Des Moines (Iowa)

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Coordinates 41°35′27″N 93°37′15″W
Country United States
State Iowa
Counties Polk, Warren
Founded 1843
Incorporated September 22, 1851
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP codes 50301-50340-50310-50316
Area code 515
FIPS code 19-21000
GNIS feature ID 465961
Government (Type) Council–manager government
Government (Body) Des Moines City Council
Government (Mayor) Frank Cownie (D)
Government (Senate) Senate list Matt McCoy (D)Bradford Zaun (R)Jack Hatch (D)Richard Dearden (D)Larry Noble (R)
Government (House) House list Jo Oldson (D)Bruce Hunter (D)Janet Petersen (D)Wayne Ford (D)Ako Abdul-Samad (D)Brian Meyer (D)Rick Olson (D)Walt Tomenga (R)
Government (U.S. Congress) Cindy Axne (D)
Government (State capital city) 90.70 sq mi (234.92 km2)
Government (Land) 88.18 sq mi (228.38 km2)
Government (Water) 2.52 sq mi (6.54 km2)
Area (State capital city) 90.70 sq mi (234.92 km2)
Area (Land) 88.18 sq mi (228.38 km2)
Area (Water) 2.52 sq mi (6.54 km2)
Population (2020) (State capital city) 214,133
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 105th IA: 1st
Population (2020) (Density) 2,428.39/sq mi (937.60/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 450,070 (86th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 699,292(83rd)
Population (2020) (CSA) 846,068 (64th)

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Des Moines (/dəˈmɔɪn/ (listen)) is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857. It is located on, and named after, the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the early French name, Rivière des Moines, meaning "River of the Monks". The city's population was 214,133 as of the 2020 census. The six-county metropolitan area is ranked 83rd in terms of population in the United States with 699,292 residents according to the 2019 estimate by the United States Census Bureau, and is the largest metropolitan area fully located within the state. A portion of the larger Omaha, Nebraska, metropolitan area extends into three counties of southwest Iowa.

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