StatisticMerle HayDes MoinesIowa
Population density (sq mi)4,1022,40757
Median age37.933.738.0
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a49%60%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%51%44%
Speak Englishn/a83%92%
Speak Spanishn/a9%4%

Key findings

  • The population density in Merle Hay is 70% higher than Des Moines
  • The median age in Merle Hay is 13% higher than Des Moines
  • In Merle Hay 82.38% of the population is White
  • In Merle Hay 4.39% of the population is Black
  • In Merle Hay 6.83% of the population is Asian

Compare Des Moines, IA Demographics


      Merle Hay population breakdown by race

      RaceMerle HayDes MoinesIowa
      American Indian0.08%0.47%0.32%
      Native Hawaiian0.33%0.09%0.08%
      Mixed race5.52%3.38%1.97%
      Other race0.47%2.40%1.27%
      In Merle Hay, 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

      Merle Hay age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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