Cool facts about Des Moines, Iowa?
please tell me some cool facts!
- Em CLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Not sure what kind of facts you are looking for, but here are the quick facts from the city's information center.
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.
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.
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.
Des Moines has a 19.2 minute average commute time, one of the lowest for a city of our size.
Median Household Income
3.4 (Polk County)
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.
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
BFS North American Tire, LLC
Communication Data Services
Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Electronic Data Systems, Corp
Wellmark, Inc. (Blue Cross)
Marsh (formerly Seabury and Smith)
Wells Fargo Financial
Des Moines Register
- Anonymous1 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
- haddadLv 43 years ago
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