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Des Moines, Iowa Crime Rate Indexes


2012 Crime Rate Indexes Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Total Crime Risk Index 114 108 100
Murder Risk Index 119 112 100
Rape Risk Index 122 131 100
Robbery Risk Index 145 115 100
Assault Risk Index 84 111 100
Burglary Risk Index 138 109 100
Larceny Risk Index 169 108 100
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk Index 142 104 100

Crime Risk Index (100 = National Average): Index score for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average total crime risk, while 50 indicates half the national risk. We encourage you to consult with a knowledgeable local real estate agent or contact the local police department for any additional information.

Crime Indexes are based on numerous current and historical datasets as well as proprietary modeling algorithms which estimate values at more granular geographic levels when specific data is either unavailable or impractical to aggregate. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, these are estimates and should only be used as a guide. For detailed information regarding crime and safety in a community, please contact local law enforcement agencies.

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Des Moines, Iowa Education Level Profile and Enrollment Statistics


2012 Highest Education Level Attained (Population Age 25+) Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Did Not Complete High School 14.38% 9.5% 13.9%
Completed High School 32.96% 32.92% 27.74%
Some College 21.75% 22% 21.45%
Completed Associate Degree 9.14% 10.13% 7.76%
Completed Bachelors Degree 14.67% 17.5% 18.25%
Completed Graduate Degree 4.76% 5.51% 7.67%
2012 Education Enrollment (Population Age 3+) Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Education Index 102 115 100
Public Pre-school 0.99% 1.22% 0.89%
Private Pre-school 0.86% 0.69% 0.71%
Public School Kindergarten 1.45% 1.31% 1.23%
Private School Kindergarten 0.12% 0.14% 0.18%
Public School Grades 1 through 4 5.51% 4.97% 4.93%
Private School Grades 1 through 4 0.4% 0.57% 0.56%
Public School Grades 5 through 8 5.04% 4.97% 4.91%
Private School Grades 5 through 8 0.46% 0.6% 0.56%
Public School Grades 9 through 12 5.6% 5.32% 5.51%
Private School Grades 9 through 12 0.39% 0.44% 0.55%
Public Undergraduate College 2.86% 4.49% 4.91%
Private Undergraduate College 3.52% 1.69% 1.4%
Public Graduate or Professional School 2.86% 0.91% 0.83%
Private Graduate or Professional School 3.52% 0.41% 0.59%
Not Enrolled in School 71.71% 72.26% 72.24%

Highest Education Level Attained (Populations Age 25+): The data represents the percentage of people in the area over age 25 who have attained a particular education level.

Education Index: The Education Index for Zip Codes and places are comprised of a combination of socio-demographic characteristics. These index scores are not based statistically upon the performance of specific schools, programs or colleges located in these areas.

Education Enrollment (Population Age 3+): The data represents the percentage of people in the area over age 3 who are currently enrolled at each type of learning institution.

Index score: (100 = National Average) for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average.

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Des Moines, Iowa Quality of Life Indexes


2012 Quality of Life Indexes Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Quality of Life Index 50 49 100
Amusement Index 100 142 100
Culture Index 104 50 100
Earthquake Index 15 18 100
Education Index 102 115 100
Medical Index 99 115 100
Mortality Index (All Causes) 80 173 100
Religion Index 125 119 100
Restaurant Index 114 92 100
Weather Index 83 58 100

Quality of Life Index: Based on the results of a study group, this index is calculated based on what variables affect individuals as they search for a new home, how much they would enjoy living in a place and the impact of each selected variable. For example, the crime index affects the total quality of life index negatively and the amusement index affects it positively.

Positive Variables Weighted for Quality of Life Index: Amusement, Culture, Education, Medical, Religion, Restaurants and Weather.

