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Des Moines
King County, Washington


"The Waterland City"

Page Contents for Des Moines, Washington

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news




Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
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).
The average winter temperature is (days) 40 to 50 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is (days)70 to 80 degrees F.


on the eastern shore of Puget Sound, between Seattle and Tacoma.
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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
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History & History Related Items

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.
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The settling of Des Moines

about 1867

The incorporation of Des Moines

June 17, 1959

Des Moines City Government

City of Des Moines
21630 11th Ave. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198-6398

Des Moines has a Council-Manager form of government.

Des Moines Chamber

The Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 98672
Des Moines, Washington 98198
Phone: (206) 878-7000
Fax: (206) 824-8779

Des Moines Community News

news website

Des Moines Organizations

The Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 98672
Des Moines, Washington 98198
Phone: (206) 878-7000
Fax: (206) 824-8779

Des Moines Libraries

King County Library System

Des Moines Schools

Local Schools Des Moines


The city of Des Moines population was:
1980 - 7,378
1990 - 17,283
1997 - 27,030

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