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Your source for economic, demographic, and workforce data in Greater Des Moines.

Total Employment Growth, 2012-2022 | Des Moines Metro (MSA) vs US

Over the last 10 years the Des Moines Metro Area has experienced employment growth of 15.9%, which is +2% higher than the US over the decade.

Employment continues to rise as the workforce emerges out from the impacts of COVID-19.

The highest ten-year job growth is among Construction, and Professional & Business Services.

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Gross Domestic Product, 2016-2021 | Des Moines Metro (MSA)

GDP rose over $2.9 million (6.3%) from 2020 to 2021, more than over the last 5-year period combined. Overall GDP exceeded $49 million.

The MSA had strong growth coming out of the 2020 pandemic, in part, due to not experiencing a significant downturn during that year.

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Median Household Income, 2016-2021 | Des Moines Metro (MSA) vs US

The median household in the Des Moines Metro earns over $77K. Median income in the MSA surpasses the national average by roughly $7.9K, a continuation of this trend over the last two decades.

After a slight upward trend over the previous 4-year period, median household income grew by 6.9% from 2020 to 2021. A significant increase of income is reflected in the strong growth of GDP in the MSA.

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