15.3% Poverty Rate in Des Moines County, Iowa

Poverty Rate in Des Moines County, Iowa

How does the Poverty Rate in Des Moines County, Iowa compare to other counties in Iowa?

Iowa County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Des Moines County, Iowa born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

15.2%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Des Moines County, Iowa who were born citizens of the United States is 15.2%.

20.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Des Moines County, Iowa who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 20.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Des Moines County, Iowa born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Des Moines County, Iowa have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 38,451 residents of Des Moines County, Iowa who were born citizens of the United States, 5,848 (15.2%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 137 (20.7%) of 663 residents of Des Moines County, Iowa who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Des Moines County, Iowa

The Poverty Rate in Des Moines County is 15.3%.
Des Moines County is in Iowa.
Iowa Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Beaverdale 11.2%

1,265

Burlington 19.2%

24,868

Danville 6.1%

1,098

Mediapolis 6.4%

1,498

West Burlington 16.3%

2,825

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2018 Iowa Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Iowa in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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