West Union, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 2,444 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 1,111  (45.5%)
Females: 1,333  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52175.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,577 (it was $34,515 in 2000)
West Union:

$42,577
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,866 (it was $17,937 in 2000)

West Union city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,156 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
West Union:

$90,156
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $107,120; Detached houses: $109,026; Mobile homes: $12,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $454.

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  • White alone - 2,363 (95.1%)
  • Hispanic - 50 (2.0%)
  • Black alone - 26 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Union: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.8%), Norwegian (13.8%), Irish (11.4%), English (9.0%), United States (6.3%), Czech (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/9/1879

Elevation: 1197 feet

Land area: 2.69 square miles.

Population density: 909 people per square mile   (low).

West Union,IA real estate house value index trend

West Union, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in West Union:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Union city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

20 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in West Union, Iowa as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in West Union to the number of sex offenders is 104 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,209 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,219 (1.4%)

West Union satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (42.4 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (122.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (224.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hawkeye, IA (2.7 miles ), Randalia, IA (2.8 miles) , Clermont, IA (2.9 miles ), Fayette, IA (2.9 miles ), Elgin, IA (3.0 miles ), St. Lucas, IA (3.1 miles) , Wadena, IA (3.4 miles ), Castalia, IA (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $173,800
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $207,700
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.96 N, Longitude: 91.81 W

Area code: 563

West Union household income distribution West Union home values distribution

Crime rates in West Union by Year
Type 2002 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0010000
per 100,000 0.00.041.10.00.00.00.0
Assaults 1344133
per 100,000 39.1120.1164.2165.641.6120.0119.7
Burglaries 12232551614
per 100,000 469.180.1123.21034.8207.9640.3558.4
Thefts 2441113132018
per 100,000 938.2160.1451.6538.1540.5800.3718.0
Auto thefts 2112121
per 100,000 78.240.041.182.841.680.039.9
Arson 0010101
per 100,000 0.00.041.10.041.60.039.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.8) 85.539.776.0135.348.4108.596.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in West Union detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in West Union, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Union-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the West Union city center killed 5 people and injured 156 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/12/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Union-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 373.6 miles away from the city 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 181.7 miles away from West Union 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 352.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 280.8 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 404.1 miles away from West Union 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 373.3 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 Fayette County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Union topographic map

Birthplace of: Paul Peek (politician) - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in West Union:

  • PALMER LUTHERAN HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 112 JEFFERSON STREET)
  • WEST UNION DIALYSIS CENTER (405 HIGHWAY 150 N)
  • PALMER HOME HEALTH (200 JEFFERSON STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (201 HALL STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WEST UNION (201 HALL STREET)

Airports located in West Union:

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

  • Upper Iowa University (about 9 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 15 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Luther College (about 25 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 46 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 46 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Viterbo University (about 65 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Western Technical College (about 66 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)

Public high school in West Union:

Public elementary/middle schools in West Union:

See full list of schools located in West Union

Library in West Union:

  • WEST UNION COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $120,817; Location: 210 N VINE ST; 30,382 books; 867 audio materials; 1,461 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 77 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in West Union: Fayette County Raceway (A), West Union Cooperative Elevator (B), Lilac Plaza (C), Fayette County Fairgrounds (D), West Union Fire Department (E), West Union Residential Facility (F), Northeast Iowa Medical Transport Incorporated (G), Heiserman Memorial Library (H), West Union City Hall (I), West Union Police Department (J), Fayette County Historical Library (K), Fayette County Sheriffs Office (L), Fayette County Courthouse (M), Fayette County Historical Museum (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Union include: Holy Name Catholic Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Bethel United Presbyterian Church (C), Bethany Lutheran Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), Victory Christian Church (F), Valleyview Wesleyan Church (G), Redeemer Lutheran Church (H), Zion Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: West Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in West Union include: Fayette County Courthouse Twice Burned Historical Marker (1), Sunset Park (2), Clark Park (3), Rotary Park (4), Lions Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Fayette County Historical & Genealogical Center (Museums; 100 North Walnut Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Motel-West Union (108 Highway 150 North), The Elms Motel (705 Highway 150 South), Lilac Motel (Junction Highway 150 And 18).

