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Population in 2012: 2,331 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 

Males: 1,145  (49.2%)
Females: 1,186  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  38.7 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52358.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,352 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
West Branch:

$60,352
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,170

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $147,453 (it was $88,900 in 2000)
West Branch:

$147,453
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $144,439; Detached houses: $174,734; Townhouses or other attached units: $106,715; In 2-unit structures: $453,776; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $64,315; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $107,191; Mobile homes: $34,963

Median gross rent in 2012: $637.

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  • White alone - 2,216 (95.4%)
  • Hispanic - 49 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 26 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Branch: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.3%), Irish (15.8%), English (9.9%), United States (4.2%), Norwegian (3.5%), Swedish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/12/1875

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 1.98 square miles.

Population density: 1,179 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in West Branch:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Branch city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

19 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in West Branch, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in West Branch to the number of sex offenders is 777 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,984 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,087 (1.6%)

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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

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Latitude: 41.67 N, Longitude: 91.35 W

Area code: 319

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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 = 1.8 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Iowa average:

1.72

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +252 (+13.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

West Branch-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 186% 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 significantly below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cedar County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Herbert Hoover - (1874-1964), mining engineer, President of the United States, David Johnson (Iowa politician) - Politician, Marv Cook - College football player.


Hospital/medical center in West Branch:

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

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in West Branch, IA

Local government website: westbranchiowa.org

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

  • University of Iowa (about 10 miles; Iowa City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,313)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 24 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 41 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,699)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 42 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 42 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Kaplan University (about 42 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 8,162)
  • Augustana College (about 43 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,446)

Public high schools in West Branch:

Private high school in West Branch:

  • SCATTERGOOD FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 1951 DELTA AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in West Branch:

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.3. This is about average.
City:

36.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 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.:

0.401
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

19.6
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
(4.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.4% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Branch, IA

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 compared to Iowa state average:

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  • 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


West Branch travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.52%
Here51.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents22.0%21.7%21.5%16.3%8.6%
Congregations25.0%12.5%9.4%9.4%9.4%
NameFriends (Quakers)Presbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.0%2.7%1.8%0.9%1.5%
Congregations12.5%9.4%3.1%3.1%6.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This 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
This county:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

7.79 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cedar County:

7.2%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$10,080$40,3200$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$9,114$36,4560$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,144$36,4321$528
Local Libraries 1$2,584$31,0084$2,408
Totals for Government 11$33,922$37,0065$2,936

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $189,000 ($81.08)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $218,000 ($93.52)
    Regular Highways: $172,000 ($73.79)
    Police Protection: $153,000 ($65.64)
    Financial Administration: $135,000 ($57.92)
    General - Other: $126,000 ($54.05)
    Sewerage: $106,000 ($45.47)
    Fire Protection: $93,000 ($39.90)
    Libraries: $92,000 ($39.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($17.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($5.15)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($5.15)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($3.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $44,000 ($18.88)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $14,000 ($6.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($17.59)
    Fire Protection: $34,000 ($14.59)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($5.15)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($1.29)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $376,000 ($161.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $228,000 ($97.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($19.73)
    All Other: $10,000 ($4.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($2.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $81,000 ($34.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $91,000 ($39.04)
    Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($24.02)
    Property Sale Other: $2,000 ($0.86)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $250,000 ($107.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $175,000 ($75.08)
    General Support: $27,000 ($11.58)
    All Other: $5,000 ($2.15)
  • Tax - Property: $679,000 ($291.29)
    Total General Sales: $61,000 ($26.17)
    Public Utilities: $26,000 ($11.15)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($5.58)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($23.60)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $997,000 ($427.71)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $189,000 ($81.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $551,000 ($236.38)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($13.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $399,000 ($171.17)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $236,000 ($101.24)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($10.30)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $39,000 ($16.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,206,000 ($517.37)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($0.43)

6.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Johnson County, IA  1.48% ($35,196 average AGI)
from Linn County, IA  0.82% ($39,119)
from Scott County, IA  0.82% ($35,763)


6.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Johnson County, IA  1.39% ($32,782 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.95% ($32,957)
to Scott County, IA  0.72% ($34,962)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

West Branch, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

West Branch fatal accident list:

May 30, 1990 06:00 PM, West Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 9, 1976 02:41 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 500 Ft Nnw Of Cr X30 Int With I80 (Lat: 41.666139 Lon: -91.346833), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNZL582
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.69000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2012, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022
    Registrant: Graybill Communications, 305 Miller Rd., Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-5456, Fax: (319) 393-5458, Email:
  • 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 41.709472 Lon: -91.287944), Call Sign: KEO755
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/07/2013, Expiration Date: 03/28/2023
    Registrant: Graybill Communications, Inc., 305 Miller Rd., Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-5456, Fax: (319) 393-5458, Email:
  • 2 Mi Ne (Lat: 41.708639 Lon: -91.307667), Call Sign: KNHD881
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/1998, Expiration Date: 08/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2003
    Registrant: Barry Anderson, 1745 Charles Ave, West Branch, IA 52358
  • 1 Block West Of N Maple And W Oran Intersection (Lat: 41.674361 Lon: -91.351444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 27.4 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WPUL705
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2012, Expiration Date: 03/28/2022, Certifier: Terry L Harris
    Registrant: Graybill Communications Inc., 305 Miller Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-5456, Fax: (319) 393-5458, Email:
  • 601 Fawcett Dr. (Lat: 41.658333 Lon: -91.338611), Call Sign: WQHJ792
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.187 MHz, 451.237 MHz, 451.287 MHz, 451.312 MHz, 451.337 MHz, 451.362 MHz, 451.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2007, Expiration Date: 08/16/2017, Certifier: R. Victor Thompson
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (317) 841-3328, Email:
  • 601 Fawcett Drive (Lat: 41.658333 Lon: -91.338611), Call Sign: WQJB428
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.837 MHz, 467.925 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/15/2008, Expiration Date: 07/15/2018, Certifier: Erin Hazen
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (317) 841-3328, Email:
  • 225 N Maple (Lat: 41.674139 Lon: -91.350694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQKX958
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/22/2009, Expiration Date: 10/22/2019, Certifier: Jess Burger
    Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 100 N Fairway Drive, Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: (847) 918-0250, Fax: (847) 918-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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, 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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: 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: PIPER PA-32R-301T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4363W , Serial Number: 32R-8429018, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1984
    Registrant (Corporation): Cohn Air LLC, 145 Bickford Dr, West Branch, IA 52358


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

Businesses in West Branch, IA

  • McDonald's: 1
  • Quiznos: 1
  • U-Haul: 1


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