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Des Moines, IA Real Estate

Des Moines, Iowa is located in Polk County. Nearby cities and towns include Windsor Heights, Pleasant Hill, Norwalk, Saylorville, Carlisle, West Des Moines, Altoona, Johnston, Urbandale, Cumming, Clive, Ankeny, Spring Hill, Grimes, Bondurant, Waukee, Hartford, Runnells, Polk City, Mitchellville, Indianola, Martensdale, Elkhart, Ackworth, Alleman, Granger, Bevington, Swan, Van Meter, Valeria, Sandyville, St. Marys, Prairie City, Sheldahl, Dallas Center, De Soto, Colfax, Patterson, Adel, Slater, Mingo, Milo, Pleasantville, Huxley, St. Charles, Cambridge, Madrid, Woodward, Maxwell, and Minburn. Des Moines is an urban community with a population of 209,495. The median household income is $44,772. In Des Moines, 45% of residents are married, and families with children reside in 31% of the households. Half the population of Des Moines commutes 16 minutes or less to work, with 66% of residents holding white collar jobs and 34% residents holding blue collar jobs. The median age of homes in Des Moines, IA is 45 years, with 56% of those homes owned, 36% rented, and 8% not occupied. In the previous year, 3522 Des Moines properties were sold. The median sale price of a home in Des Moines in the previous year was $110,099.

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Des Moines offers a range of educational opportunities with 38 elementary schools, 14 middle schools and 10 high schools.

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Des Moines, IA Local Market & Demographic Data

Married vs. single

Des Moines, IA
  • 55% Single
  • 45% Married
  • 45% Single
  • 55% Married

Male VS. Female

Des Moines, IA
  • 51% Female
  • 49% Male
  • 50% Female
  • 50% Male

Average Age of Citizens in Des Moines, IA

  • 36
  • 39
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa

Average Age of Homes in Des Moines, IA

  • 45
  • 41
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa

Vacant Homes in Des Moines, IA

  • 8%
  • 9%
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  • Iowa

Average INCOME of Citizens

  • $55,911
  • $62,861
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa

Owned Homes vs. Rented Homes

Des Moines, IA
  • 56% Owned
  • 36% Rented
  • 64% Owned
  • 27% Rented