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  • Ramsey Village

    Ramsey Village

    1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (14)
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    Ramsey Village Continuing Care Retirement Community located on 10-acres of beautiful landscapped land provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable...

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  • Virginia Park

    Virginia Park

    2111 East Virginia Ave., Des Moines, IA 50320
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    Virginia Park Apartments is a lovely, contemporary two-story building surrounded by a spacious, open lawn, which boasts mature trees and colorful flower gardens. This community is located just minutes from downtown Des Moines. Within walking distance is a grocery store and convenience store. The...

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  • Thomas Place at Waukee

    Thomas Place at Waukee

    560 SE Brick Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
    (5)
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    Thomas Place at Waukee opened in March of 2011. We are a smoke free, pet free independent living apartment community. We offer many features in our building to help keep you independent such as indoor mailroom, indoor heated parking garage, exercise room, hair salon and more. Our grounds offer...

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  • East Town Apartments

    East Town Apartments

    400 East 8th Street South, Newton, IA 50208
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    Quiet Retirement Community for residents 55 and older.One and two bedroom spacious apartments. Safe, Fenced, well lite property. All Units come with Garage & Storage unit with all utilities included except electricity!

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  • Lakeside Village

    Lakeside Village

    2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216
    (5)
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    The Lakeside Village is an absolutely beautiful 64- apartment, senior living community located in Panora, Iowa right on the east side of Lake Panorama. The community is a wonderful choice for seniors who want to retain their much-needed independence, while not having to worry about the hassles of...

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  • The Tallcorn

    2 North 2nd Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158
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    CommonBond builds stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities. The Tallcorn has 49 affordable unique 1 & 2 bedroom urban loft style apartments. (minimum & maximum income qualifications apply)

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  • Cedar Village Senior Residences

    Cedar Village Senior Residences

    193 Jacolyn Dr NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (4)
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    Designed for persons: 62+ At Cedar Village, you can't help but feel at home. The spacious one-bedroom apartments, adjacent to a park, are especially designed for seniors. Conveniently located, this apartment community offers off street parking, laundry facilities, an on-site beauty/barber shop, plus...

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  • Asbury House, Senior Independent Living

    Asbury House, Senior Independent Living

    378 27th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (3)
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    Asbury house is independent living, for seniors 50 years plus. We have fourteen apartments, which very in square footage. We have one-bedroom apartments, single efficiency, double efficiency and several suites. All the apartments are located on the first floor, all apartments have a full bath,...

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  • Westover Manor

    Westover Manor

    205 40th Street Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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    Westover Manor is centrally located in a beautiful part of southeast Cedar Rapids, shaded by trees, occupied with wildlife and is close to a shopping and dining district. Westover Manor offers a variety of activities such as bingo, cards, senior friendly exercises, sewing, potlucks and occasional...

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  • Oak Village Senior Residences

    Oak Village Senior Residences

    101 S 11th St, Marion, IA 52302
    (3)
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    Designed for persons: 62+ Oak Village offers a relaxed lifestyle yet is situated near downtown, shopping, restaurants, library and other conveniences. An on-site beauty/barber shop is available as are laundry facilities, a community room and patio area for your enjoyment. Utilities are included....

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  • Pilgrim Place

    Pilgrim Place

    741 S. Illinois Ave., Mason City, IA 50401
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    Current Description This is your current, live Community Page description. To view your current Community Page on the A Place For Mom website, click here. Please look through the list of amenities posted, and if you need to make any changes to your amenities list, please do so in your Community...

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  • Camelot Village

    Camelot Village

    1105 South Third Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
    (1)
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    CAMELOT VILLAGE is located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and is made up of units including 29 one-bedroom and 7 efficiency apartments. Four of these units are designed specifically for physically handicapped persons. Apartment amenities include a shower with tub, safety rails in bathroom, electric...

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  • Keystone Villas Senior Living

    Keystone Villas Senior Living

    7300 Graceland Dr, Omaha, NE 68134
    (5)
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    At Skyline Assisted and Independent Living, you will discover more than our well-appointed community and extensive range of services. You will find a warm dedicated staff committed to creating a place you will be delighted to call home. From nutritious healthy meals, fun interactive activities, and...

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  • Garden Court Apartments

    Garden Court Apartments

    333 2nd Ave SW, Winnebago, MN 56098
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    Promoting a friendly, active community for seniors 62 and those with disabilities, the Garden Court Apartments invite you to come and enjoy carefree living at its finest. This charming community offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes that are not only unique, but spacious. Featuring off-street...

