rate of 8.91%. The median age in Des Moines is 54 years: 52.8 years for males, and 56.1 years for females.

Des Moines Demographics

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

  • White: 99.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
30.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.81% (-9)
The current population of Des Moines, Minnesota is 227 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 236.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20199.5%
Two or more races10.5%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Des Moines Population by Race

Des Moines Population Pyramid 2024

Des Moines Median Age

54

Total

52.8

Male

56.1

Female

Des Moines Adults

There are 167 adults, (35 of whom are seniors) in Des Moines.

Des Moines Age Dependency

53

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Des Moines Sex Ratio

Female9547.03%
Male10752.97%

Des Moines Population by Age

Des Moines Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All802.4988.811.3
Married562.9191.18.9
Non Family201.19010
Male33.6733.366.7
Female131000

2.88

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

88.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Des Moines Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree2516.23%
Bachelors Degree3623.38%
Graduate Degree1912.34%
High School Graduate4126.62%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College3321.43%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Des Moines Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Des Moines Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15315354
2+ Races111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Des Moines Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$53,750
Graduate Degree$90,000$133,250$39,583
High School Graduate$33,958$33,750$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$42,083$48,750$39,063
Some College$52,500$83,750$0

$42,083

Average Earnings

$48,750

Average Male

$39,063

Average Female

Des Moines Earnings by Educational Attainment

Des Moines Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Des Moines Language

97.8% of Des Moines residents speak only English, while 2.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Des Moines Language

Des Moines Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White201188.96%

8.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.41%

Male Poverty Rate

9.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Des Moines

The race most likely to be in poverty in Des Moines is White, with 8.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Des Moines is White, with 8.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.07%.

Des Moines Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School12.2%
Bachelors or Greater10.91%
Some College3.45%

Des Moines Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.48%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Des Moines Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Des Moines Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$96,250$127,443
Households$83,333$135,085
Married Families$125,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$73,750$151,750

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Des Moines Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

70.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

72.4%

Male Marriage Rate

67.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Des Moines Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Des Moines Marriage

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

Des Moines Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Des Moines Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11

Number of Veterans

10

Male Veterans

1

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam5
First Gulf War3
Second Gulf War1
Korea0
World War II0

Des Moines Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 745
55 to 644
35 to 542
18 to 340
75+0

Des Moines Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White116.63%

Des Moines Veterans by Race

Des Moines Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Des Moines Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Des Moines Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Des Moines Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Des Moines Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.81%

Born in Des Moines

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Des Moines residents were born in the United States, with 68.81% having been born in Minnesota. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Des Moines Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029207-4-1.9%
2028211-4-1.86%
2027215-4-1.83%
2026219-4-1.79%
2025223-4-1.76%
2024227-4-1.73%
2023231-4-1.7%
2022235-4-1.67%
202123931.27%
202023693.96%
2019227-1-0.44%
2018228-3-1.3%
201723100%
2016231-5-2.12%
2015236-3-1.26%
201423900%
201323910.42%
201223820.85%
201123600%
201023600%

Des Moines Population by Year