StatisticSouthwestern HillsDes MoinesIowa
Population density (sq mi)2802,40757
Median age37.133.738.0
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a49%60%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%51%44%
Speak Englishn/a83%92%
Speak Spanishn/a9%4%

Key findings

  • The population density in Southwestern Hills is 88% lower than Des Moines
  • The median age in Southwestern Hills is 10% higher than Des Moines
  • In Southwestern Hills 83.25% of the population is White
  • In Southwestern Hills 10.14% of the population is Black
  • In Southwestern Hills 3.42% of the population is Asian

Compare Des Moines, IA Demographics


      Southwestern Hills population breakdown by race

      RaceSouthwestern HillsDes MoinesIowa
      American Indian0.56%0.47%0.32%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.09%0.08%
      Mixed race1.85%3.38%1.97%
      Other race0.79%2.40%1.27%
      In Southwestern Hills, 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

      Southwestern Hills age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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