Des Moines, WA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 11,854 housing units in Des Moines. This represents a 59.4% growth from 7,438 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 11,854 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Des Moines is about 61.3%. Des Moines's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4%. Average household size is 2.47 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Des Moines were built after 1972.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.60%
One Bedroom14.90%
Two Bedrooms30.70%
Three Bedrooms32.40%
Four Bedrooms13.60%
Five Bedrooms or more4.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.6
Median year structure was built1968
Median Value of occupied units$174,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$184,400

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.28
Median year structure was built1977
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$639

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan1%
Second Mortgage9.60%
Home Equity Loan10.70%
Simple Mortgage52.80%
Debt Free25.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.6%