West Des Moines is located in Polk County, IA. The population is 58,185, making West Des Moines the 2nd largest city in Polk County and the 9th largest city in the state of Iowa.
There are 17 public schools in West Des Moines with an average Homefacts rating of B+. The total crime rate for West Des Moines is very low, and there are 27 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in West Des Moines is low and the median home sales price is $172,000.