Negative Variables Weighted for Quality of Life Index: Crime, Earthquake and Mortality

Index score: (100 = National Average) for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average

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Des Moines, Iowa Weather, Forecast, Temperature and Precipitation Statistics


2012 Weather Summary Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Weather Index 83 58 100
Hail Index 88 129 100
Hurricane Index 4 2 100
Tornado Index 189 116 100
Wind Index 50 94 100
 
Annual Maximum Avg. Temperature 60 °F 58 °F N/A
Annual Minimum Avg. Temperature 40 °F 38 °F N/A
Annual Avg. Temperature 49.9 °F 48.3 °F N/A
Percent of Possible Sunshine 59 60 N/A
Mean Sky Cover (Sunrise to Sunset - Out of 10) 6 6 N/A
Mean Number of Days Clear (Out of 365 Days) 105 100 N/A
Mean Number of Days Rain (Out of 365 Days) 108 106 N/A
Mean Number of Days Snow (Out of 365 Days) 10 11 N/A
Avg. Annual Precipitation (Total Inches) 33" 32" N/A
Avg. Annual Snowfall (Total Inches) 33" 34" N/A
2012 Average Monthly Low Temperature Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Avg. Annual Low Temperature 40 °F 38 °F N/A
Avg. January Low Temperature 11.66 °F 9.18 °F N/A
Avg. February Low Temperature 16.38 °F 14.22 °F N/A
Avg. March Low Temperature 27.01 °F 25.2 °F N/A
Avg. April Low Temperature 39.65 °F 37.69 °F N/A
Avg. May Low Temperature 50.77 °F 48.92 °F N/A
Avg. June Low Temperature 60.51 °F 58.82 °F N/A
Avg. July Low Temperature 65.01 °F 63.1 °F N/A
Avg. August Low Temperature 62.82 °F 60.64 °F N/A
Avg. September Low Temperature 53.69 °F 51.62 °F N/A
Avg. October Low Temperature 42.28 °F 39.96 °F N/A
Avg. November Low Temperature 29.07 °F 27.18 °F N/A
Avg. December Low Temperature 17.33 °F 15.24 °F N/A
2012 Average Monthly High Temperature Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Avg. Annual High Temperature 60 °F 58 °F N/A
Avg. January High Temperature 29.89 °F 27.7 °F N/A
Avg. February High Temperature 35.02 °F 33.06 °F N/A
Avg. March High Temperature 46.29 °F 44.92 °F N/A
Avg. April High Temperature 61.41 °F 60.15 °F N/A
Avg. May High Temperature 72.52 °F 71.67 °F N/A
Avg. June High Temperature 81.45 °F 80.62 °F N/A
Avg. July High Temperature 86.34 °F 84.76 °F N/A
Avg. August High Temperature 84.22 °F 82.51 °F N/A
Avg. September High Temperature 76.17 °F 75.04 °F N/A
Avg. October High Temperature 64.65 °F 63.23 °F N/A
Avg. November High Temperature 47.84 °F 46.26 °F N/A
Avg. December High Temperature 34.36 °F 32.41 °F N/A
2012 Average Monthly Precipitation Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Avg. Annual Precipitation 33" 32" N/A
Avg. January Precipitation 1.04" 0.89" N/A
Avg. February Precipitation 1.16" 0.93" N/A
Avg. March Precipitation 2.21" 2.16" N/A
Avg. April Precipitation 3.52" 3.22" N/A
Avg. May Precipitation 4.13" 4.22" N/A
Avg. June Precipitation 4.63" 5.2" N/A
Avg. July Precipitation 4.22" 4.64" N/A
Avg. August Precipitation 4.4" 4.41" N/A
Avg. September Precipitation 3.24" 3.12" N/A
Avg. October Precipitation 2.63" 2.49" N/A
Avg. November Precipitation 2.1" 2.17" N/A
Avg. December Precipitation 1.29" 1.16" N/A

Annual Heating Degree Days (HDD): A form of Degree Day used to estimate energy requirements for heating. Typically, heating degree days are calculated as how much colder the mean temperature at a location is than 65°F on a given day. For example, if a location experiences a mean temperature of 55°F on a certain day, there were 10 HDD that day because 65 - 55 = 10, according to the National Weather Service.

