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Des Moines County, Iowa

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Population:

  • Total Population: 42,351
  • Males: 20,506
  • Females: 21,845

Ethnicity:

  • White: 39,489
  • Black/African American: 1,332
  • Hispanic: 722
  • Native American/Eskimo: 112
  • Asian: 233
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 3
  • Other: 13
  • 2 or more: 447

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (38,520)
  2. Spanish (650)
  3. German (195)
  4. French (115)
  5. Laotian (50)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 662

  1. Germany (130)
  2. Mexico (83)
  3. Canada (73)
  4. Korea (57)
  5. India (45)
  6. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (30)
  7. Ukraine (25)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (5,294)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (3,172)
  3. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (2,319)
  4. United Church of Christ (1,216)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (835)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 12,565
    • Sensory: 1,448
    • Physical: 3,298
    • Mental: 2,018
    • Self-care: 1,002
    • Go outside home: 2,162
    • Employment: 2,440

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 150

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 17,270
    • Utility gas: 13,182
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,967
    • Electricity: 1,767
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 93
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 187
    • Solar Energy: 9
    • Other fuel: 19
    • No fuel used: 46

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 33,864
    • No vehicle: 2,449
    • 1 or more vehicle: 31,415

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 132
    • No High School: 1,276
    • Some High School: 2,627
    • High School: 11,173
    • Some College: 6,214
    • Associate's Degree: 2,468
    • College Degree: 3,050
    • Master's Degree: 1,067
    • Professional Degree: 358
    • Doctoral Degree: 60

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 17,270
    • Owners with phone: 12,678
    • Owners without phone: 142
    • Renters with phone: 4,194
    • Renters without phone: 256

    10 closest counties:

    1. Henderson County, Illinois
    2. Louisa County, Iowa
    3. Lee County, Iowa
    4. Henry County, Iowa
    5. Hancock County, Illinois
    6. Warren County, Illinois
    7. Mercer County, Illinois
    8. McDonough County, Illinois
    9. Muscatine County, Iowa
    10. Clark County, Missouri

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    52601, 52623, 52637, 52638, 52650, 52655, 52660

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • KGCW-TV (542 TV) BURLINGTON, IA
    • KKMI (93.5 FM) BURLINGTON, IA
    • KDMG (103.1 FM) BURLINGTON, IA
    • KCPS (1150 AM) BURLINGTON, IA
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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