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  • Henry Stout

    Henry Stout

    125 W. Ninth Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
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    An affordable luxury apartment home community built on the promise of independent, carefree living for seniors 55 years and better. With many reasons to enjoy life and have peace of mind. Professionally managed by Horizon which develops, builds and manages apartment homes for seniors that are...

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  • Malone Manor

    Malone Manor

    737 N 22nd St, Lincoln, NE 68503
    (4)
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    Malone Manor is an affordable, older adults housing community. It's 50-unit, three-story senior living community is set amidst a lovely park-like setting. Directly across the street is a popular city park, boasting many trails for hikers and bicyclists alike. The Joanne Maxey Senior Center (right...

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  • Tiffany Springs Senior Living & Rehab

    Tiffany Springs Senior Living & Rehab

    9191 North Ambassador, Kansas City, MO 64154
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    Tiffany Springs offers upscale, luxury senior living with a variety of care options. By locating independent living, assisted living, memory care, and rehabilitation health care together on one campus in the Northland of Kansas City, we’re able to meet a variety of needs for individuals and couples....

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  • The Community Apartments at Antioch Crossing

    The Community Apartments at Antioch Crossing

    5300 NE Chouteau Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64119
    (1)
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    The Newest 55+ Apartment Community in North Kansas City! Move into your brand new home today! We have one bedrooms starting at $975 and two bedrooms staring at $1150! Restaurants and shopping at your door!

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  • Jefferson House

    900 E Jefferson St, Macomb, IL 61455
    (1)
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    Jefferson House is located at 900 East Jefferson in Macomb, Illinois and is privately owned and professionally managed by Urban Innovations.  You must be at least 62 years of age or older or disabled or handicapped to be eligible to live at Jefferson House. Rent, as set by HUD, will be approximately...

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  • Mount Washington

    Mount Washington

    570 S Evanston Ave, Independence, MO 64053
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    Mount Washington Senior Apartments Offers a unique living experience with this historically restored building which was once the first elementary school of Independence. Mount Washington appreciates its historical roots with its warm designs, in-home chalkboards, restored hardwood floors, and large...

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  • Mt. Carmel Place

    Mt. Carmel Place

    1130 Troup, Kansas City, KS 66104
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    Affordable housing for seniors 62 or BETTER. Your rent and deposit will be based off of 30% of your income. This beautiful oasis is near downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Our beautiful community features fully shelved library, a comfortable community room complete with computer lounge with Wi-Fi access,...

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  • Delaware Highlands

    Delaware Highlands

    12600 Delaware Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66109
    (8)
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    Delaware Highlands Assisted Living is focused on providing assisted living services for the low to moderate income senior adult. Delaware Highlands offers a warm home-like setting for all our residents. We provide affordable assisted living in a compassionate, caring manner so that senior adults...

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  • Elliott Place

    Elliott Place

    9540 E 75th St, Raytown, MO 64138
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    Living at Elliott Place gives our residents every opportunity to keep active, stay involved and age gracefully. Enhance your lifestyle while taking advantage of the great Opportunities Elliott Place Retirement Community offers! Home Cooked Meals Our chefs plan meals that are similar to ones that...

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  • Plaza l & ll Apts

    Plaza l & ll Apts

    7777 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131
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    Plaza I and II Apartments are located in Kansas City, MO. It offers studio, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom section 8 and tax credit units. Rent is based on 30% of income and income limits apply. Floor Plan Studio, 1 Bath | 446 Sq. Ft. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath | 593 Sq. Ft. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath | 696 Sq. Ft....

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  • John Calvin Manor

    John Calvin Manor

    310 NW Murray Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
    (1)
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    Newly Remodeled Studio Apartment Homes John Calvin Manor is a premier independent senior apartment community located off 50 Highway, 1 block south of Chipman Road in Lee's Summit, Missouri. John Calvin is an ideal community for individuals 62 yrs of age and up or individuals under 62 with a...

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  • Aspens Ridgeview

    Aspens Ridgeview

    11691 South Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS 66061
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    Luxury Resort Style Community for Active 55+ Adults Experience affordable, luxury living in a beautiful Colorado inspired community. Our homes feature designer finishes with spacious floor plans to fit your style and unique taste. Enjoy maintenance free living with new friends in a community that...

