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Des Moines, Iowa Household Makeup and Size

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 Demographics Summary