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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesOther - United States · 1 decade ago

Cool facts about Des Moines, Iowa?

please tell me some cool facts!

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  • Em C
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Not sure what kind of facts you are looking for, but here are the quick facts from the city's information center.

    Climate

    There are seasonal contrasts in temperatures and precipitation in Des Moines.

    Average temperatures are: Spring (47), Summer (75), Fall (50) and Winter (23).

    Average annual precipitation is: Rainfall - 32.1 inches, Snowfall: 31.6 inches.

    Population

    The reported population as of the 2000 census is 198,682. For more census information about Des Moines, visit the 2000 City of Des Moines Statistical Profile.

    Education

    In addition to a great public school system, Des Moines is home to five institutions of higher learning. Check out this listing of schools, colleges, and universities.

    Commute Time

    Des Moines has a 19.2 minute average commute time, one of the lowest for a city of our size.

    Median Household Income

    $38,408

    Unemployment Rate

    3.4 (Polk County)

    Employment Base

    The major industries in Des Moines are insurance, government, manufacturing, trade, and health care services. Des Moines area businesses draw employees from a five-county metro area of more than 500,000 residents. Iowa's work force, with an 80 percent high school graduation rate, ranks among the top five states.

    Largest Employers

    Our employers include both state and local government (State of Iowa, Polk County, City of Des Moines) as well as the following private employers.

    Principal Life Insurance Company

    Iowa Health Systems

    Mercy Hospital Medical Center

    Hy-Vee Food Stores

    Nationwide Insurance (Allied)

    United Parcel Service

    Dahl's Supermarkets

    BFS North American Tire, LLC

    Qwest Corporation

    Communication Data Services

    Pioneer Hi-Bred International

    Electronic Data Systems, Corp

    Wellmark, Inc. (Blue Cross)

    Marsh (formerly Seabury and Smith)

    Wells Fargo Financial

    Meredith Corporation

    Des Moines Register

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What do you want to know? There's a lot going on here. We have an arena football team that went away but came back this year. We have a AAA minor league baseball team. We have two rivers. Cloris Leachman is from Des Moines . . . and so is the band Slipknot.

    It's hard to really say one way or another because there's a lot of ground to cover, and I'd need specifics. I'd say to try this website: http://www.ci.des-moines.ia.us/

    Source(s): Born, raised, and live in Des Moines
  • haddad
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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