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Des Moines metropolitan area

Greater Des Moines
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA MSA
Map of Greater Des Moines
Country United States
State(s)  Iowa
Largest city Des Moines
Other cities  - West Des Moines
 - Ankeny
 - Urbandale
Area
 • Total 2,912 sq mi (7,540 km2)
Highest elevation N/A ft (N/A m)
Lowest elevation 750 ft (N/A m)
Population (2014 est.)
 • Total 611,549
 • Rank 89th in the U.S.
 • Density 183.4/sq mi (70.8/km2)

The Des Moines metropolitan area, officially known as the Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), consists of five counties in central Iowa, United States: Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison, and Guthrie. The 2010 census population of these counties was 569,633, and the 2014 estimated population was 611,549.[1][2]

Three additional counties, Boone, Jasper, and Story, are part of the Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines Combined Statistical Area (CSA). The area encompasses the separate metropolitan area of Ames (Story County), and the separate micropolitan areas of Boone, (Boone County), and Newton (Jasper County). The total population of the CSA was 722,323 in the 2010 census and 742,936 based on 2012 estimates.[3]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Historical definitions 2
  • Communities 3
    • Places with more than 200,000 inhabitants 3.1
    • Places with 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants 3.2
    • Places with 10,000 to 50,000 inhabitants 3.3
    • Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants 3.4
    • Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants 3.5
    • Unincorporated places 3.6
  • Demographics 4
  • References 5

Geography

The lowest geographical point in the metropolitan area is the Des Moines River, where it passes the northeast corner of Warren County, and the southeast corner of Polk County.

Historical definitions

Polk County was originally the only county in the Des Moines metropolitan area when the United States Bureau of the Budget (now the United States Office of Management and Budget) began defining metropolitan areas in 1950. Warren County was added in 1973 and Dallas County was added in 1983.[4] Guthrie and Madison counties were added in 2003 after metropolitan areas were redefined. In 2005 the area was renamed the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area after a special census showed that West Des Moines had topped the 50,000 mark in population.[5]

Communities

Places with more than 200,000 inhabitants

Places with 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

Places with 10,000 to 50,000 inhabitants

Places with 1,000 to 10,000 inhabitants

Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants

Unincorporated places

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 481,394 people, 189,371 households, and 126,177 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 90.24% White, 3.85% African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.00% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $44,667, and the median income for a family was $52,617. Males had a median income of $34,710 versus $25,593 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,253.

References

  1. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" ( 
  2. ^ http://businessrecord.com/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Metro-population-expands-west---Census-Bureau-/-3/248/62881
  3. ^ "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Ar/s: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 (CBSA-EST2012-02)" ( 
  4. ^  
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  6. ^ "American FactFinder".  
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