West Branch, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 2,393 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.4%
 
Males: 1,124  (47.0%)
Females: 1,269  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52358.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,068 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
West Branch:

$63,068
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,713 (it was $19,577 in 2000)

West Branch city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $161,449 (it was $88,900 in 2000)
West Branch:

$161,449
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $697.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Branch: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Branch, IA (2010)
    • 2,21695.4%White alone
    • 492.1%Hispanic
    • 261.1%Two or more races
    • 150.6%Asian alone
    • 100.4%Black alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in West Branch, Iowa as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Branch is 521 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in West Branch by year

Type

2012

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.7)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
6
(256.4)
5
(211.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(85.5)
2
(84.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(43.1)
7
(299.1)
2
(84.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.7)
1
(42.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)1.7106.855.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in West Branch, IA

Crime rate in West Branch detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (31.1%), English (11.9%), Irish (11.1%), Danish (5.9%), American (5.0%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/12/1875

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 1.98 square miles.

Population density: 1,211 people per square mile   (low).

West Branch, Iowa map

32 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,545 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,496 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (9.3 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (139.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (189.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

West Liberty, IA (2.9 miles ),
Iowa City, IA (3.1 miles ),
Rochester, IA (3.1 miles),
University Heights, IA (3.3 miles ),
Atalissa, IA (3.4 miles ),
Solon, IA (3.5 miles ),
Coralville, IA (3.5 miles ),
Hills, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 91.35 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in West Branch, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Branch, IA in 2017

West Branch satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $156,900
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $269,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $225,100
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $253,900
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $217,000
Number of permits per 10,000 West Branch, IA residents
Average permit cost in West Branch, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +252 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in West Branch, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.7%)
  • Educational services (19.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (3.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.0%)
Most common occupations in West Branch, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Registered nurses (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)

Average climate in West Branch, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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West Branch, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.2. This is about average.

City:

73.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.195. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.195
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.491. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.491
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2016 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 25.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.89
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

West Branch-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the West Branch city center killed one person and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Branch-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 288.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 268.8 miles away from West Branch center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 317.5 miles away from West Branch center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 288.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 326.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cedar County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Branch topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Branch:

  • CRESTVIEW NURSING AND REHAB CENT (451 WEST ORANGE STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near West Branch:

  • IOWA CITY REHAB AND HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)
  • SIMPSON MEMORIAL HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WEST LIBERTY, IA)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)
  • IOWA CITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)
  • IOWA CITY VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 9 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; IOWA CITY, IA)

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

  • University of Iowa (about 10 miles; Iowa City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,735)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 23 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 41 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 42 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 42 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Augustana College (about 43 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Black Hawk College (about 49 miles; Moline, IL; FT enrollment: 5,086)

Public high school in West Branch:

Private high school in West Branch:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Branch:

  • WEST BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 183, Location: 225 N MAPLE, Grades: 5-8)
  • HOOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 148 N OLIPHANT, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in West Branch

Library in West Branch:

  • WEST BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $127,998; Location: 300 NDOWNEY ST; 20,973 books; 923 audio materials; 1,847 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 47 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Branch: Fox Run Golf and Country Club (A), Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum (B), West Branch Police Department (C), West Branch Public Library (D), West Branch Fire Department (E), West Branch Heritage Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Branch include: Bethany Lutheran Church (A), Friends Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Saint Bernadette Catholic Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Old Friends Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Hoover Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in West Branch include: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (1), President Herbert Hoover's Birthplace Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Value Inn (711 South Downey), Presidential Motor Inn (711 S Downey St).

Birthplace of: Herbert Hoover - (1874-1964), mining engineer, President of the United States, David Johnson (Iowa politician) - Politician, Marv Cook - College football player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in West Branch and their reported violations in the past:

FOUR OAKS (Address: 127 NORTH 4th ST , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-05-2007), St Public Notif received (AUG-13-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-16-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2005), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-10-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-02-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-01-2005 to JUN-01-2005)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.6%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.2%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in West Branch in 2000:

  • 59 people in nursing homes
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Banks with branches in West Branch (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: West Branch at 127 West Main Street, branch established on 1998/11/13. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Community State Bank: West Branch Office at 801 W. Main Street, branch established on 2007/12/03. Info updated 2008/03/18: Bank assets: $96.8 mil, Deposits: $85.6 mil, headquarters in Tipton, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Company

For population 15 years and over in West Branch:

Marital status in West Branch, IA
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in West Branch:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - West Branch
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Branch, IA (based on Cedar County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,25019
Catholic1,7593
Evangelical Protestant98710
Other4-
None10,499-
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: 6
Cedar County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cedar County:

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cedar County:

27.6%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

7.2%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Branch:

50.0%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Branch:

49.5%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
West Branch:

29.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Branch:

12.6%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Branch:

42.1%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
West Branch:

56.2%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.6%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Branch, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$11,993$47,9721$598
Other Government Administration 3$12,894$51,5760$0
Water Supply 2$6,903$41,4180$0
Local Libraries 2$5,922$35,5323$1,778
Streets and Highways 2$7,158$42,9481$139
Parks and Recreation 1$2,973$35,6760$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 13$47,843$44,1635$2,515

