Inthe city adopted a city commission government known as the Des Moines Plan, comprising an elected mayor and four commissioners, all elected at-largewho were responsible for public works, public property, public safety, and finance.
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Inthe city changed its government to elect four of the seven city council members from single-member districts or wards, rather than at-large. This enabled broader representation of voters. As with many major urban areas, the city core began losing population to the suburbs in the s the peak population ofwas recorded inas highway construction led to new residential construction outside the city.
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The skyline of Des Moines changed during the s and s, as several new skyscrapers were built. Additional skyscrapers were built in the s, including Iowa's tallest.
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In the early 21st century, the city has had more major construction in the downtown area. Inthe Principal Financial Group and the city announced plans for the Principal Riverwalkwhich will feature trails, pedestrian bridges across Woman wants nsa Wilkinson Indiana river, a fountain and skating plaza, and a "civic garden" Moinse front of the City Hall.
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According to the United States Census Bureauthe city has an area of The annexations became official on June 26,as 5, acres 9. PolkDallasWarrenand Madison.
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As of the census ofthere werepeople, 81, households, and 47, families residing in the tahn. There were 88, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city for Unincorporated areas not merged with the city proper was People of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any race, made up The cities racial make up during the census was People of Hispanic or Latino origin, of any race, formed Non-Hispanic Whites were There were 81, households of which The average household size was 2.
The median age in the city was The gender makeup of the city was As of the census, there werepeople, 80, households, and 48, families in the city. There were 85, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city was There were 80, households out of which For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were Des Moines Looking for slightly more than Des Moines Iowa been referred to as the "Hartford of the West" because Ioaw this.
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Wells Fargo Arena is the Des Moines area's primary venue for sporting events and concerts since its opening in Named for title sponsor Wells Fargo Financial Services, Wells Fargo Arena holds 16, and books large, national touring acts for arena concert performances, while several smaller venues host local, regional, and national bands.
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While Des Moines Water Works currently acts as the primary regional producer of water, we believe current and future challenges for producing water could be better met through expanded representation and involvement in decision-making, rate-setting, and capital planning, and by more equitably sharing costs and spreading the assumption of risk among the people and governments of the region. Poutine lovers rejoice! Django will reopen in August at its new location: Locust Street in downtown Des Moines. We're excited to get back to serving Des Moines all the Django cuisine you love along with some new surprises, including the addition of Derek Eidson (formerly of Centro) as Executive Chef / . Real Estate and Housing. ZIP code has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.
Ray Asian Gardens and Pavilion, named in honor of the former governor whose influence helped relocate thousands of Vietnamese refugees to Iowa homes in the s and s. Developed by the city's Asian community, the Gardens include a three-story Chinese pavilion, bonsai landscaping, and granite sculptures to highlight the importance of diversity and recognize Asian American contributions in Iowa. Blank Park Zoo is a beautifully landscaped acre 8.
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Each suburb would have still retained its individual government but had the option to join the consolidated government at any time. Although a full merger was soundly rejected, many city and county departments and programs have been consolidated.
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The Des Moines-Ames media market consists of 35 central Iowa counties: Two non-commercial stations are also licensed to Des Moines: Mediacom is the Des Moines area's cable television provider. The Des Moines Register is the city's primary daily newspaper.
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The Water Works Park trails connect westward to Valley Junction and the recreational trails of the western suburbs: Windsor HeightsUrbandaleCliveand Waukee.
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According to the Census, 1, of Iowa's 3, residents lived in urban areas, accounting for The smallest cities by population are Beaconsfield and Le Royeach with 15 residents. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Census is listed first. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, Iowa Secretary of State. Lists of cities in the United States by state.