StatisticHighland ParkDes MoinesIowa
Population density (sq mi)1,4442,40757
Median age36.633.738.0
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a49%60%
Families w/ Kids under 1852%51%44%
Speak Englishn/a83%92%
Speak Spanishn/a9%4%

Key findings

  • The population density in Highland Park is 40% lower than Des Moines
  • The median age in Highland Park is 9% higher than Des Moines
  • In Highland Park 77.63% of the population is White
  • In Highland Park 8.90% of the population is Black
  • In Highland Park 6.60% of the population is Asian

Compare Des Moines, IA Demographics


      Highland Park population breakdown by race

      RaceHighland ParkDes MoinesIowa
      American Indian0.22%0.47%0.32%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.09%0.08%
      Mixed race4.58%3.38%1.97%
      Other race2.07%2.40%1.27%
      In Highland Park, 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

      Highland Park age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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