Car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, are traumatic life changing events. Having an Des Moines personal injury lawyer that understands the challenges you face, gives you the peace of mind that justice will be done. At the Law Offices of Mark McClure, our experienced Des Moines personal injury attorneys will make sure your injuries are treated and fight for the legal compensation you deserve.
Our Des Moines Personal Injury Attorneys specialize in:
Auto / Truck Accidents
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About Des Moines, Washington
Des Moines is located about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma on the eastern shore of Puget Sound. The city is actually the one of the few points whose geographical features permits access to the water and, because of this, Des Moines owns and operates a fully functional marina complete with boat launching and pier fishing facilities. Though there’s no solid evidence that there was ever a permanent Native American settlement in Des Moines, there is evidence that Muckleshoot and Duwamish Native American Tribes came to Des Moines often to go clamming and fishing.
6.3 square miles in area, Des Moines is largely known for its recreational activities. People living in nearby Seattle and Tacoma often visit Des Moines to spend some time on the nearly quarter mile sandy beach at Saltwater State Park or simply to get an unobstructed view of the Puget Sound. The town is also home to the Des Moines Beach Park, which was formerly known as Covenant Bible Beach C amp. The camp was originally constructed between the years 1917 and 1931 and is located on Cliff Ave and 220th Street. Contrary to what the name suggests, Des Moines Beach Park is not on a beach. The Des Moines Field House/Activity Center is also listed as a King County landmark.
Though the city has a fairly moderate population, Des Moines does not operate its own independent school district. Most of the neighborhoods in Des Moines make use of the Highline Public Schools District. The remaining two neighborhoods that aren’t served by Highline Public Schools District, namely Redondo and Woodmont, are served by the Federal Way School District. Despite the fact that the city does not have its own school system, three secondary schools are located in Des Moines: Aviation High School, Mt. Rainier High School, and Pacific Middle School.
The Demographics in Des Moines, Washington are fairly average for the area. According to the 2000 census, approximately 74.15% of the population was non-Hispanic White, 7.2% of the population was African American, 8.28% was of Asian descent, 6.61% was Hispanic, and the rest of the city classified itself as “other races” or “two or more races”. The average income for an individual working in Des Moines was about $24,127 and the median household income was about $49,000 per year. 5.6% of families are living at or below the poverty line, which is about 7% of the overall population.
The Highline School District serves most Des Moines children, with a few neighborhoods in Des Moines being served by Federal Way School District. The secondary schools in Des Moines are Mount Rainier High School, Pacific Middle School, and Aviation High School. Des Moines is also home to Highline Community College. The possibility exists for post-secondary educational institutions to open within the city in the next few decades as the population in Des Moines increases. The population in Des Moines has grown steadily through the years, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Though the 2012 estimated population puts more than 30,000 people in Des Moines – that’s literally 1,000x the population in Des Moines at the turn of the century.
Des Moines is perhaps best known for being home to Saltwater State Park, the most popular State Park in the Puget Sound region. More than 750,000 people visit the park every year to enjoy the sandy beach or scuba dive in the rocky tide flats. The beach is nearly a quarter of a mile long and looks out on the glory and splendor of Puget Sound. Most of the homes in Des Moines, in fact, enjoy an unobstructed view of Puget Sound and Vashon Island.
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