West Des Moines is a city in Polk, Dallas, Warren, and Madison counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. A majority of the city is located in Polk County, a minority of the city is located in Dallas County, and small portions extend into Warren and Madison counties. West Des Moines is the second-largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area and the sixth-largest city in Iowa. It ranked 57th in Money magazine's list of the "100 Best Places to Live and Launch", and 18th on the Hipster Cities of 2015.
West Des Moines has a population of over 67,899 people. West Des Moines also forms part of the wider Des Moines metropolitan area which has a population of over 699,300 people.