What travelers say
In 1957, this city had a population of around 5,615, but it grew as many new subdivisions were built in the decades ahead. As per the 2000 census, the city had a population ... More of around 46,403. A special census was taken in the spring of 2005 and the population was estimated to 51,744.
The climate is continental and there are marked seasonal contrasts in the temperatures. As per the United States Census Bureau, West Des Moines has a total area of 27.6 square miles, of which 26.8 square miles is of land and 0.8 square miles is of water.
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