Latest Data (2017)
Population 65,608
Nationwide Rank 559

Quick Facts

West Des Moines, Iowa is the 559th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

West Des Moines, Iowa is a city.

West Des Moines, Iowa is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 West Des Moines had its largest population ever.

West Des Moines, Iowa is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 68% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

West Des Moines, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
549 Lake Elsinore, California 66,411 126.8%
550 Johnson City, Tennessee 66,391 18.5%
551 Laguna Niguel, California 66,334 5.5%
552 North Port, Florida 66,300 185.1%
553 North Little Rock, Arkansas 65,911 8.7%
554 Lodi, California 65,884 14.5%
555 Alpharetta, Georgia 65,799 41.1%
556 Conway, Arkansas 65,782 50.6%
557 Tamarac, Florida 65,669 17.4%
558 Schenectady, New York 65,625 6.2%
559 West Des Moines, Iowa 65,608 39.0%
560 Shawnee, Kansas 65,513 34.7%
561 Madera, California 65,508 49.9%
562 Harlingen, Texas 65,467 11.3%
563 East Orange, New Jersey 65,378 -6.2%
564 San Clemente, California 65,267 29.0%
565 Santa Cruz, California 65,021 16.3%
566 Jupiter, Florida 64,976 62.9%
567 Wellington, Florida 64,848 66.9%
568 Rocklin, California 64,838 74.0%
569 Youngstown, Ohio 64,604 -20.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
298 Davenport 102,320 4.1%
410 Sioux City 82,514 -2.8%
464 Iowa City 75,798 20.5%
535 Waterloo 67,587 -1.7%
547 Ames 66,498 30.5%
559 West Des Moines 65,608 39.0%
596 Ankeny 62,416 126.2%
598 Council Bluffs 62,316 6.8%
648 Dubuque 58,276 1.0%
873 Urbandale 43,592 47.7%
918 Cedar Falls 41,570 14.8%
975 Marion 39,400 48.3%
1076 Bettendorf 35,813 14.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 65,608 559
2016 64,560 561
2015 64,113 562
2014 63,325 558
2013 61,255 574
2012 59,296 594
2011 58,374 596
2010 56,609 613
2009 56,954 593
2008 55,503 612
2007 54,811 614
2006 53,947 617
2005 52,792 624
2004 51,942 629
2003 52,125 624
2002 50,295 641
2001 47,886 668
2000 47,182 667
1990 32,193 869