City Demographics

Des Moines is a mostly residential community that it situated along Puget Sound midway between Seattle and Tacoma in Washington state. The population as of July 1, 2022, was 32,408 and was the 39th largest city in the state. Des Moines is a long and narrow city, 6.3 miles long and 2.1 wide covering 4,340 acres.

Major employers in Des Moines are Highline School District, Highline College, City of Des Moines, Federal Aviation Administration's Northwest Mountain Headquarters and two retirement communities - Wesley and Judson Park.