Des Moines employment information

IndexDes MoinesWashingtonNational
Income per capita$27,933$31,233$28,555
Median household income$58,308$60,294$53,482
Median income owner occupied$73,366$76,673$68,142
Median income renter occupied$41,462$38,141$33,219
Median earnings male$35,352$41,039$36,116
Median earnings female$30,586$26,815$25,692
Unemployment rate5.7%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level14.4%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Des Moines is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Des Moines is 9% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Des Moines is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Des Moines is 7% lower than the national average.

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Des Moines median earnings by income bracket

Des Moines employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.0%1.5%
Manufacturing sector18.4%1.5%
Financial & insurance services1.9%6.3%
Wholesale & retail services11.3%15.5%
Public administration3.5%3.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.2%5.4%
Education, health & social services9.1%23.7%
Other29.9%31.9%

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Beaux Arts Village, WA425$164,375207%
Sammamish, WA49,077$144,775171%
Mercer Island, WA23,636$125,651135%
Klahanie, WA11,538$116,830118%
Canterwood, WA3,777$116,058117%
Des Moines, WA30,403$58,3089%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Ithaca, NY30,399$30,31843%
Miami Lakes, FL30,396$65,26922%
Chicago Heights, IL30,410$44,27217%
Clearfield, UT30,361$48,15810%
North Royalton, OH30,353$69,12629%
Des Moines, WA30,403$58,3089%
Source: The Des Moines, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.