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Des Moines, Washington
Welcome to Des Moines ...
When the people of Des Moines refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Des Moinesite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Des Moines has a population of 32,341 people<3> (see below for details).
Des Moines was established in 1889.
The community of Des Moines is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Des Moines lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The ZIP code for Des Moines: 98198<5>
The Pronunciation of Des Moines ..
We have heard more than one pronunciation for Des Moines:<6>
Websites for Des Moines ...
Official Website: www.desmoineswa.gov/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Des Moines had an population of 32,341 people. This is an increase of 8.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.5% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Des Moines had a population of 29,673 people. This makes Des Moines the county's 14th most populous community.
The population of Des Moines represents 0.44% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 29,673 people, the population of Des Moines increased 1.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 29,267 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Des Moines.
Communities Also Named Des Moines ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Des Moines - they are located in California, Iowa and New Mexico (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Des Moines.
Communities near Des Moines ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Des Moines.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Des Moines. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Des Moines.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Des Moines. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Des Moines.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Des Moines. See our Newspapers Page for Des Moines.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Des Moines ...
Looking for more information about Des Moines? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Des Moines, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Des Moines.
Adding Des Moines to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Des Moines in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Des Moines was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Des Moines on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Des Moines on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Des Moines: www.desmoineswa.gov/
The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022