• Des Moines

    Des Moines is the rapidly growing Capitol city and commerce center of the State of Iowa.

    The greater Des Moines area popluation is approximately 650,000, with the following breakdown provided by the Greater Des Moines Partnership:

    Greater Des Moines is represented statistically by five counties — Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison and Guthrie — also known as the Des Moines-West Des Moines IA MSA.  Recently, the Greater Des Moines Partnership added Jasper and Marshall counties to its service area.  The following demographics describe this new seven-county region.

    Population Spring 2010
    American Indian or Alaska Native
    Asian or Pacific Islander
    Some other race
    Two or more races
    Hispanic Ethnicity
    Per Capita
    Average Household
    Median Household

    Source: Decision Data Resources

    The Des Moines Business and Lifestyle climate is consistently ranked highly by national publications and studies, including:

     Greater Des Moines Ranks #1 Best City for Young Professionals – Forbes, July 2011

    Des Moines ranks #2 Best Place for Business. – Forbes, June 2011

    Des Moines is the #1 richest metro in the nation. - US News & World Report, June 2011

    Des Moines is the #1 city in the US for home renters. – Time Magazine, June 2011

    Iowa ranks #9 for best state for business. – CNBC, June 2011

    Des Moines is the #4 city in the nation for doing business. - MarketWatch

    Des Moines ranks in the top 10 “Best Cities for the Next Decade.” - Kiplinger

    Des Moines ranks #5 for best cities for families. Based on great schools, affordable homes, low crime rates, jobs, and parkland. – Parenting Magazine, June 2011

    Des Moines ranks #1 as the “Best Place for Business and Careers.” – Forbes 2010

    Des Moines is one of the 20 strongest-performing metro areas. – Brookings

    Des Moines living costs are 10 percent below the national average.
    - The Council for Community and Economic Research

    The Greater Des Moines Partnership has a wealth of additional information on this healthy and vital economic region.

    Other resources for detailed information about Des Moines, Central Iowa and the entire State can be found on our resources page by clicking here.

    I encourage you to visit it or feel free to contact me at mark.white [at] iowarealtycommercial.com for more information.

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