StatisticRiver BendDes MoinesIowa
Population2,849212,8593,155,070
Population density (sq mi)2,6192,40757
Median age36.633.738.0
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a49%60%
Families w/ Kids under 1860%51%44%
Speak Englishn/a83%92%
Speak Spanishn/a9%4%

Key findings

  • The population density in River Bend is 9% higher than Des Moines
  • The median age in River Bend is 9% higher than Des Moines
  • In River Bend 53.42% of the population is White
  • In River Bend 27.50% of the population is Black
  • In River Bend 10.47% of the population is Asian

Compare Des Moines, IA Demographics

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      River Bend population breakdown by race

      RaceRiver BendDes MoinesIowa
      White53.42%77.13%90.90%
      Black27.50%11.03%3.32%
      Asian10.47%5.51%2.14%
      American Indian0.00%0.47%0.32%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.09%0.08%
      Mixed race4.67%3.38%1.97%
      Other race3.93%2.40%1.27%
      In River Bend, 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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      River Bend age breakdown

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