West Bend, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 762 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.6%
 
Males: 352  (46.2%)
Females: 410  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 50597.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,073 (it was $31,711 in 2000)
West Bend:

$46,073
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $25,647 (it was $18,804 in 2000)

West Bend city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $93,648 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
West Bend:

$93,648
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $114,099; Detached houses: $114,624; Townhouses or other attached units: $87,542; In 2-unit structures: $426,150; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $69,129; Mobile homes: $77,324

Median gross rent in 2015: $576.

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  • Races in West Bend, IA (2010)

    West Bend races chart
    • 76797.7%White alone
    • 111.4%Hispanic
    • 60.8%Two or more races
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

Races in West Bend detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Bend: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (52.5%), Norwegian (10.4%), Irish (5.5%), Swiss (3.7%), American (3.2%), Dutch (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/27/1884

Elevation: 1198 feet

Land area: 0.88 square miles.

Population density: 862 people per square mile   (low).

West Bend,IA real estate house value index trend

West Bend, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in West Bend:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Bend city:

  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 15.0%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

43 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America).

This city:

4.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,227 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,299 (1.4%)

West Bend satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (76.7 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (142.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (354.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ottosen, IA (2.4 miles) , Rodman, IA (2.5 miles) , Whittemore, IA (2.7 miles ), Bode, IA (3.2 miles ), Cylinder, IA (3.2 miles) , Plover, IA (3.3 miles) , Bradgate, IA (3.3 miles) , Rolfe, IA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $81,500
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $189,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $155,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $375,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $450,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.96 N, Longitude: 94.45 W

Area code: 515

West Bend household income distribution West Bend home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -114 (-12.0%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in West Bend: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Bend, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Bend-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.3 miles away from the West Bend city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Bend-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 203.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 263.3 miles away from West Bend center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 208.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 210.5 miles away from West Bend center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 463.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Palo Alto County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Bend topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Bend:

  • WEST BEND CARE CENTER (203 FOURTH STREET NW)

Other hospitals and medical centers near West Bend:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALGONA (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - ALGONA (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF THE HEARTLAND (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • KOSSUTH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • ALGONA MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ALGONA, IA)
  • EMMETSBURG CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; EMMETSBURG, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Bend:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 35 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 37 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 45 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 68 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa State University (about 77 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 86 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 87 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

Public high school in West Bend:

  • WEST BEND-MALLARD HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 300 3RD AVE SW, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in West Bend:

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Library in West Bend:

  • WEST BEND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $77,625; Location: 316 S BROADWAY; 17,226 books; 881 audio materials; 1,329 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Bend: Grotto of the Redemption (A), Grotto of the Redemption Campground (B), West Bend (C), West Bend Elevator Company Elevator (D), Palo Alto Community Ambulance West Bend (E), West Bend Public Library (F), West Bend Fire Department (G), West Bend City Hall (H), West Bend Police Department (I), West Bend Historical Society Museum (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Bend include: Saint Peter and Pauls Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), Peace Lutheran Church (C), Apostolic Christian Fellowship (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Grotto Of The Redemption (Museums; 300 N Broadway Ave).

Hotel: Park View Inn & Suites and Conference Center (13 4th Street Northeast).

Palo Alto County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.4. This is better than average.

City:

59.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.10
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.5%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
41 people in nursing homes in 2000
15 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in West Bend (2011 data):

  • West Iowa Bank: at 319 S Broadway Ave, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $94.7 mil, Deposits: $81.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: West Bend Bancorp.
  • Farmers State Bank: West Bend Branch at 324 South Broadway, branch established on 2006/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $95.2 mil, Deposits: $83.8 mil, headquarters in Algona, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Whittemore Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Iowa average:

10.3

West Bend travel time to work - commute West Bend mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for West Bend city (based on Palo Alto County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,00812
Catholic2,7987
Evangelical Protestant1,4449
Other--
None2,171-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Palo Alto County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Palo Alto County:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

9.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Palo Alto County:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Bend:

50.6%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.3%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Bend:

17.8%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Bend:

10.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Bend:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Bend:

36.0%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
West Bend:

54.7%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
West Bend:

74.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Bend, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,312$37,8720$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,066$36,7920$0
Water Supply 2$6,576$39,4560$0
Electric Power 2$6,089$36,5340$0
Local Libraries 1$2,458$29,4965$1,638
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$438
Totals for Government 8$24,501$36,7528$2,076

West Bend government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $184,000 ($241.47)
    Water Utilities: $133,000 ($174.54)
    Regular Highways: $45,000 ($59.06)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $628,000 ($824.15)
    Gas Utilities: $621,000 ($814.96)
    General - Other: $282,000 ($370.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $76,000 ($99.74)
    Libraries: $75,000 ($98.43)
    Water Utilities: $69,000 ($90.55)
    Sewerage: $51,000 ($66.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $49,000 ($64.30)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($60.37)
    Housing & Community Development: $31,000 ($40.68)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($34.12)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($22.31)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($9.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($7.87)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($3.94)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($7.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($60.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($34.12)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($11.81)
    Electric Utilities: $3,000 ($3.94)
    Gas Utilities: $2,000 ($2.62)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $315,000 ($413.39)

