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Des Moines County, Iowa Facts

Facts
State Iowa
Land area 416.1 square miles
Population Density 96.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 40,480
Population change 0.4%
Under 5 years of age 6.1%
Under 18 23.1%
65 and over 18.4%
Females 51%
White 90.8
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.9
Asian 0.8%
Two or more races 2.3%
Black or African American 5.7%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 91%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 18.9%
Veterans 3,575
Households and Housing
Households 16,993
Persons per household 2.3
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.9%
Median household income $42,451
The per capita income $24,408
Live below the poverty line. 13.8%
housing units 18,401
Multi-unit structures 16%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $93,900
Residents owning their homes. 73.1%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,407
Women-owned firms 26%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0.9%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $616,900
Retail sales per capita $15,182
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0