StatisticDowntown Des MoinesDes MoinesIowa
Population density (sq mi)1,8172,40757
Median age34.133.738.0
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a49%60%
Families w/ Kids under 1828%51%44%
Speak Englishn/a83%92%
Speak Spanishn/a9%4%

Key findings

  • The population density in Downtown Des Moines is 24% lower than Des Moines
  • The median age in Downtown Des Moines is 1% higher than Des Moines
  • In Downtown Des Moines 82.50% of the population is White
  • In Downtown Des Moines 8.48% of the population is Black
  • In Downtown Des Moines 1.91% of the population is Asian

Compare Des Moines, IA Demographics


      Downtown Des Moines population breakdown by race

      RaceDowntown Des MoinesDes MoinesIowa
      American Indian0.00%0.47%0.32%
      Native Hawaiian3.30%0.09%0.08%
      Mixed race3.13%3.38%1.97%
      Other race0.69%2.40%1.27%
      In Downtown Des Moines, 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

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Downtown Des Moines age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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