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|People QuickFacts||Des Moines||Iowa|
|Population, 2013 estimate||207,510||3,090,416|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||204,192||3,046,857|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||1.6%||1.4%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010||7.9%||6.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010||24.8%||23.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010||11.0%||14.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010||51.1%||50.5%|
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a)||76.4%||91.3%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a)||10.2%||2.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.5%||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a)||4.4%||1.7%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010||3.4%||1.8%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b)||12.0%||5.0%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010||70.5%||88.7%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||78.5%||84.8%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||11.1%||4.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||17.2%||7.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||87.1%||91.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||24.7%||25.7%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||18.7||18.8|
|Housing units, 2010||88,729||1,336,417|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||62.5%||72.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||26.5%||18.4%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$118,200||$124,300|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.44||2.42|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$23,928||$27,027|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$45,836||$51,843|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||18.5%||12.4%|
|Business QuickFacts||Des Moines||Iowa|
|Total number of firms, 2007||15,229||259,931|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||3.6%||0.8%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||2.5%||1.1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||3.5%||0.9%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||28.5%||25.5%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||3,552,854||97,592,051|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||2,667,683||41,068,338|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||2,240,789||39,234,649|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$11,450||$13,172|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||378,072||4,737,719|
|Geography QuickFacts||Des Moines||Iowa|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||80.87||55,857.13|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||2,515.6||54.5|