Latest Data (2016)
Population 64,560
Nationwide Rank 561

Quick Facts

West Des Moines, Iowa is the 561st largest city in the United States as of 2016.

West Des Moines, Iowa is a city.

West Des Moines, Iowa is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 West Des Moines had its largest population ever.

West Des Moines, Iowa is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

West Des Moines, Iowa Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
551 San Clemente, California 65,309 29.1%
552 Conway, Arkansas 65,300 49.5%
553 Bowling Green, Kentucky 65,234 31.7%
554 Tamarac, Florida 65,199 16.5%
555 Shawnee, Kansas 65,194 34.0%
556 Rogers, Arkansas 65,021 62.9%
557 Schenectady, New York 64,913 5.1%
558 East Orange, New Jersey 64,789 -7.1%
559 Lodi, California 64,641 12.4%
560 Buckeye, Arizona 64,629 562.3%
561 West Des Moines, Iowa 64,560 36.8%
562 Santa Cruz, California 64,465 15.4%
563 Madera, California 64,444 47.5%
564 Youngstown, Ohio 64,312 -21.3%
565 North Port, Florida 64,274 176.4%
566 Skokie, Illinois 64,270 1.4%
567 Lake Elsinore, California 64,205 119.3%
568 Janesville, Wisconsin 64,159 6.1%
569 Cheyenne, Wyoming 64,019 19.8%
570 Eden Prairie, Minnesota 63,914 15.6%
571 Wellington, Florida 63,900 64.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Iowa

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
296 Davenport 102,612 4.4%
406 Sioux City 82,872 -2.4%
470 Iowa City 74,398 18.3%
521 Waterloo 67,934 -1.2%
546 Ames 66,191 29.9%
561 West Des Moines 64,560 36.8%
584 Council Bluffs 62,524 7.1%
639 Ankeny 58,627 112.5%
642 Dubuque 58,531 1.4%
873 Urbandale 43,018 45.8%
914 Cedar Falls 41,390 14.3%
988 Marion 38,480 44.8%
1071 Bettendorf 35,727 14.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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