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Des Moines, WA

City
Population 2000: 29,267
Square miles: 6.34
Metro area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue


2000 CENSUS DATA
DES MOINES WA US
POPULATION
Number Number Number
Total population 29,267
Square miles (land) 6.34
Population per square mile 4,616.54 88.57 79.56
GENDER
Number Pct Pct Pct
Male 14,101 48.2 49.8 49.1
Female 15,166 51.8 50.2 50.9
AGE
Number Pct Pct Pct
15 or younger 5,825 19.9 21.3 21.4
16-24 3,571 12.2 13.9 13.9
25-44 9,092 31.1 30.8 30.2
45-64 6,432 22.0 22.8 22.0
65+ 4,347 14.9 11.2 12.4
Number Number Number
Average age (years) 38.12 35.91 36.22
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Number Pct Pct Pct
White 21,702 74.2 81.8 75.1
Black or African American 2,106 7.2 3.2 12.3
American Indian and Alaska native 280 1.0 1.6 0.9
Asian 2,422 8.3 5.5 3.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 393 1.3 0.4 0.1
Some other race 972 3.3 3.9 5.5
Two or more races 1,392 4.8 3.6 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 1,936 6.6 7.5 12.5
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk

Note: Hispanic ethnicity is a separate data category from race. This number should not be added to race totals.

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