Des Moines County, Iowa Population 2022

Des Moines County, Iowa's estimated population is 38,421 with a growth rate of -0.47% 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 40,241 and has seen a growth of -4.52% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18405,5770.00%
185012,9887,411132.89%
186019,6116,62350.99%
187027,2567,64538.98%
188033,0995,84321.44%
189035,3242,2256.72%
190035,9896651.88%
191036,1451560.43%
192035,520-625-1.73%
193038,1622,6427.44%
194036,804-1,358-3.56%
195042,0565,25214.27%
196044,6052,5496.06%
197046,9822,3775.33%
198046,203-779-1.66%
199042,614-3,589-7.77%
201040,241-2,373-5.57%
201140,066-175-0.43%
201240,2291630.41%
201340,3951660.41%
201440,096-299-0.74%
201539,874-222-0.55%
201639,613-261-0.65%
201739,326-287-0.72%
201839,149-177-0.45%
201938,967-182-0.46%
202038,785-182-0.47%
202138,603-182-0.47%
202238,421-182-0.47%
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Des Moines County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,18489.69%
Black or African American2,3756.05%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.11%
Asian3630.93%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20.01%
Some Other Race1320.34%
Two or More Races1,1272.87%
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Des Moines County, Iowa Population by Race

Des Moines County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2022

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Des Moines County, Iowa Median Age

42.7


Total

41.9


Male

43.8


Female

Des Moines County, Iowa Adults

There are 30,341 adults, (8,109 of whom are seniors) in Des Moines County, Iowa.

Des Moines County, Iowa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Des Moines County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

20,224

51.56%

Male

19,003

48.44%

Des Moines County, Iowa Population by Age

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

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Des Moines County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.5%10.5%
All69.7%30.3%
Non Family60.3%39.7%
Male49%51%
Female41.1%58.9%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Des Moines County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,8502.2969.7
Married7,2422.9489.5
Male1,1642.7149
Female2,0983.0941.1
Non Family6,3461.260.3

2.85

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Des Moines County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4951.81%
9th to 12th Grade1,6355.97%
High School Graduate9,08833.16%
Some College6,77824.73%
Associates Degree3,97314.50%
Bachelors Degree3,63213.25%
Graduate Degree1,8046.58%
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Des Moines County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Des Moines County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American212118
Asian23923677
White24,99823,3155,168
2+ Races36936967
Hispanic60943097
Other Race56562
Black1,19692936
Islander22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 85.71%.

Des Moines County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,830$44,805$29,930
Less Than 9th Grade$16,731$21,296$12,393
High School Graduate$30,315$35,565$22,703
Some College$34,826$45,962$29,087
Bachelors Degree$52,554$62,824$40,577
Graduate Degree$68,520$80,972$58,750

$35,830

Average Earnings

$44,805

Average Male

$29,930

Average Female

Des Moines County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Des Moines County, Iowa Language by Age

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Des Moines County, Iowa Language

96.45% of Des Moines County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.85% of the population.

Des Moines County, Iowa Language

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,2601,30457.70%
Hispanic1,29627220.99%
Multiple1,10218516.79%
White33,4103,93911.79%
Asian363308.26%
Other100NaN%

14.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.92%

Male Poverty Rate

17.59%

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 57.70% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.20%.

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.94%
High School14.02%
Some College10.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.65%

Des Moines County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.99%
Male Unemployed48.26%
Female Employed10.31%
Female Unemployed34.51%

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

Des Moines County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,784$71,566
Families$67,693$84,768
Married Families$84,262$104,535
Non Families$32,284$46,931
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Income by Household Type

Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Des Moines County, Iowa Marital Status

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2,986

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War378
First Gulf War495
Vietnam1,345
Korea257
World War II176

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3480
35 to 54636
55 to 64443
65 to 741,146
75+681

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7169.72%
Black18913.07%
Native American1885.71%
Islander2100.00%
Other Race910.23%
2+ Races529.37%
Hispanic283.62%

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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7.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Des Moines County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.23%

Born in Des Moines County, Iowa

98.08%

Native Born

1.92%

Foreign Born

1.33%

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.08% of Des Moines County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 71.23% having been born in Iowa. 1.33% 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

  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

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