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West Des Moines is a city in Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties in the US state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 56,609. West Des Moines is the second-largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area and the tenth-largest city in Iowa. It ranked 94th in Money magazine's list of the "100 Best Places to Live and Launch" in 2008, 77th and 57th on the 100 Best Places to Live in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and 18th on the Hipster Cities of 2015.


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Facts and Stats for West Des Moines*

  • Pollution Statistics in West Des Moines

    Know the pollution level of West Des Moines before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • West Des Moines: Crime and Safety

    How safe is West Des Moines for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in West Des Moines.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.67 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 28.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in West Des Moines - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of West Des Moines is 204.23 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.54 (High)
    • Climate Index 61.88 (High)
    • Pollution Index 16.28 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.47 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.34 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.8 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.05 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.22 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in West Des Moines

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in West Des Moines

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.64 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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