Des Moines County is located in southeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Burlington and the largest city is Burlington. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.dmcounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 40,255 and the 2010 census population was 40,325. The land area is 416.12 square miles and there are 96.9 persons per square mile.
90.8% of the population is White, 5.7% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 91.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,900, there are 16,993 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,408, the median household income is $42,451, and 13.8% of the persons in Des Moines County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,407. Retail sales (in $1000) were $616,900, and sales per capita were $15,182. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26%.
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