Total Population123
Male Share of the Population39.8%
Female Share of the Population60.2%
Senior Citizens32.5%
Employed Population 16+51
Age of the Population39


% of people married57%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$0
% Above Poverty Level90.2%
% Below Poverty Level9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time5 minutes
% Working from Home7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.6%
% Using Public Transportation11.8%


People Living Alone45.3%
Median Gross Rent$555
Median House Value$52,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Des Moines Almanac

Nearest Medium City 111 miles SE of Pueblo, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City153 miles S of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Standard Zip Codes88418
Phone Area Codes505
Time ZoneMountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Des Moines Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 45 F
Apr Temp32 to 63 F
Jul Temp56 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 66 F
Annual Precip17.8 inches
Distance33.3 miles
Jan Temp8 to 41 F
Apr Temp25 to 56 F
Jul Temp47 to 78 F
Oct Temp29 to 61 F
Annual Precip24.3 inches
Distance35.2 miles
Jan Temp13 to 46 F
Apr Temp29 to 64 F
Jul Temp51 to 83 F
Oct Temp32 to 67 F
Annual Precip16.5 inches
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Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

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