Best Places to Live

West Des Moines , IA

Population: 61,266
LIV
SCORE
588
Photo courtesy of the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau

One of Iowa's wealthiest cities, West Des Moines residents enjoy a good quality of life with a median household income of $90,000. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is the city's largest employer with 6,500 workers, while other large local industries represent sectors such as insurance, finance and food. West Des Moines also has high-achieving public and private schools.

West Des Moines , IA Ranking Data

Civic
63
Demographics
53
Economy
68
Education
64
Health
52
Housing
60
Infrastructure
53