Des Moines, Iowa Houses for Sale

Located in the south-central part of Iowa, along the Des Moines River and is adjacent to Raccoon River and is situated in the heart of the Corn Belt. The city’s economy lies and is the United States’ major hub for the insurance industry wherein a sizable financial services and publishing business. Des Moines has always been credited as the number one spot for the United States insurance companies. The city will never run out of things to do and explore. Des Moines’ cultural events and festivals that are being celebrated draw crowds of all ages to the downtown area. Here you will find locally-owned restaurants, unique shops, and hip bars that lighten up the entertainment side of the district. Many of the home buyers in the city are aged between 24-34 years old, who are mostly young professionals and young families because of the city’s low cost of living, stable and robust job market, and its entertainment options.

Des Moines, IA Prices for Houses for Sale

292,087 +13%
256,091 +15%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Des Moines Homes for Purchase

366 -0%
396 -18%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

47 +8%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 367  
Police Civilians 97  
Total Arrests 4,156 (2020)
Total Incidents 17,439 (2020)
CrimeScore 52.47  
National Rank 4246th  
Statewide Rank 128th  

Local Statistics

Population 212,312 (-0.01%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,374 (2.47%)

Criminal Offenses

Arson 69
Assault Offenses 4,511
Bribery 6
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 1,863
Counterfeiting/Forgery 467
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 2,452
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 1,059
Embezzlement 10
Extortion/Blackmail 2
Fraud Offenses 843
Homicide Offenses 24
Kidnapping/Abduction 6
Larceny/Theft Offenses 5,125
Motor Vehicle Theft 1,464
Pornography/Obscene Material 25
Prostitution Offenses 4
Robbery 248
Sex Offenses 182
Stolen Property Offenses 13
Weapon Law Violations 272

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