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  • Gentry Estates

    Gentry Estates

    4150 Bethel Street, Columbia, MO 65203
    (3)
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    Apartment Amenities -All electric -Full kitchen including: -Range and oven -Refrigerator with ice maker -Garbage disposal -Dishwasher -Ceiling fans -Full size stackable washer and dryer in each unit Community Amenities -Community room with full kitchen -Computer library -Fitness room -Billiards...

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  • Elm Haven Place

    Elm Haven Place

    101 N Rose St, Elmwood, IL 61529
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    At Elm Haven Place, you will find beautiful, modern apartments with thoughtfully designed floorplans and every amenity you could want, Elm Haven Place is the perfect place for you to call home. Our spacious floorplans are designed with senior living in mind and include convenient amenities and...

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  • Hancock Apartments

    1130 Hancock Drive, Boone, IA 50036
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    Hancock Apartments is a senior housing complex located in the city of Boone which is the county seat of Boone County, Iowa. With a real community feel in a comfortable neighborhood, Hancock Apartments is a wonderful choice for your new place of residence. Boone is a small but interesting city with...

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  • Benton Place Apartments

    520 Benton Ave W, Albia, IA 52531
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    Benton Place Apartments is an affordable and pleasant senior housing community located in the charming city of Albia in Monroe County, Iowa. Albia is a quiet but active community with friendly citizens. Albia hosts many different community events, such as shows and farmer's markets. Must-sees are...

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  • Oakwood Terrace

    400 West Elm, Princeton, MO 64673
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    Oakwood Terrace senior housing is in Princeton town, Mercer County, Missouri. The low-income housing is only a two-hour drive Northeast of Kansas City. The 55+ who are looking for convenient onsite accommodation will be attracted to our all bills paid 35 senior apartments. From our apartments, the...

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  • Hotel President

    500 Sycamore Street, Waterloo, IA 50703
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    We have beautiful studio and 1 bedroom apartments completely renovated that feature new carpet, new hardwood floors, new cabinets, new stove, refrigerators, sinks, and microwaves. We offer a home buddy personal emergency response system that features no base station and does not require a landline...

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  • Prairie Gardens Co-Op

    Dean Road SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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    Community for the active senior 62 plus, that is looking for new friendships, no more loneliness, and no maintenance. Building starts in summer of 2018 and takes 10-12 months. A lot of amenities , like putting green, horseshoes, pub, sewing room, outdoor kitchen and more. Purchase a share in the...

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  • Lakeview Manor

    904 E Milwaukee Ave, Storm Lake, IA 50588
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    Lakeview Manor is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a skilled nursing facility. It is our mission to provide our residents with the happiness and comfort they deserve. Our staff is very loving and caring and we offer a variety of special amenities to ensure our residents stay happy. Residents...

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  • Loess Hills Estates

    711 Nuckolls St., Glenwood, IA 51534
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    Loess Hills Estates has been around and providing excellent care since 1961. This is a place that offers many different living situations for residents. Located in Glenwood, IA this is a place that can provide the relaxed environment that many people are looking for in the retirement years. This is...

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  • The Center

    525 Jackson Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601
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    The Center senior Apartments is a 62+ residence located in the charming city of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. With comfortable and affordable units and friendly residents, The Center Apartments is a great choice for your new home. Known as 'The Home of Sliced Bread', Chillicothe is a...

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  • Chatelaine Residences

    6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506
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    Chatelaine Residences is a senior living community that is located in Lincoln, NE. Lincoln is the capital city of Nebraska and is the second most populous city in all of Nebraska. Chatelaine Residences is conveniently located nearby local shopping, entertainment and dining. Although the city is very...

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  • Charles Senior Housing

    1933 G St., Lincoln, NE 68510
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    Charles Senior Housing is a senior housing community situated in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Tucked between the capitol and the city county buildings one gets a tree top view of the Lincoln. Its location provides a suburb feel as residents can easily access a nearby shopping mall that has...

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  • Galesburg Towers

    1384 N. Henderson Street, Galesburg, IL 61401
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    Galesburg Towers is a senior housing apartment complex for seniors 55 and older and disabled people of any age located in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Galesburg Towers Apartments is located with easy access to nearby shopping centers, gas stations, public transportation lines, theatres, medical...

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  • Mound City Apartments

    4512 Northwest Greystone Court, Riverside, MO 64150
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    The Mound City Apartments are senior apartments located in the serene community of Mound City, Holt County , MI. When looking for an area with small town charm and lots of things to do, then the Mound City Area is the place for you. There is a very strong sense of community in here, which is why...

