Des Moines Polk County, Iowa

Des Moines: City in and county seat of Polk County, Iowa, United States, and Iowa federated state capital city

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Des Moines is a city located in the county of Polk in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 203,433 and a population density of 866 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 214,237 inhabitants.

The city was created 178 years ago in 1842.


Des Moines is located at 41°36'2"N 93°36'33"W (41.6005400, -93.6091100).

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Des Moines forecast: Sunny, with a high near 83. more

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Des Moines Quick Facts

Population : 214,237 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Polk County
Postal code : 50301-50340-50310
Phone Area Codes : 515
Area : 234.99 km2
Official name : Des Moines
Altitude : 955 feet / 291 meters
Capital city : Des Moines is capital of Iowa
Establishment : January 01, 1843 (178 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, UTC−05:00
Local time : 17:23:30 (2nd August 2021)
Density : 912 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 5.04% (2010-2019)
Weather : 83℉ Sunny 7-days weather

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The population of Des Moines increased by 5.04% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 203,433 - census
2011 207,924 2.16% estimation process
2012 210,244 1.1% estimation process
2013 212,026 0.84% estimation process
2014 214,350 1.08% estimation process
2015 215,243 0.41% estimation process
2016 216,308 0.49% estimation process
2017 216,662 0.16% estimation process
2018 215,994 -0.31% estimation process
2019 214,237 -0.82% estimation process

Des Moines zip code is 50309. County name: Polk, County fips: 19153

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People born in Des Moines (200)

People born in Des Moines, including basketball player Hurl Beechum, German-banker and member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank Andreas Dombret, Illinois politician Rodney L. Davis, you can see a list of people who born in Des Moines.


College & universities near Des Moines

Code Name City ZIP
153588 American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines Des Moines (IA) 50309
153977 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines (IA) 50309-1239
153375 Grand View University Des Moines (IA) 50316
153542 UnityPoint Health-Des Moines School of Radiologic Technology Des Moines (IA) 50309-1453
153269 Drake University Des Moines (IA) 50311-4505

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Des Moines

Code Name Address Type
OSC Osceola Main & East Clay Streets RAIL
CRN Creston Pine and Adams Avenue RAIL
OTM Ottumwa station 210 West Main Street RAIL

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Polk County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Polk County , IA. (more)

City Name Population Title
West Des Moines 67,899 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Ankeny 67,355 Suburb in Iowa
Urbandale 44,379 City in Polk and Dallas counties, Iowa, United States
Johnston 22,582 City in Iowa, United States
Altoona 19,221 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Clive 17,242 Human settlement in Iowa, United States of America
Grimes 14,804 City in Iowa, United States
Pleasant Hill 10,019 American city in Iowa
Bondurant 6,958 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States of America
Polk City 4,961 American city in Iowa
Windsor Heights 4,809 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Saylorville 3,301 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States of America
Mitchellville 2,258 City in Iowa, United States
Elkhart 918 American city in Iowa
Runnells 504 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States
Alleman 452 City in Polk County, Iowa, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Des Moines distances to largest Iowa cities

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