Annual Cooling Degree Days (CDD): A form of Degree Day used to estimate energy requirements for air conditioning or refrigeration. Typically, cooling degree days are calculated as how much warmer the mean temperature at a location is than 65°F on a given day. For example, if a location experiences a mean temperature of 75°F on a certain day, there were 10 CDD that day because 75 - 65 = 10, according to the National Weather Service.

Mean Sky Cover: Reflects the approximate amount that the sky is covered with clouds, sunrise to sunset on a scale of 0 to 10.

Index score: (100 = National Average) for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average. Note: A higher Weather Index score represents better overall weather (higher number good). A higher Hail, Hurricane or Tornado Index means the chance of that weather event is higher (higher number bad).

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Des Moines, Iowa Pollution Indexes


2012 Pollution Indexes Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Air Pollution Index 97 90 100
Ozone Index 97 89 100
Lead Index 108 90 100
Carbon Monoxide Index 101 87 100
Nitrogen Dioxide Index 78 73 100
Particulate Matter Index 105 110 100

Pollution Index (100 = National Average): Index score for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average, while 50 indicates half the national average.

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Des Moines, Iowa Population Growth and Population Statistics


2012 Population Growth and Population Statistics Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Total Population 205,433 3,069,182 312,796,426
Square Miles 82.6 56280.38 N/A
Population Density 2,487 55 89
1990 Population 192,686 2,775,983 248,704,247
2000 Population 198,600 2,926,333 281,421,535
2010 Population 201,445 3,046,355 308,745,538
5 Year Population Projection (2017) 217,321 3,121,720 324,478,770
Population Change Since 1990 6.62% 10.56% 25.77%
Population Change Since 2000 3.44% 4.88% 11.15%
Population Change Since 2010 1.98% 0.75% 1.31%
Forecasted Population Change by 2017 217321 3121720 324478770
Population Male 49.24% 49.62% 49%
Population Female 50.76% 50.38% 51%
Median Age 34.9 38.2 37.5
2012 Population Statistics by Marital Status (Age 15+) Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Males Never Married 38.84% 31.17% 34.1%
Males Married 48.16% 56.61% 53.97%
Males Widowed 1.97% 2.65% 2.52%
Males Divorced 11.03% 9.57% 9.41%
Females Never Married 32.84% 24.14% 28.42%
Females Married 43.95% 54.16% 51.02%
Females Widowed 7.2% 10.08% 8.76%
Females Divorced 16.02% 11.63% 11.8%

Population Change Since 1990, 2000 and 2010: Change in population since 1990, 2000 and 2010 expressed as a percentage increase or decrease.

Population by Marital Status (Population Age 15+): The data represents the number and percentage of people in the area, according to marital status.

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Des Moines, Iowa Population by Age


2012 Population by Age Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Median Age 34.9 38.2 37.5
Age 0 to 5 9.01% 7.81% 7.55%
Age 6 to 11 8.15% 8.1% 7.94%
Age 12 to 17 7.64% 8.04% 8.26%
Age 18 to 24 11.29% 9.78% 9.99%
Age 25 to 34 15.38% 12.62% 13.08%
Age 35 to 44 12.99% 11.44% 12.94%
Age 45 to 54 13.61% 14.24% 14.64%
Age 55 to 64 11.3% 12.96% 12.43%
Age 65 to 74 5.59% 7.63% 7.29%
Age 75 to 84 3.33% 4.97% 4.11%
Age 85+ 1.71% 2.42% 1.77%
2012 Male Population by Age Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Male Median Age 33.9 36.8 36.2
Age 0 to 5 9.34% 8.05% 7.87%
Age 6 to 11 8.58% 8.38% 8.26%
Age 12 to 17 8.13% 8.36% 8.65%
Age 18 to 24 10.84% 10.09% 10.35%
Age 25 to 34 15.62% 12.98% 13.24%
Age 35 to 44 9.34% 8.05% 7.87%
Age 45 to 54 13.8% 14.32% 14.65%
Age 55 to 64 11.03% 13.02% 12.23%
Age 65 to 74 5.22% 7.3% 6.95%
Age 75 to 84 2.76% 4.24% 3.57%
Age 85+ 1.12% 1.58% 1.19%
2012 Female Population by Age Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Female Median Age 35.8 39.6 38.6
Age 0 to 5 8.72% 7.58% 7.25%
Age 6 to 11 7.75% 7.83% 7.63%
Age 12 to 17 7.19% 7.71% 7.89%
Age 18 to 24 11.72% 9.47% 9.64%
Age 25 to 34 15.15% 12.27% 12.91%
Age 35 to 44 8.72% 7.58% 7.25%
Age 45 to 54 13.38% 14.15% 14.64%
Age 55 to 64 11.56% 12.9% 12.63%
Age 65 to 74 5.96% 7.95% 7.61%
Age 75 to 84 3.87% 5.69% 4.63%
Age 85+ 2.26% 3.25% 2.32%

