Downtown Des Moines demographics profile

StatisticDowntown Des MoinesDes MoinesIowa
Population2,576212,8593,106,589
Population density (sq mi)1,8172,40755
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%
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  • 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 or African American.
  • In Downtown Des Moines 1.91% of the population is Asian.

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Downtown Des Moines population breakdown by race

RaceDowntown Des MoinesDes MoinesIowa
White82.50%77.13%90.90%
Black or African American8.48%11.03%3.32%
Asian1.91%5.51%2.14%
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.

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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).
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