A town in Washington, Des Moines has just over 31,000 residents. At an average age of just over 40, the city's population is somewhat older than other cities in Washington, which has an average age of 38. Most Des Moines residents own their homes, and 42% of residents rent. At $1,280/month, the average rent is a bit above the state average.
Des Moines residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are manufacturing, retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 25% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Des Moines workers take home an average annual income of just over $76,000, a little less than the average Washington resident. However, Des Moines's average income is fairly average compared to the national level ($73,345). Des Moines has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 13% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 33 minutes, slower than most cities in Washington, Des Moines residents have found that it takes some patience traveling to work. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 41% of workers, while public transportation is used by just 4% of the city. Relatively few commuters walk to work.