Des Moines is situated at the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers
Des Moines is located in Polk County and is the capital city of Iowa
Downtown Des Moines Zip Code is 50309 and Area Code of 515
More than 77,000 people come to work in downtown Des Moines every day, one of the highest rates per capita in all of the U.S.
Des Moines has been dubbed the 3rd largest insurance capital of the world, after London, England and Hartford, Connecticut
Des Moines has a 19.2 minute average commute time, one of the lowest for a city of our size
The downtown skywalk system is nearly four miles long, the 2nd most miles of skywalk per capita in North America, after Calgary, Alberta Canada
The five-county Des Moines metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States according to 2010 estimates with 569,633 residents according to United States Census Bureau. The city proper population was 203,433 at the 2010 census.
The Downtown Farmers Market has more than 200 vendors from all around Iowa.
Almost 200,000 attend the Des Moines Arts Festival every summer
Over a million people attend the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines every August
Des Moines has four professional minor league teams. The Iowa Barnstormers, arena football, and the Iowa Energy, basketball, both play at the Wells Fargo Arena. There is also the Iowa Cubs baseball team that plays at Principal Park and the Des Moines Menace soccer team.
Des Moines is a diverse, multi-faceted metropolitan area where the arts, theatre, ballet, symphony, opera are plentiful.
Nearest large city is Omaha, Nebraska which is about 125 miles west of Des Moines
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