So you love Des Moines. You’re quick to defend it when out of state friends and family poke fun and you politely correct New Yorkers when they ask you how life in “Ohio” is.
But how much do you really know about our great city?
We decided to dig up some information for you and give you some fun facts and figures that you can share with all your friends and family, and make you the talk of the dinner party.
As of the 2010 Census Des Moines has a population of just over 203,000
Des Moines was originally named Fort Raccoon, then it was changed to Fort Des Moines and finally shortened to the current name, Des Moines.
Des Moines is the 3rd largest insurance capital of the world. It follows London and Hartford, Connecticut.