West Des Moines (də moinˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 31,702), Polk co., S central Iowa, a growing suburb W of Des Moines; inc. 1893 as Valley Junction, renamed 1938. Hybrid seed corn and sorghum are grown, and there is diversified manufacturing.
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