West Branch government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $253,000 ($105.73)
    Water Utilities: $244,000 ($101.96)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($22.98)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $511,000 ($213.54)
    General - Other: $479,000 ($200.17)
    Police Protection: $217,000 ($90.68)
    Water Utilities: $215,000 ($89.85)
    Sewerage: $207,000 ($86.50)
    Financial Administration: $206,000 ($86.08)
    Libraries: $176,000 ($73.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000 ($56.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $114,000 ($47.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $89,000 ($37.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($22.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($16.30)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($5.43)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($30.51)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $30,000 ($12.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $94,000 ($39.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000 ($31.76)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($3.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $619,000 ($258.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($10.45)

West Branch government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $237,000 ($99.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($17.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000 ($7.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $9,000 ($3.76)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $34,000 ($14.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $147,000 ($61.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $38,000 ($15.88)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($10.45)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($2.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($2.51)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($1.25)
    Rents: $3,000 ($1.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $338,000 ($141.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $220,000 ($91.93)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.42)
  • Tax - Property: $1,612,000 ($673.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $112,000 ($46.80)
    Other License: $48,000 ($20.06)

West Branch government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,622,000 ($1095.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,561,000 ($1070.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $295,000 ($123.28)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $234,000 ($97.79)

West Branch government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,361,000 ($568.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $253,000 ($105.73)

6.40% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,722 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, IA  1.12% ($55,976 average AGI)
from Muscatine County, IA  1.06% ($47,608)
from Linn County, IA  1.04% ($39,936)
Businesses in West Branch, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ford1Quiznos1
McDonald's1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in West Branch:

  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBF (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOC (1420 AM; 5 kW; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Branch:

  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K295AC (106.9 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLLR-FM (103.7 FM; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WVIK (90.3 FM; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KWCC (93.1 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRUI-FM (89.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: STUDENT B/CASTERS, INCORP.)
  • KRNL-FM (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IA; Owner: CORNELL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around West Branch:

  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WHBF-TV (Channel 4; ROCK ISLAND, IL; Owner: CORONET COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K62FU (Channel 62; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
West Branch fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

West Branch fatal accident list:

May 30, 1990 06:00 PM, West Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 57Number of bridges
  • 259ft / 79.2mTotal length
  • 366,901Total average daily traffic
  • 118,430Total average daily truck traffic
  • 253,426Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Branch, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 31900-1909
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Branch, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in West Branch)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in West Branch, IA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • WEST BRANCH, 1825 Hayes Rd (Lat: 41.681139 Lon: -91.221000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.9 m, Overall height: 91.1 m, Call Sign: WQJR319,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 12/02/2018, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2014, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • WEST BRANCH, Intersection Of County Roads F44 & X16 (Lat: 41.671167 Lon: -91.424917), Type: Upole, Structure height: 17.1 m, Call Sign: WQMK774,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17760.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2010, Expiration Date: 09/07/2020, Certifier: Jerry Melick, Registrant: West Liberty Telephone Company, 413 North Calhoun Street, West Liberty, IA 52776, Phone: (319) 627-0223, Fax: (319) 627-2187, Email:
  • West Branch, 27 Purethane Pl (Lat: 41.659528 Lon: -91.340111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WQRU474,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz... (+18 more), Grant Date: 07/29/2013, Expiration Date: 07/29/2023, Certifier: Jill Randolph, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:
  • IAWBRA01, 1547 Baker Avenue (Lat: 41.724778 Lon: -91.352833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 422.5 m, Overall height: 443.8 m, Call Sign: WQZF909,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+30 more), Grant Date: 05/05/2017, Expiration Date: 05/05/2027, Certifier: Mike Denny, Registrant: Law Office Of Suzanne S. Goodwyn, 1234 Tottenham Court, Reston, VA 20194, Phone: (703) 444-8804, Fax: (703) 991-0629, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Branch)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 182TS , Serial Number: T18208237, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 07/21/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 01/04/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Larry E Lynch, 1437 Echo Ave, West Branch, IA 52358
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3397M , Serial Number: 12-2248, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 09/15/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 07/06/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Jonathan C Bullers, 3 Greenview Dr, West Branch, IA 52358
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 101 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 53876 , Serial Number: 226-76, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 11/06/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 01/27/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne H Lynch, 512 250th St, West Branch, IA 52358
  • Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-M1A+ (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 656BB , Serial Number: 40.859, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 05/07/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 04/23/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Barry A Anderson, 1745 Charles Ave, West Branch, IA 52358

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 25. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 49 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in West Branch, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (53.8%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (22.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Branch, IA
    • 21553.8%Outside Fires
    • 9022.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 8922.3%Structure Fires
    • 61.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Branch, IA
Most common first names in West Branch, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2580.5 years
William2476.2 years
John2276.1 years
Robert1473.3 years
Charles1377.5 years
James1280.4 years
Helen1283.6 years
George1078.3 years
Joseph1071.1 years
Frank1083.2 years
Most common last names in West Branch, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pedersen1378.0 years
Anderson1184.4 years
Hoffman1079.6 years
Jensen1086.8 years
Hora884.7 years
Larson780.3 years
Slach780.0 years
Rummells788.0 years
Thomas782.8 years
Williams777.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Branch, IA
  • 88.8%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Branch, IA
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 35.6%Electricity


West Branch compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
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