Population by Age: The data represents the percentage of people in the area within each age group.

Male Population: The data represents the percentage of males in the population according to age range.

Female Population: The data represents the percentage of females in the population according to age range.

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Des Moines, Iowa Population by Race and Ethnicity


2012 Population by Race and Ethnicity Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Population by Race
White Population 74.6% 90.75% 71.71%
Black or African American Population 11.08% 3.18% 12.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native Population 0.53% 0.37% 0.96%
Asian Population 4.84% 1.91% 5.3%
Multi-racial Population 3.67% 1.87% 3.13%
Other Population 5.27% 1.92% 6.05%
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic Population 12.86% 5.31% 16.91%
Non Hispanic Population 87.14% 94.69% 83.09%

Race versus Ethnicity: According to the Census, race and ethnicity are considered two separate and distinct identities. Hispanic or Latino origin is asked as a separate question and categorized under ethnicity. In addition to their race and/or races, all respondents are categorized by one of two ethnicities, which are "Hispanic" and "Non Hispanic."

Hispanic Ethnicity: According to the Census, people of Hispanic origin, were those who indicated that their origin was Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or some other Hispanic origin. It should be noted that people of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

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Des Moines, Iowa Household Makeup and Size


2012 Household Family Makeup Statistics Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Family HH 59.64% 64.79% 66.51%
Non-Family HH 40.36% 35.21% 33.49%
Family Households
Married Family HH 38.92% 51.21% 48.14%
Other Family HH 20.72% 13.58% 18.37%
Other Family Households
Male Householder, No Wife Present 5.69% 4.26% 4.98%
Female Householder, No Husband Present 15.03% 9.33% 13.39%
Married Family Households
With Children Under 18 17.6% 20.43% 21.18%
No Children Under 18 21.32% 30.78% 26.96%
Other Family Households
Male Householder, No Wife Present with Children Under 18 3.48% 2.73% 2.85%
Male Householder, No Wife Present with No Children 2.21% 1.52% 2.14%
Female Householder, No Husband Present with Children Under 18 10.97% 6.55% 8.65%
Female Householder, No Husband Present with No Children 4.06% 2.78% 4.74%
Non-Family Households
Male Householder 19.71% 16.72% 15.74%
Female Householder 20.65% 18.48% 17.75%
Married Family Households
With Children Under 18 17.6% 20.43% 21.18%
No Children Under 18 21.32% 30.78% 26.96%
2012 Household Size Statistics Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Households 82,073 1,228,555 118,025,427
Households 2010 80,571 1,221,576 116,716,292
Households 2000 80,256 1,149,279 105,479,959
Households 1990 78,085 1,064,762 91,986,210
5 Year Households Projection (2017) 86,477 1,279,203 123,901,241
Household Growth Since 2010 1.86% 0.57% 1.12%
Household Growth Since 2000 2.26% 6.9% 11.89%
Household Growth Since 1990 5.11% 15.38% 28.31%
Average Household Size 2.43 2.42 2.58
Median Household Size 2.63 2.59 2.71
1 Person 31.41% 28.49% 26.63%
2 Person 31.27% 36.73% 32.86%
3 Person 15.05% 13.97% 16.08%
4 Person 11.95% 12.06% 13.27%
5 Person 5.88% 5.64% 6.46%
6 Person 2.59% 2.01% 2.69%
7 or More Person 1.86% 1.1% 2.01%

Family Household: A family household is a household maintained by a householder who is in a family, and includes any unrelated people (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who may be residing there.

