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59,068
Job Openings
4.8%
Unemployment Rate
$61,000
Median Base Salary
31k
Population

Des Moines has the 990th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Des Moines is part of the Seattle metro area. Unemployment in the Seattle area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting worse. Seattle has the 11th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Des Moines is above average at $61,000, and the median cost of a home in Des Moines is $247,000, which is above the national average. 23% of workers in Des Moines hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Des Moines. 65% of Des Moines workers drive to work alone, 11% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 13% walk. People in Des Moines spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.