Des Moines County, Iowa Population 2024

37,865

Des Moines County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 37,865 with a growth rate of -0.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Des Moines County, Iowa is the 17th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 40,243 and has seen a growth of -5.91% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202936,795-214-0.58%
202837,009-214-0.57%
202737,223-214-0.57%
202637,437-214-0.57%
202537,651-214-0.57%
202437,865-214-0.56%
202338,079-214-0.56%
202238,293-214-0.56%
202138,507-309-0.8%
202038,816-235-0.6%
201939,051-208-0.53%
201839,259-141-0.36%
201739,400-319-0.8%
201639,719-190-0.48%
201539,909-218-0.54%
201440,127-294-0.73%
201340,4211740.43%
201240,2471730.43%
201140,074-169-0.42%
201040,243
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%
18405,577-31,218-84.84%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.56% (-214)
County Website
Des Moines County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
40,243
Area
416 mi²
Density
91 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-5.91% (-2,378)
Founded
1834

Des Moines County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White33,94187.42%
Two or more races2,1485.53%
Black or African American2,0435.26%
Asian4461.15%
Other race2290.59%
Native American160.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Des Moines County, Iowa Population by Race

Des Moines County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Des Moines County, Iowa Median Age

42.1

Total

41.4

Male

42.8

Female

Des Moines County, Iowa Adults

There are 30,086 adults, (8,047 of whom are seniors) in Des Moines County, Iowa.

Des Moines County, Iowa Age Dependency

76.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Des Moines County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female19,70650.76%
Male19,11849.24%

Des Moines County, Iowa Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,2512.2169.930.1
Married7,2442.9290.99.1
Non Family6,9981.258.141.9
Female2,0962.9541.758.3
Male9132.6459.540.5
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2.81

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Des Moines County, Iowa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Des Moines County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 30.21%.

Des Moines County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,870

Average Earnings

$52,120

Average Male

$33,744

Average Female

Des Moines County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Des Moines County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Des Moines County, Iowa Language

96.8% of Des Moines County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.47% of the population.

Des Moines County, Iowa Language

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White32,4163,96812.24%
Black1,82789548.99%
Multiple2,12745421.34%
Hispanic1,45737525.74%
Other2299240.17%
Asian446357.85%
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14.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

17.2%

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 48.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Des Moines County, Iowa is Asian, with 7.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.46%.

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.25%
High School14.24%
Some College11.71%
Bachelors or Greater4.49%
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Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.67%
Male Unemployed38.8%
Female Employed9.85%
Male Employed6.18%
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Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Des Moines County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

46.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Des Moines County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,688

Number of Veterans

2,468

Male Veterans

220

Female Veterans

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Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Des Moines County, Iowa 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

76.01%

Born in Des Moines County, Iowa

97.79%

Native Born

2.21%

Foreign Born

1.45%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.79% of Des Moines County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 76.01% having been born in Iowa. 1.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Des Moines County, Iowa Place of Birth

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