StatisticCapitol EastDes MoinesIowa
Population2,068212,8593,155,070
Population density (sq mi)1,0532,40757
Median age30.433.738.0
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a49%60%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%51%44%
Speak Englishn/a83%92%
Speak Spanishn/a9%4%

Key findings

  • The population density in Capitol East is 56% lower than Des Moines
  • The median age in Capitol East is 10% lower than Des Moines
  • In Capitol East 76.63% of the population is White
  • In Capitol East 8.12% of the population is Black
  • In Capitol East 2.45% of the population is Asian

Compare Des Moines, IA Demographics

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      Capitol East population breakdown by race

      RaceCapitol EastDes MoinesIowa
      White76.63%77.13%90.90%
      Black8.12%11.03%3.32%
      Asian2.45%5.51%2.14%
      American Indian0.00%0.47%0.32%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.09%0.08%
      Mixed race5.47%3.38%1.97%
      Other race7.33%2.40%1.27%
      In Capitol East, 12.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

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      Capitol East age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Capitol East, Des Moines, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).