Des Moines, WA Profile: Facts & Data

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Des Moines, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Des Moines had a population of 32,264 as of July 1, 2018. Des Moines ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Des Moines is located at latitude 47.3911 and longitude -122.3155 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Des Moines (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Des Moines (GNIS ID: 2410327) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Des Moines is located within Seattle Division of King County.


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Des Moines, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 32,264
Population in Households 31,726
Population in Familes 24,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 538
Population Density2 4,968
Diversity Index3 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,902
Average Household Income $88,984
Per Capita Income $34,784

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,541 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,443 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,024 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,075 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $337,573
Average Home Value $396,780
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,466
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 7,837
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.02% 1.11%
Households 0.81% 0.92%
Families 0.95% 1.04%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Des Moines, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Moines to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 94th
Population Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 50 92nd
Median Household Income # 218 65th
Per Capita Income # 207 67th

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