West Bend government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $134,000 ($175.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000 ($104.99)
    All Other: $13,000 ($17.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($10.50)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $37,000 ($48.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($19.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($73.49)
    General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($21.00)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($3.94)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $859,000 ($1127.30)
    Gas Utilities: $674,000 ($884.51)
    Water Utilities: $97,000 ($127.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $67,000 ($87.93)
    General Support: $15,000 ($19.69)
    All Other: $4,000 ($5.25)
  • Tax - Property: $205,000 ($269.03)
    Total General Sales: $47,000 ($61.68)

West Bend government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $100,000 ($131.23)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $775,000 ($1017.06)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $400,000 ($524.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $525,000 ($688.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $599,000 ($786.09)
    Electric Utilities: $50,000 ($65.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $51,000 ($66.93)
    Electric Utilities: $50,000 ($65.62)

West Bend government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,026,000 ($2658.79)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, IA  0.64% ($32,696 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.61% ($23,545)
from Polk County, IA  0.36% ($41,846)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, IA  0.74% ($27,037 average AGI)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.52% ($48,474)
to Polk County, IA  0.33% ($29,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Bend:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Bend:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around West Bend:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

West Bend fatal accident list:

Dec 26, 2012 02:10 PM, 2nd St S, Lat: 42.95869, Lon: -94.45036, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 18, 2001 03:45 PM, Sr-15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 1, 1989 10:00 AM, Local, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Michael E Steil, 5714 475th St (Lat: 42.955528 Lon: -94.459417), Type: 91.4, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: 5158874591, , 607 2ND AVE SW
  • LORI DAWSON, 4870 570th Ave (Lat: 42.941111 Lon: -94.462667), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • Lori Dawson, 4870 570th Ave (Lat: 42.941111 Lon: -94.462667), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • STEVEN T CAMPBELL, 4870 570th Ave (Lat: 42.941111 Lon: -94.462667), Type: 94.5, Structure height: 19147 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 2029553000, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 800 17TH STREET NW, SUITE 1100

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 42.956361 Lon: -94.460528, Call Sign: WPRH364
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.050 MHzGrant Date: 07/07/2015, Expiration Date: 09/21/2025, Certifier: Dave GirresRegistrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • Se Corner Ne 1/4 31 Whittmore Twp (Lat: 42.992194 Lon: -94.424417), Call Sign: KYZ980
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHzGrant Date: 09/01/2004, Expiration Date: 10/17/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/20/2014Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • Lat: 42.954250 Lon: -94.448750, Call Sign: WQKV337
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.505 MHzGrant Date: 09/24/2009, Expiration Date: 09/24/2019, Certifier: Jamie SchmidtRegistrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • MOBILE, Lat: 42.954250 Lon: -94.448972, Call Sign: WQSE910
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.575 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2013, Expiration Date: 09/11/2023, Certifier: John E BruellmanRegistrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • STATION, Ne Of The Int Of Cnw Railroad And St Hwy 15 (Lat: 42.964389 Lon: -94.446083), Structure height: 67.1 m, Call Sign: WNES510
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.237 MHz, 928.237 MHzGrant Date: 08/20/1998, Expiration Date: 10/29/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/03/2009Registrant: Phone: (515) 228-2183
  • Elevator In (Lat: 42.964389 Lon: -94.446083), Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPJE852
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.262 MHzGrant Date: 05/14/1996, Expiration Date: 05/14/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2001Registrant: Phone: (507) 835-8375
  • West Bend, Lat: 42.961000 Lon: -94.445694, Call Sign: WQDB637, Licensee ID: L00045482
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHzGrant Date: 06/11/2015, Expiration Date: 07/15/2025, Certifier: Lisa SewellRegistrant: City Of West Bend
  • WEST BEND, 4870 570th Ave (Lat: 42.941111 Lon: -94.462667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQIL585
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/11/2008, Expiration Date: 03/11/2018, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2015, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 315 W 2nd Street (Lat: 42.958833 Lon: -94.450528), Call Sign: WRV223
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.690 MHzExpiration Date: 07/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/05/1999Registrant: Northwest Tel. Coop. Assoc. Of Havelock, Wood Street, Havelock, IA 50546

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Bend)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: FISHER FLYINGS PRODUCTS INC FP-202 KOALA (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2557Q , Serial Number: 2015, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): John A Marcellus, 4523 520th Ave, West Bend, IA 50597
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 733RG , Serial Number: 17268485, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Palo Alto Flyers, Po Box 255, West Bend, IA 50597
  • Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER CALLAIR A-9 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7647V , Serial Number: 1375, Year manufactured: 1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Fogarty Flying Service Inc, Route 1, West Bend, IA 50597

Most common first names in West Bend, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1878.2 years
Mary1783.0 years
George1579.5 years
Donald1162.6 years
Dorothy1076.3 years
William1077.8 years
Ida987.2 years
Fred976.7 years
Robert875.8 years
Paul875.9 years
Most common last names in West Bend, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Banwart2180.6 years
Montag1382.1 years
Metzger1283.7 years
Bonnstetter1181.6 years
Harms1179.2 years
Anliker1079.3 years
Brown979.5 years
Schafer982.8 years
Schmidt983.8 years
Zaugg982.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (1%)

Businesses in West Bend, IA

  • Ford: 1

West Bend compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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