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Top Reasons To Live In Des Moines, IA In 2024

Des Moines is located in Polk, Iowa, with an estimated municipal population of 214,237 residents. All of the best foreclosed homes for sale in Des Moines are located in the following zip code areas on 50309 50312 50314 50316 50317 50310 50311 50313 50319 50321 50320 50315 50301 50302 50303 50304 50305 50306 50307 50308 50318 50328 50329 50330 50331 50332 50335 50340 50380 50381 50391 50392 50393 50394 50395 50396 50936 50940 50947 50950 50980 50981 50982 50983. The estimated population per square kilometer (.62 miles) in Des Moines is 938.

Cost Of Living In Des Moines, IA

So, about how much do homes cost in Des Moines? The most recent median value of resident-owned homes in Des Moines is 132,670. An estimated 60.1 percent of households in Des Moines own their homes, with an average family size of 3.21. The median household income in Des Moines is 53,525, with19.5 percentage of households earning at least $100,000 annually. For working parents and professionals who are searching for cheap homes in Des Moines, the median commute time of resident workers (in minutes) is 18.9. And last, but certainly not least, are you looking for homes to rent in Des Moines? If so, the average rent price paid by renters in Des Moines is 855, according to recent statistics.

Diversity And Demographics In Des Moines, Iowa

Where a home is located is almost just as important as the home itself. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or are relocating to Des Moines, it is essential to take a deep dive into your potential future neighborhood. Homeownership is often a long-term relationship; therefore, be sure to do your due diligence to ensure that you make the best long-term decision.

The median age of residents in Des Moines is 34.2, split between 49.3 percent male versus 50.7 female. The percentage of residents who report being married in Des Moines is 40, with an average family size of 3.21.

The percentage of residents who report their race in Des Moines is as follows:

White 75.8%
Black / African American 11.4%
Asian 6.2%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 0.4%
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacifc Islander 0.1%
Multi-racial 3.9%
Other 2.3%

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The percentage of residents who report their age in Des Moines is as follows:

Under 10 13.6%
Aged 10-19 13%
20s 16.9%
30s 14.4%
40s 12.2%
50s 12.3%
60s 9.8%
70s 4.7%
80+ 2.9%

Best Schools In Des Moines, Iowa

It was a rollercoaster ride for academics in 2020, with school districts throughout the nation transferring their classes online because of the global pandemic. Numerous school districts will continue online courses, while others will welcome students back to campus. Regardless, homebuyers are shopping for homes in Des Moines with dedicated in-home learning spaces, as well as for homes located within the best school systems for in-person instruction in Des Moines.

Pros And Cons Of Living In Des Moines, Iowa

How do you know that living in -- or moving to -- Des Moines is right where you need to be? Perhaps you grew up in Des Moines or already live nearby; therefore, the decision to buy a home in Des Moines is a no-brainer. For others, however, it may not be such a straightforward or simple decision. Whether you are relocating to Des Moines for work or just looking for a fresh start, getting a read on a neighborhood from afar (online) can be tricky... and exhausting.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when shopping for foreclosed homes for sale in Des Moines:

  • What type of neighborhood environment (suburban, urban, rural, etc.) do you prefer?
  • What types of shopping (mom and pop, mall, big box), restaurants (fast food, chain, local) and businesses (small, big, mixed) would you like nearby?
  • What leisure-time activities (golf, biking, hiking, etc.) do you enjoy?
  • What type of commute (car, plane, home office) do you seek?

In short, it always helps to create a “Pros vs. Cons” list of what you need in a home and/or neighborhood like Des Moines.

Reasons To Move To Des Moines, Iowa, In 2024

Prospective homebuyers are clearly taking advantage of the low interest rates and numerous government assistance programs. These low interest rates mean homebuyers in Des Moines can now afford much more house for the same monthly payment (if interest rates were higher). Motivated and opportunistic sellers in Des Moines, meanwhile, can field multiple offers from more qualified buyers.

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