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  • Glendale at the Mansion

    16301 East 29th Street S, Independence, MO 64055
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    Glendale at the Mansion is an affordable senior housing community located in the large city of Independence, Jackson County, MO. The community is conveniently local to nearby shopping and dining and in close proximity to the large Van Hook Park. It is also nearby many historical attractions,...

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  • Nettleton Manor Apartments

    111 E Kump Avenue, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
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    Nettleton Manor Apartments is a senior, 62 and over housing community located in Bonner Springs, Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties, KS. Our community is located in the metropolitan city, but is within walking distance to a local park and the Kansas River. The views make it a great place...

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  • Centennial Plaza

    76 Lexington Ave, Le Center, MN 56057
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    A lovely three-story apartment building designed with every valued convenience for seniors or disabled persons, including controlled access, an elevator, laundry facilities, screened deck and a spacious community room with organized social activities and a Monday through Friday hot meal program.

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  • Carlisle Center for Assisted Living

    685 Cole Street, Carlisle, IA 50047
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  • Westwood Manor

    7115 Stewart Road, Liberty, MO 64068
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Senior Apartments in Des Moines, IA

Senior apartments are communities geared exclusively toward residents 55+, and offer amenities similar to a typical apartment complex. These communities offer older adults an easier lifestyle by taking care of tasks such as yard work and household repairs, but they typically provide limited organized social events and few additional services compared to those offered by independent or assisted living communities.

The median monthly cost for a senior apartment in Des Moines is about $825 in the city proper and $844 within the metropolitan area. In the state of Iowa, the median monthly cost for a senior apartment is about $648.

When it comes to senior apartments, Des Moines, IA offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Cost of Living in Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is considered to be much more affordable than other similarly sized cities. The cost-of-living index is rated 14 points below the national average and the grocery index is rated 7 points below the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
86 93 $992 18.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $123,403 $49,999 The top inheritance tax rate is 15% and there is no exemption threshold

Local Medical Providers

The top hospitals that service Des Moines include:

  • VA Central Iowa Health Care System - This government run community provides care to the region's veterans. They offer acute care as well as specialized medical services including surgery, mental health care, and geriatric care.
  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center - Consistently ranked as the top hospital in the city and one of the best in the state, this community offers a range of services across 875 staffed beds.
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital - This community provides care to a total of 224 staffed beds. They offer emergency and trauma treatment, behavioral medicine, general surgery, critical care, and home health care.

Climate and Weather

Des Moines has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with extreme high temperatures in the summer and extreme low temperatures in the winter. The summers are humid and in the winter the city receives a high volume of snowfall. On average, the humidity level for Des Moines is roughly 70%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 89°F (July) 62°F (July) 27°F 39°F (February) 14°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
42 (Good) 59 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality conditions means that those who are unusually sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 7” (June) 33”

Demographics and Values

Des Moines tends to lean liberal in most elections. This is due in part to the large population of college students that live there as well as the city being the capital of Iowa and the largest metropolitan area in the state.

2016 Presidential Election for Polk County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
51.74% 40.38% 7.89%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
481,222 217,521 952 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.07%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 23% 10% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
31% 25% 8%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
6.5% 11.3% 13.3% 0.4% 0.1% 65.4% 4%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
11,045 44 7

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 71% 14% 18% 6% 6%

Des Moines is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry and discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines combines midwest charm and metropolitan sensibilities to create a city that is filled with arts and culture. Dominating the skyline of the historic East Village neighborhood is the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building. Located nearby is the Des Moines Art Center which houses a wide collection of contemporary works as well as the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The park is host to a number of annual events including the Des Moines Art Festival and the 80/35 Music Festival. The Downtown Farmers Market also features live music as well as local goods and produce. The Salisbury House and Gardens is another popular venue that also features tours of the estate that highlight the architecture, local history, and regional biodiversity.

For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there are a number of excellent parks located within the city limits. These include the Des Moines Water Park which features a beautiful garden filled with fountains and other water displays. Walnut Woods state park is one of the largest parks in the city, spanning over 260-acres and miles of walking trails. The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens features a pagoda, ponds, and a large collection of sculptures and outdoor art exhibits. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor and indoor gardens and a large geodesic dome.

Transportation

Mass transit is available in the city through the Des Moines Area Regional Transit authority or DART which operates 26 routes throughout the city and surrounding metropolitan areas. Greyhound buses also connect Des Moines with regional transit hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Chicago.

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