West Chester, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 148 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.9%
 
Males: 81  (54.9%)
Females: 67  (45.1%)
Median resident age:  53.3 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52359

Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,634 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
West Chester:

$29,634
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,916 (it was $22,609 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $50,041 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
West Chester:

$50,041
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $56,365; Detached houses: $62,849; Mobile homes: $29,671

Median gross rent in 2016: $901.

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    • 13793.8%White alone
    • 42.7%Two or more races
    • 32.1%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Black alone
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in West Chester: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (22.2%), German (16.7%), Scotch-Irish (13.9%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.6%), Kenyan (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/17/1899

Elevation: 774 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 586 people per square mile   (low).

West Chester, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in West Chester:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Chester city:

  • Never married: 10.5%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 21.4%

3 residents are foreign born (3.3% Africa).

This city:

3.3%
Iowa:

4.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in West Chester, Iowa as of December 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in West Chester to the number of sex offenders is 91 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $619 (1.2%)

West Chester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (26.6 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (172.7 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (216.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Washington, IA (2.7 miles ), Keota, IA (2.7 miles ), Wellman, IA (3.0 miles ), Brighton, IA (3.4 miles ), Kalona, IA (3.4 miles ), Kinross, IA (3.5 miles) , Harper, IA (3.5 miles) , Coppock, IA (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 41.34 N, Longitude: 91.82 W

Area code: 319

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

2.6%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-10.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (40%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (44%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Average climate in West Chester, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Chester-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the West Chester city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Chester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 288.7 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 271.3 miles away from West Chester 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 151.6 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 313.3 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 316.1 miles away from West Chester 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 289.0 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 Washington County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Chester topographic map

Birthplace of: Dick Crayne - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near West Chester:

  • MAPLEWOOD MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; KEOTA, IA)
  • WASHINGTON CO. PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • HALCYON HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - WASHINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • UNITED PRESBYTERIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)

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

  • University of Iowa (about 27 miles; Iowa City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,735)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 37 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 41 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 50 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 66 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 66 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Augustana College (about 67 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

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Notable locations in West Chester: Exporter Elevator (A), West Chester City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in West Chester: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.0%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Chester city (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,17020
Evangelical Protestant4,15030
Catholic3,9564
Other1893
None9,239-
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: 4
Washington County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washington County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Washington County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Chester:

44.9%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Chester:

39.0%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.7
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

33.4%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Chester:

12.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Chester:

41.5%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

48.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
West Chester:

77.6%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Chester, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$20
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$594
Sewerage 0$0 1$200
Water Supply 0$0 3$388
Totals for Government 0$0 12$1,202

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($87.84)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($74.32)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($60.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($40.54)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($33.78)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($27.03)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($27.03)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($20.27)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($20.27)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($13.51)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($60.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($94.59)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($121.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($40.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($87.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($87.84)
    General Support: $5,000 ($33.78)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($94.59)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.76)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $168,000 ($1135.14)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $166,000 ($1121.62)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($13.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $81,000 ($547.30)

6.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,854 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
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  1.88% ($31,553 average AGI)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.37% ($23,656)
from Henry County, IA  0.34% ($129,724)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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  1.54% ($33,282 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.38% ($38,938)
to Henry County, IA  0.29% ($23,640)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Chester:

  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCII (1380 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Chester:

  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around West Chester:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • K13MN (Channel 13; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (9%)

West Chester compared to Iowa state average:

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