Married Family Household: A married family household consists of a married householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage or adoption.

Other Family Household: An other family household consists of a householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth or adoption. These households may have a Male Householder with No Wife Present and/or Female Householder with No Husband Present.

Non-Family Household: A non-family household consists of a householder living alone (a one-person household) or where the householder shares the home exclusively with people to whom he/she is not related.

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Des Moines, Iowa Number of Vehicles Per Household


2012 Number of Vehicles per Household Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Households, Median Vehicles 2.1 2.4 2.2
No Vehicles 9.95% 6.07% 9.08%
1 Vehicle 37.38% 30.22% 33.5%
2 Vehicle 35.66% 39.02% 37.45%
3 Vehicle 11.75% 16.54% 13.98%
4+ Vehicle 5.27% 8.16% 5.99%

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Des Moines, Iowa Housing Statistics, Occupancy and Year Built


2012 Move In Date by Year Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Households 82,073 1,228,555 118,025,427
Household, Median Length of Residence in Years 12 12 11
Moved in 2005 or Later 45.87% 38.62% 41.51%
Moved in 2000 to 2004 19.37% 18.84% 20.15%
Moved in 1990 to 1999 16.11% 18.93% 18.66%
Moved in 1980 to 1989 6.98% 9.51% 8.86%
Moved in 1970 to 1979 5.64% 7.38% 5.92%
Moved in 1969 or Earlier 6.01% 6.72% 4.91%
2012 Housing Occupancy Statistics Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Total Housing Units 89,565 1,343,813 133,667,681
Occupied Units 82,073 1,228,555 118,025,427
Vacant Units 82,073 1,228,555 118,025,427
Total Housing Units
Owner Occupied Units 51,622 890,044 76,294,472
Renter Occupied Units 30,451 338,511 41,730,955
Vacant Units 7,492 115,258 15,642,254
Vacant Housing Units
Vacant Units For Rent 38.8% 27.18% 27.35%
Vacant Units For Sale 21.57% 15.9% 12.74%
Vacant Units Seasonal 4.06% 18.57% 31.14%
Vacant Units Vacant Other 29.93% 31.93% 24.61%
2012 Housing Statistic Year Built Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Total Housing Units 89,565 1,343,813 133,667,681
Housing, Median Year Built 1957 1964 1974
Built 2005 or Later 3.81% 4.34% 5.25%
Built 2000 to 2004 4.01% 7.1% 9.12%
Built 1990 to 1999 5.8% 10.97% 14.08%
Built 1980 to 1989 6.52% 7.55% 14.1%
Built 1970 to 1979 12.67% 15.09% 16.11%
Built 1960 to 1969 10.19% 10.88% 11.2%
Built 1950 to 1959 17.06% 11.22% 11.04%
Built 1940 to 1949 8.73% 6.18% 5.63%
Built 1939 or Earlier 31.21% 26.68% 13.47%

Occupied Units: Housing units that are Owner Occupied or Renter Occupied.

Vacant Units: Housing units that are For Sale and Vacant, For Rent and Vacant, Seasonal and Vacant and Other.

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Des Moines, Iowa Home Values and Rental Rates


