Greater South Side demographics profile

StatisticGreater South SideDes MoinesIowa
Population8,597212,8593,106,589
Population density (sq mi)2,5692,40755
Median age37.633.738.0
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a49%60%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%51%44%
Speak Englishn/a83%92%
Speak Spanishn/a9%4%
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  • The population density in Greater South Side is 7% higher than Des Moines.
  • The median age in Greater South Side is 12% higher than Des Moines.
  • In Greater South Side 87.05% of the population is White.
  • In Greater South Side 7.12% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Greater South Side 1.34% of the population is Asian.

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Greater South Side population breakdown by race

RaceGreater South SideDes MoinesIowa
White87.05%77.13%90.90%
Black or African American7.12%11.03%3.32%
Asian1.34%5.51%2.14%
American Indian0.70%0.47%0.32%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.09%0.08%
Mixed race2.59%3.38%1.97%
Other race1.20%2.40%1.27%
In Greater South Side, 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 Greater South Side, Des Moines, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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