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"The Waterland City"

The Washington state capital is Olympia.

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The population of Des Moines is approximately 27,030 (1997), 29673 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,438 (1990), 11664 (2010).

The amount of land area in Des Moines is 8.807 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Des Moines to Washington DC is 2464 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 37 miles. (as the crow flies)
Des Moines is positioned 47.39 degrees north of the equator and 122.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.

The city tree is the Noble Fir.
The city bird is the Eagle.
The Des Moines city color is blue.

Des Moines median income is $42,400 (1994).

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Des Moines location: on the eastern shore of Puget Sound, between Seattle and Tacoma.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Des Moines is moderate
The weather in Des Moines is seasonal. There is a rainy season between October and March. December is usually the most wet of the season. Here is a weather page for the area
The average winter temperature is (days) 40 to 50 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is (days)70 to 80 degrees F.
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Des Moines history:

A history page for Des Moines, Washington

Des Moines was settled about 1867. The City was named after the Des Moines City Improvement Company that was named after Des Moines, Iowa and the pronunciation of its name is the same.
The settling of Des Moines: about 1867
The incorporation date of Des Moines: June 17, 1959

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