2012 Homeowner Statistics and Home Values Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Owner Occupied Units 51,622 890,044 76,294,472
Owner Households, With Mortgage Any 76.55% 65.15% 69.5%
Owner Households, With No Mortgage 23.45% 34.85% 30.5%
Housing, Median Value Owner Households $128,268 $124,388 $191,717
Home Valued at Less than $10,000 1.14% 1.47% 1.33%
Home Valued at $10,000-$14,999 0.88% 1.11% 0.93%
Home Valued at $15,000-$19,999 1.28% 1.17% 0.84%
Home Valued at $20,000-$24,999 0.52% 1.11% 0.85%
Home Valued at $25,000-$29,999 0.57% 1.08% 0.79%
Home Valued at $30,000-$34,999 0.41% 1.28% 0.92%
Home Valued at $35,000-$39,999 0.44% 1.22% 0.72%
Home Valued at $40,000-$49,999 2.36% 3.14% 1.76%
Home Valued at $50,000-$59,999 2.5% 3.79% 2.13%
Home Valued at $60,000-$69,999 3.31% 4.46% 2.46%
Home Valued at $70,000-$79,999 4.54% 5.46% 2.9%
Home Valued at $80,000-$89,999 8.23% 6.28% 3.46%
Home Valued at $90,000-$99,999 6.72% 5.96% 3.2%
Home Valued at $100,000-$124,999 21.94% 12.79% 7.92%
Home Valued at $125,000-$149,999 18.46% 11.42% 7.08%
Home Valued at $150,000-$174,999 8.79% 10.02% 8.65%
Home Valued at $175,000-$199,999 5.89% 6.36% 6.07%
Home Valued at $200,000-$249,999 5.38% 9.32% 10.69%
Home Valued at $250,000-$299,999 2.56% 4.8% 8.07%
Home Valued at $300,000-$399,999 2.08% 4.38% 10.91%
Home Valued at $400,000-$499,999 0.93% 1.43% 6.1%
Home Valued at $500,000-$749,999 0.6% 1.26% 7.2%
Home Valued at $750,000-$999,999 0.2% 0.32% 2.6%
Home Valued at More than $1,000,000 0.26% 0.37% 2.43%
2012 Housing Rental Rates Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Rental Occupied Units 30,451 338,511 41,730,955
Median Rent $620 $511 $730
Housing Rent less than $250 5.77% 8.78% 6.36%
Housing Rent $250-$499 19.75% 36.14% 16.47%
Housing Rent $500-$749 49.8% 33.01% 26.42%
Housing Rent $750-$999 15.99% 9.31% 19.5%
Housing Rent $1,000-$1,249 3.14% 2.54% 10.88%
Housing Rent $1,250-$1,499 0.85% 0.9% 5.89%
Housing Rent $1,500-$1,999 0.66% 1.16% 5.6%
Housing Rent $2,000+ 0.58% 0.86% 3.23%
No Cash Rent 3.46% 7.3% 5.66%

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Des Moines, Iowa Employment, Occupation and Industry


2012 Employment Statistics for Potential Employees (Age 16+) Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Employed Civilian Males 32.7% 33.55% 29.71%
Employed Civilian Females 32.04% 31.18% 28.71%
Armed Forces Male 0.13% 0.09% 0.39%
Armed Forces Female 0.03% 0.02% 0.07%
Unemployed Males 3.52% 2.22% 3.27%
Unemployed Females 2.8% 1.76% 2.67%
Not in the Labor Force Male 3.52% 13.18% 14.49%
Not in the Labor Force Female 2.8% 18.01% 20.68%
2012 Employment by Job Type for Civilian Population (Age 16+) Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
White Collar 69.66% 70.32% 75.24%
Blue Collar 30.34% 29.68% 24.76%
 
