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Des Moines is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for the Des Moines Improvement Company, which was named for the city in Iowa.
The latitude of Des Moines is 47.401N. The longitude is -122.323W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,039.
Mills servicing the lumber industry opened soon thereafter.
In the 1930s, a highway was built that connected the community to Seattle and Tacoma, helping to stimulate the local economy.
Turning down the opportunity to become part of the ever-growing community of Kent, community residents voted to incorporate in 1959.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Des Moines demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98148 ZIP code.
15% of Des Moines residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Des Moines ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Des Moines was $24,127, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Des Moines residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Des Moines, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $639. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,351.
Libraries in Des Moines include Des Moines Library, Woodmont Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Des Moines include Highline Times-Des Moines News
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Des Moines political report.
The average commute time for Des Moines workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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