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Des Moines-West Des Moines Iowa Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Des Moines-West Des Moines Iowa metro area was $65,704 in 2016, the latest figures available. Des Moines median household income is $9,457 higher than the median Iowa household income and $8,087 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Des Moines median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Des Moines-West Des Moines are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Des Moines Iowa

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Iowa $56,247 +1.48% +4.52%
Des Moines $65,704 +4.61% +4.20%

Trends in Des Moines, IA Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $65,704, the median household income for Des moines was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Household Income: Des Moines, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Des Moines

Date US Iowa Des Moines
2016 $57,617 $56,247 $65,704
2015 $56,480 $55,428 $62,808
2014 $54,398 $54,454 $63,308
2013 $53,838 $53,817 $63,054
2012 $53,701 $53,268 $61,840
2011 $53,879 $52,732 $62,122
2010 $55,093 $52,797 $60,199
2009 $56,180 $53,744 $63,289
2008 $58,000 $54,601 $64,494
2007 $58,736 $54,745 $64,655
2006 $57,677 $52,963 $63,549
2005 $56,832 $53,596 $64,704

Des Moines Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Des Moines was $82,756 in 2016. Compared to the median Iowa family income, Des Moines median family income is $10,405 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Des Moines will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Des Moines Iowa

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Iowa $72,351 +2.98% +5.30%
Des Moines $82,756 +8.21% +7.22%

Trends in Des Moines, IA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Des moines is $82,756. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $83,616 and is now $860 (1.03%) lower. From a post peak low of $74,489 in 2012, real median family income for Des moines has now grown by $8,267 (11.10%).

Real Median Family Income: Des Moines, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Des Moines

Date US Iowa Des Moines
2016 $71,062 $72,351 $82,756
2015 $69,122 $70,259 $76,475
2014 $66,820 $68,707 $80,820
2013 $65,977 $68,711 $77,182
2012 $65,363 $67,030 $74,489
2011 $65,564 $67,022 $76,791
2010 $66,721 $67,060 $75,518
2009 $68,329 $68,412 $79,062
2008 $70,638 $68,740 $83,616
2007 $70,813 $68,977 $78,676
2006 $69,670 $66,348 $76,880
2005 $68,618 $67,560 $78,755

Des Moines Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Des Moines was $34,043 in 2016. Compared to the median Iowa per capita income, Des Moines median per capita income is $3,996 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Des Moines will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Des Moines Iowa

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Iowa $30,047 +3.65% +5.12%
Des Moines $34,043 +3.38% +3.66%

Trends in Des Moines, IA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $34,043, the per capita income for Des moines was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Des Moines, Iowa, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Des Moines

Date US Iowa Des Moines
2016 $31,128 $30,047 $34,043
2015 $30,358 $28,990 $32,931
2014 $29,288 $28,753 $33,071
2013 $29,041 $28,583 $32,842
2012 $28,558 $27,635 $31,302
2011 $28,494 $27,383 $30,583
2010 $28,687 $27,392 $30,636
2009 $29,542 $28,319 $33,179
2008 $30,755 $28,389 $33,135
2007 $30,894 $28,437 $33,220
2006 $30,078 $27,516 $32,886
2005 $30,768 $28,685 $33,945