West Branch, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 2,349 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 
Males: 1,103  (47.0%)
Females: 1,246  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  39.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52358.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $63,383 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
West Branch:

$63,383
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,890 (it was $19,577 in 2000)

West Branch city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $149,479 (it was $88,900 in 2000)
West Branch:

$149,479
IA:

$142,300

Median gross rent in 2016: $679.

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  • Races in West Branch, IA (2010)

    West Branch races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Branch: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.2%), Irish (11.3%), English (10.4%), Danish (5.5%), American (4.4%), Dutch (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/12/1875

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 1.98 square miles.

Population density: 1,188 people per square mile   (low).

West Branch,IA real estate house value index trend

West Branch, Iowa map

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): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Branch city:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

31 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Iowa:

4.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in West Branch, Iowa as of November 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in West Branch to the number of sex offenders is 1,302 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,429 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,475 (1.2%)

West Branch satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 91.35 W

Area code: 319

West Branch household income distribution West Branch home values distribution

Crime rates in West Branch (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (43.1 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 1.7 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.8)

Crime rates in West Branch (2016):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (42.7 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 6 assaults (256.4 per 100,000)
  • 2 burglaries (85.5 per 100,000)
  • 7 thefts (299.1 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (42.7 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 106.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 236.5)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +252 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in West Branch, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 West Branch 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

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

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)

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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).

Cedar 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 75.8. This is about average.

City:

75.8
U.S.:

74.7

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

City:

0.195
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.14. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.14
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 33.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 19.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.39
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.3%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.3% for two or more races residents)
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

West Branch, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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.
Iowa:

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

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cedar County:

27.6%
Iowa:

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

7.2%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 3$12,894$51,5760$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$11,993$47,9721$598
Streets and Highways 2$7,158$42,9481$139
Parks and Recreation 1$2,973$35,6760$0
Water Supply 2$6,903$41,4180$0
Local Libraries 2$5,922$35,5323$1,778
Totals for Government 13$47,843$44,1635$2,515

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $189,000 ($80.46)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $218,000 ($92.81)
    Regular Highways: $172,000 ($73.22)
    Police Protection: $153,000 ($65.13)
    Financial Administration: $135,000 ($57.47)
    General - Other: $126,000 ($53.64)
    Sewerage: $106,000 ($45.13)
    Fire Protection: $93,000 ($39.59)
    Libraries: $92,000 ($39.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($17.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($5.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($5.11)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($3.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($18.73)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $14,000 ($5.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($17.45)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($14.47)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($5.11)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($1.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $376,000 ($160.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.28)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $228,000 ($97.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($19.58)
    All Other: $10,000 ($4.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($2.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $81,000 ($34.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $91,000 ($38.74)
    Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($23.84)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.85)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.85)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $250,000 ($106.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $175,000 ($74.50)
    General Support: $27,000 ($11.49)
    All Other: $5,000 ($2.13)
  • Tax - Property: $679,000 ($289.06)
    Total General Sales: $61,000 ($25.97)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($11.07)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($5.53)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($23.41)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $997,000 ($424.44)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $189,000 ($80.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $551,000 ($234.57)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($13.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $399,000 ($169.86)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $236,000 ($100.47)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($10.22)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $39,000 ($16.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,206,000 ($513.41)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($0.43)

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
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 Johnson County, IA  0.98% ($39,875 average AGI)
from Muscatine County, IA  0.88% ($38,862)
from Linn County, IA  0.80% ($29,203)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
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 Johnson County, IA  1.18% ($40,273 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.94% ($32,600)
to Scott County, IA  0.69% ($32,922)

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 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


West Branch fatal accident list:

May 30, 1990 06:00 PM, West Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • 25,740Total average daily traffic
  • 5,783Total average daily truck traffic
  • 38,107Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/02/2008, Expiration Date: 12/02/2018, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2014, Certifier: Pamelia Y HoofRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/07/2010, Expiration Date: 09/07/2020, Certifier: Jerry MelickRegistrant: 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: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WQRU474
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/29/2013, Expiration Date: 07/29/2023, Certifier: Jill RandolphRegistrant: Graybill Communications, 305 Miller Rd., Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-5456, Fax: (319) 393-5458, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Larry E Lynch, 1437 Echo Ave, West Branch, IA 52358
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2716V , Serial Number: D-92, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Tim Crew, 165 290th St, 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
    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
    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-MIA+ (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 656BB , Serial Number: 40.859, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 05/07/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Barry A Anderson, 1745 Charles Ave, West Branch, IA 52358

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)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - West Branch

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in West Branch, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ford1Quiznos1
McDonald's1U-Haul1

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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

West Branch on our top lists:

  • #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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