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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 $68,649 in 2017, the latest figures available. Des Moines median household income is $10,079 higher than the median Iowa household income and $8,313 greater than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Des Moines median household income) will be released in September of 2019. 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

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Iowa $58,570 +1.94% +5.21%
Des Moines $68,649 +2.28% +6.07%

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

At $68,649, the median household income for Des moines was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Household Income: Des Moines, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Des Moines

Date US Iowa Des Moines
2017 $60,336 $58,570 $68,649
2016 $58,856 $57,457 $67,117
2015 $57,709 $56,634 $64,175
2014 $55,613 $55,670 $64,722
2013 $55,072 $55,050 $64,499
2012 $54,948 $54,505 $63,276
2011 $55,162 $53,988 $63,601
2010 $56,388 $54,038 $61,614
2009 $57,519 $55,025 $64,797
2008 $59,382 $55,902 $66,030
2007 $60,135 $56,048 $66,195
2006 $59,051 $54,224 $65,063

Des Moines Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Des Moines was $83,957 in 2017. Compared to the median Iowa family income, Des Moines median family income is $8,881 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Des Moines will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Des Moines Iowa

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Iowa $75,076 +1.58% +6.88%
Des Moines $83,957 -0.68% +1.61%

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

The current median family income for Des moines is $83,957. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $85,608 and is now $1,651 (1.93%) lower. From a post peak low of $76,218 in 2012, real median family income for Des moines has now grown by $7,739 (10.15%).

Real Median Family Income: Des Moines, Iowa, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Des Moines

Date US Iowa Des Moines
2017 $73,891 $75,076 $83,957
2016 $72,591 $73,907 $84,536
2015 $70,627 $71,788 $78,140
2014 $68,313 $70,242 $82,625
2013 $67,488 $70,285 $78,950
2012 $66,880 $68,586 $76,218
2011 $67,126 $68,618 $78,620
2010 $68,289 $68,636 $77,293
2009 $69,958 $70,042 $80,946
2008 $72,321 $70,377 $85,608
2007 $72,500 $70,620 $80,550
2006 $71,330 $67,928 $78,712

Des Moines Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Des Moines was $35,877 in 2017. Compared to the median Iowa per capita income, Des Moines median per capita income is $5,012 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Des Moines will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Des Moines Iowa

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Iowa $30,865 +0.56% +5.00%
Des Moines $35,877 +3.17% +6.11%

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

At $35,877, the per capita income for Des moines was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Des Moines, Iowa, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Des Moines

Date US Iowa Des Moines
2017 $32,397 $30,865 $35,877
2016 $31,798 $30,693 $34,775
2015 $31,019 $29,621 $33,648
2014 $29,942 $29,395 $33,810
2013 $29,706 $29,238 $33,594
2012 $29,221 $28,277 $32,029
2011 $29,173 $28,036 $31,311
2010 $29,361 $28,036 $31,356
2009 $30,246 $28,993 $33,970
2008 $31,488 $29,065 $33,925
2007 $31,629 $29,115 $34,012
2006 $30,795 $28,172 $33,670