Management, Business, and Financial Operations 13.26% 14.86% 15.41%
Professional and Related 15.36% 19.53% 21.58%
Sales and Office 25.83% 23.22% 24.37%
Service 21.46% 16.94% 17.72%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.39% 1.13% 0.73%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 8.18% 8.03% 8.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 15.53% 16.29% 11.9%
2012 Employment by Type of Employer Total Civilian Population (Age 16+) Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Private for-Profit Wage and Salary Workers 70.46% 65.41% 66.07%
Private for-Profit Self Employed 1.98% 3.52% 3.68%
Private Not-for-Profit Wage and Salary Workers 11.41% 9.45% 8.2%
Local Government Workers 5.57% 6.67% 7.88%
State Government Workers 3.95% 5.76% 4.81%
Federal Government Workers 1.91% 1.74% 2.79%
Self-Employed Workers in Own Not Incorporated Business 4.63% 7.24% 6.39%
Unpaid Family Workers 0.08% 0.21% 0.18%
2012 Employment by Industry for Civilian Population (Age 16+) Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 0.8% 3.89% 1.35%
Mining 0.02% 0.15% 0.52%
Construction 7.36% 6.25% 6.45%
Manufacturing 9.18% 14.26% 10.25%
Wholesale Trade 2.6% 3.1% 2.82%
Retail Trade 9.79% 11.02% 11.28%
Transportation and Warehousing 4.12% 3.85% 4.14%
Utilities 0.35% 0.88% 0.88%
Information 3.16% 2.23% 2.26%
Finance and Insurance 12.82% 6.91% 4.84%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.35% 1.12% 1.97%
Professional and Scientific 4.59% 3.77% 6.53%
Management 0.1% 0.06% 0.11%
Administration 4.59% 3.06% 4.11%
Educational Services 6.2% 9.79% 9.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12.73% 14.32% 13.86%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2.04% 1.77% 2.06%
Accommodation and Food Services 8.57% 5.84% 6.91%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 5.2% 4.48% 4.92%
Public Administration 4.41% 3.27% 5.05%

Workforce Statistics: The Workforce breakdown is derived from data, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

White Collar Employment: perform tasks that are considered less physically laborious.

Blue Collar Employment: perform tasks that are manual, technical labor or are in technical maintenance "trades".

Civilian Employers (Population Age 16+): This data represents 2012 employment by type of employers for the total civilian population, over age 16.

Employment by Industry: This data represents 2012 employment by industry for the total civilian population.

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Des Moines, Iowa Travel Time and Mode of Transportation to Work


2012 Travel Time to Work Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Travel Time Less than 15 Min 37% 44.51% 27.66%
Travel Time 15-29 Min 48% 35.52% 36.52%
Travel Time 30-59 Min 13% 16.47% 27.63%
Travel Time 60-89 Min 2% 2.09% 5.66%
Travel Time 90+ Min 1% 1.41% 2.53%
2012 Mode of Transportation to Work Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Car to Work 90.12% 88.76% 85.93%
Motorcycle to Work 0.08% 0.21% 0.22%
Bicycle to Work 0.33% 0.52% 0.55%
Walk to Work 2.42% 3.76% 2.85%
Public Transportation to Work 3.22% 1.25% 5.12%
Other Transportation to Work 0.49% 0.59% 0.88%
Work at Home 3.33% 4.91% 4.45%

Travel Time to Work: Half the workers in the area have a longer travel time than this, half have less travel time.

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Des Moines, Iowa Employee Statistics by NAICS Code


2012 Employee Statistics by NAICS Code Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Employees, Total (by Place of Work) 107,903 1,297,528 113,112,248
Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Agriculture Support 0.02% 0.15% 0.14%
Mining 0.01% 0.15% 0.45%
Utilities 0.59% 0.56% 0.58%
Construction 4.21% 4.73% 5.44%
Manufacturing 2.91% 16.07% 10.3%
Wholesale Trade 4.73% 4.96% 5.1%
Retail Trade 8.51% 13.63% 13.07%
Transportation and Warehousing 5.75% 4.26% 3.64%
Information 7.98% 2.83% 2.97%
Finance and Insurance 14.93% 7.03% 5.61%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.34% 1.18% 1.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 5.26% 3.73% 6.96%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1.91% 1.61% 2.53%
Admin, Support, Waste Mgt, Remediation Services 5.48% 4.52% 6.42%
Educational Services 4.28% 3.22% 2.57%
Health Care and Social Assistance 17.7% 16.12% 15.46%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.73% 1.9% 1.84%
Accommodation and Food Services 8.07% 9.25% 10.29%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 4.62% 4.09% 4.73%

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

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Des Moines, Iowa Establishment Statistics by NAICS Code


