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Time Zone: Des Moines County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Burlington is the Seat for Des Moines County.

Des Moines County was founded September 6, 1834.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Des Moines had a population of 41,058 people. This is a decrease of 3.05% since the last Census (which gave a population of 42,351 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Des Moines represented 1.45% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201040,325-4.78%-1.79% since 2009
200941,058-3.05%+0.62% since 2008
200840,803-3.66%+0.42% since 2007
200042,351The Last Census

More information can be found on the Des Moines County Census Page for Des Moines County.


Below are some of the communities located in Des Moines County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Des Moines County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Burlington   25,52726,8394.89% decrease  
West Burlington   3,3323,1615.41% increase  
Mediapolis   1,6231,6441.28% decrease  
Danville   8649145.47% decrease  
Middletown   5445351.68% increase  

Websites for Des Moines County

Official Website:   www.co.des-moines.ia.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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