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Des Moines city, Iowa; Waterloo city, Iowa

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Des Moines city, Iowa
Waterloo city, Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 214,237 67,328
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 214,237 67,328
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 204,220 68,496
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4.9% -1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 203,433 68,406
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.9%
6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.8%
22.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.0%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
75.8%
74.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
11.4%
16.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.2%
2.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.4%
Two or More Races, percent
3.9%
3.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.6%
6.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
65.7%
70.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 10,388 4,123
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 12.5% 9.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 60.1% 60.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $133,200 $117,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,232 $1,047
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $513 $439
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $855 $765
Building permits, 2019 X X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 85,833 28,311
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.45 2.37
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 80.7% 81.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 18.4% 12.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 89.7% 86.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 79.7% 78.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 86.3% 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 26.7% 23.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.8% 10.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.8%
7.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.2% 65.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.9% 60.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 464,153 214,332
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,758,297 832,885
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,837,810 9,231,011
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,586,516 961,331
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,190,058 1,274,637
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,596 $18,663
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 18.9 16.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $53,525 $47,327
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $28,554 $27,637
Persons in poverty, percent
16.1%
17.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X X
Total employment, 2018 X X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X X
All firms, 2012 16,543 4,613
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,529 2,328
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,681 1,428
Minority-owned firms, 2012 3,000 537
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 12,427 3,740
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,581 441
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 13,561 3,643
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,515.6 1,114.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 80.87 61.39
FIPS Code 1921000 1982425
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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