2012 Establishments by NAICS Code Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Establishments, Total (by Place of Work) 107,903 1,297,528 113,112,248
Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Agriculture Support 0.1% 0.35% 0.29%
Mining 0.04% 0.22% 0.35%
Utilities 0.41% 0.32% 0.23%
Construction 5.81% 10.66% 9.64%
Manufacturing 3.11% 4.52% 4.16%
Wholesale Trade 6.9% 5.93% 5.62%
Retail Trade 11.88% 15.47% 14.54%
Transportation and Warehousing 3.82% 4.54% 2.83%
Information 2.44% 1.89% 1.81%
Finance and Insurance 8.73% 7.54% 6.56%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3.83% 3.43% 4.75%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 11.34% 7.67% 11.36%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1.16% 0.58% 0.69%
Admin, Support, Waste Mgt, Remediation Services 5.68% 4.43% 5.15%
Educational Services 1.05% 0.93% 1.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance 10.13% 9.8% 10.8%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.5% 1.81% 1.66%
Accommodation and Food Services 9.62% 8.54% 8.59%
Other Services (Except Public Administration) 12.45% 11.38% 9.78%

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

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Des Moines, Iowa Household Income Statistics


2012 Household Income Statistics Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Total Area Household Income $48,312,928 $84,409,575,636 $9,110,376,126,223
Median Household Income $50,222 $54,290 $57,639
Average Household Income $63,000 $68,706 $77,190
Per Capita Household Income $26,184 $27,502 $29,126
 
Income Less than $15,000 13.75% 11.09% 11.77%
Income $15,000 to $24,999 11.94% 10.17% 9.67%
Income $25,000 to $34,999 10.92% 10.5% 9.73%
Income $35,000 to $49,999 15.41% 14.79% 13.33%
Income $50,000 to $74,999 20.08% 20.04% 18.03%
Income $75,000 to $99,999 12.61% 13.9% 12.97%
Income $100,000 to $124,999 7.02% 8.35% 8.65%
Income $125,000 to $149,999 3.42% 4.49% 5.4%
Income $150,000 to $199,999 2.43% 3.52% 5.12%
Income $200,000 and Over 2.42% 3.14% 5.34%

Household Income: Data on consumer income collected by the Census Bureau covers money income received (exclusive of certain money receipts such as capital gains) before payments for personal income taxes, social security, union dues, medicare deductions, etc. Therefore, money income does not reflect the fact that some families receive part of their income in the form of non-cash benefits, such as food stamps, health benefits, rent-free housing, and goods produced and consumed on the farm.

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Des Moines, Iowa Consumer Price Indexes (CPI)


2012 Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
All Items - CPI 210.9 210.9 213.1
Education and Communications CPI 124.5 124.5 125.1
Food and Beverages CPI 219.6 219.6 219
Housing CPI 215.1 215.1 217.8
Medical Care CPI 367.5 367.5 367
Other Goods and Services CPI 354.1 354.1 349.1
Recreation CPI 113.6 113.6 114.3
Transportation CPI 168.9 168.9 175.2

Consumer Price Index: The current Consumer Price Index is created by comparing current values to the average from 1982 through 1984. A value of 175 would indicate 75% inflation from that time. A value of 90 would indicate 10% deflation.

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Des Moines, Iowa Retail Sales Statistics


2012 Retail Sales Statistics Des Moines, IA Iowa United States
Total Retail Sales (including Food Services) $2,755,919 $45,284,959 $4,690,741,823
Building Materials and Garden Store Sales $154,034 $3,739,840 $300,121,841
Clothing and Accessories Store Sales $112,217 $1,419,368 $225,430,344
Electrical and Appliances Store Sales $44,826 $771,435 $101,037,294
Food and Beverage Store Sales $343,112 $5,384,538 $612,863,797
Food Services $336,934 $3,934,223 $502,456,682
Gasoline Stations Store Sales $409,347 $7,867,639 $526,122,149
General Merchandise Store Sales $326,738 $6,774,565 $634,982,512
Health and Personal Care Store Sales $152,716 $2,276,614 $270,681,729
Home Furnishings Store Sales $34,291 $669,891 $90,949,539
Miscellaneous Store Sales $94,211 $1,025,314 $122,027,154
Nonstore Purchases Sales $48,028 $2,844,274 $398,848,318
Sporting Goods Store Sales $41,314 $858,388 $89,619,853

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