Des Moines is a mostly residential community that it situated along Puget Sound midway between Seattle and Tacoma in Washington state. The population as of April 1, 2010, was 29,673 and was the 41st largest city in the state. It also was the 12th largest city in King County. Des Moines is a long and narrow city, 6.3 miles long and 2.1 wide covering 4,340 acres.
According to the 2010 Census, the median age is 39 years old and is roughly 63% white, with Asian following with 11% and Black or African American at 9%. The median household income for Des Moines was $59,577.
Major employers in Des Moines are the Highline School District, Highline College, The City of Des Moines and, two retirement centers.