West Des Moines has to relinquish its crown as the Des Moines Metro area's biggest suburb. Ankeny is now the most populated city outside of Des Moines in the metro area. Ankeny's population has grown to over 70,000 people.
Ankeny is one of the country's fastest growing cities. West Des Moines had been the largest suburb since, at least, 1970.
The Des Moines Metro area continues to be the Midwest's fastest growing metro area. In the latest census bureau report, the Metro area has added population faster than Indianapolis, number two for growth in the Midwest.
Des Moines is one of only 8 Midwestern metro areas that has seen growth.