Best Places to Live

Des Moines, IA

Population: 208,020
LIV
SCORE
617
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The capital of Iowa, Des Moines is one of the wealthiest cities in America and a major center for the U.S. insurance industry. The city has an extensive overhead skywalk system downtown, and local college options include Drake University and Grand View University. Data processing centers for Facebook, Hewlett-Packard and Facebook are hugely successful, and Des Moines offers residents 76 parks and four major hospitals.

Des Moines, IA Ranking Data

Civic
44
Demographics
59
Economy
42
Education
53
Health
75
Housing
64
Infrastructure
55