Court: Fayette County - Associate Juvenile Court Judge (Po Box 458).

Fayette 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 Union and their reported violations in the past:

WEST UNION COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 43, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.5%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 84.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in West Union in 2010:

  • 66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 45 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 26 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in West Union in 2000:

  • 68 people in nursing homes
  • 51 people in halfway houses
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

West Union, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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West Union compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in West Union (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of West Union: The First National Bank Of West Unio at 115 North Vine Street, branch established on 1934/01/01; Drive-In Branch at 302 West Bradford Street, branch established on 1966/03/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $111.6 mil, Deposits: $100.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Banshares, Inc.
  • Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank: West Union Branch at 205 North Vine Street, branch established on 1913/07/05. Info updated 2009/02/25: Bank assets: $226.5 mil, Deposits: $176.4 mil, headquarters in Lansing, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Kerndt Bank Services, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Union city (based on Fayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.78%
Here: 75.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran Church
Adherents34.1%32.4%14.1%5.5%5.0%
Congregations12.5%19.6%25.0%7.1%7.1%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANorth American Baptist ConferenceChristian Churches and Churches of Christ The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2.5%1.3%1.2%0.9%2.9%
Congregations3.6%1.8%3.6%3.6%16.1%
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: 2
Fayette County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Fayette County:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Fayette County:

28.2%
Iowa:

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

15.9%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 2$6,609$39,6545$438
Police Protection - Officers 3$12,124$48,4961$505
Firefighters 0$0 31$2,485
Streets and Highways 3$8,754$35,0160$0
Airports 0$0 1$490
Sewerage 4$13,406$40,2180$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,440$29,2800$0
Water Supply 4$13,714$41,1420$0
Local Libraries 1$2,655$31,8606$2,608
Other and Unallocable 1$2,621$31,4520$0
Totals for Government 19$62,323$39,36244$6,526

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $82,000 ($33.55)
    Air Transportation: $47,000 ($19.23)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($13.50)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($11.87)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($9.00)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $234,000 ($95.74)
    Regular Highways: $207,000 ($84.70)
    Sewerage: $161,000 ($65.88)
    Water Utilities: $133,000 ($54.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000 ($47.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $103,000 ($42.14)
    Libraries: $94,000 ($38.46)
    Financial Administration: $87,000 ($35.60)
    General - Other: $74,000 ($30.28)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($11.87)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($9.00)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($4.91)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($3.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($2.86)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($28.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $117,000 ($47.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $18,000 ($7.36)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($2.86)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($2.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $544,000 ($222.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($5.73)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $245,000 ($100.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000 ($47.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($8.59)
    All Other: $14,000 ($5.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($13.91)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $36,000 ($14.73)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($7.77)
    Rents: $18,000 ($7.36)
    Property Sale Other: $11,000 ($4.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $221,000 ($90.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $204,000 ($83.47)
    General Support: $61,000 ($24.96)
    All Other: $38,000 ($15.55)
  • Tax - Property: $775,000 ($317.10)
    Total General Sales: $161,000 ($65.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $30,000 ($12.27)
    NEC: $8,000 ($3.27)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $293,000 ($119.89)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,220,000 ($499.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $871,000 ($356.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $284,000 ($116.20)
    Other, NEC: $38,000 ($15.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $311,000 ($127.25)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($3.68)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $772,000 ($315.88)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $61,000 ($24.96)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Buchanan County, IA  0.61% ($30,468 average AGI)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.59% ($23,783)
from Linn County, IA  0.36% ($24,179)


5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,998 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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 Black Hawk County, IA  0.75% ($39,414 average AGI)
to Buchanan County, IA  0.63% ($32,184)
to Bremer County, IA  0.41% ($29,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Union:

  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Union:

  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KVIK (104.7 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDEC-FM (100.5 FM; DECORAH, IA; Owner: DECORAH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNEI-FM (103.5 FM; WAUKON, IA; Owner: WENNES COMMUNICATIONS STATIONS, INC.)
  • KPVL (89.1 FM; POSTVILLE, IA; Owner: POSTVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCTN (100.1 FM; GARNAVILLO, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Union:

  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K14AF (Channel 14; DECORAH, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

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

West Union, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

West Union fatal accident list:

Aug 21, 1981 02:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Fayette Cty Courthouse (Lat: 42.961917 Lon: -91.806833), Structure height: 52 m, Call Sign: WGI399
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.900 MHz, 457.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/29/2012, Expiration Date: 04/16/2022
    Registrant: Fayette County Sheriff\'s Office, 220 N. Industrial Pky, West Union, IA 52175, Phone: (563) 422-3234, Fax: (563) 422-6069
  • Lat: 42.850028 Lon: -91.800167, Call Sign: WPQG811
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.160 MHz, 154.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2005, Expiration Date: 07/12/2015, Certifier: Wallace A Rundle
    Registrant: Consulting Engineer, 9348 Jonathan Road, Woodbury, MN 55125, Phone: (651) 739-1614, Email:
  • 125 N Vine St (Lat: 42.959972 Lon: -91.812944), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WZX243
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.525 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/27/2001, Expiration Date: 08/30/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2011, Certifier: Steven J Helmers Esq
    Registrant: Black Hills Corporation, 1140 Plant Street, Rapid City, SD 57709, Phone: (605) 721-2161, Fax: (605) 721-2199, Email:
  • Lat: 42.947222 Lon: -91.819306, Call Sign: WPYK408
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.912 MHz, 453.937 MHz, 453.962 MHz, 453.987 MHz, 458.887 MHz, 458.912 MHz, 458.937 MHz, 458.962 MHz, 458.987 MHz, 453.887 MHz... (+9 more)
    Grant Date: 08/26/2003, Expiration Date: 08/26/2013, Certifier: Martin Fisher
    Registrant: Consulting Engineer, 9348 Jonathan Road, Woodbury, MN 55125, Phone: (651) 739-1614, Email:
  • 117 Union Rodge Drive (Lat: 42.975556 Lon: -91.804167), Call Sign: WQNT805
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.562 MHz, 466.662 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/23/2011, Expiration Date: 05/23/2021, Certifier: Tim Chensvold
    Registrant: National License, 938 3rd Avenue Nw, Carmel, IN 46032, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:
  • Lat: 42.955833 Lon: -91.816111, Call Sign: WQPJ701
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.115 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/06/2012, Expiration Date: 06/06/2022, Certifier: Bob Vagts
    Registrant: Fayette Electronics & Communications, 12251 175th St, Fayette, IA 52142, Phone: (563) 425-3281, Fax: (563) 425-3279, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W0JAQ
    Grant Date: 08/23/1988, Expiration Date: 08/23/1998, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2000
    Registrant: Eugene R Iliff, 310 W Elm St, West Union, IA 52175
  • Call Sign: W0LTO
    Grant Date: 10/28/1997, Expiration Date: 10/28/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2001
    Registrant: Adrian Rademaker, 703 N Vine St, West Union, IA 52175

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8F (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2032B , Serial Number: 6459, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald L Olson, 326 E Plum, West Union, IA 52175
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4307M , Serial Number: 28-8316076, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Steven Metcalf, 207 Meadow Ln, West Union, IA 52175
  • Aircraft: INTERSTATE S-1B1 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6513C , Serial Number: 43-2653
    Registrant (Individual): Betty J Deal, 19648 Jasper Rd, West Union, IA 52175
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R44 II (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7512N , Serial Number: 10131, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/2003
    Registrant (Corporation): Northern Ag Service Inc, Po Box 307, West Union, IA 52175
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8644W , Serial Number: 28-10057, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Erich M Gamm, 10715 Harding Rd, West Union, IA 52175

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for West Union, IA
Most common first names in West Union, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3578.6 years
John3380.0 years
Mary2883.3 years
Robert2071.6 years
George2079.1 years
Donald1867.5 years
Anna1886.6 years
Margaret1586.3 years
Ruth1485.5 years
Henry1481.5 years
Most common last names in West Union, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1980.2 years
Pape1878.3 years
Meyer1875.2 years
Miller1679.9 years
Osmundson1384.3 years
Larson1278.4 years
Olson1278.1 years
Wagner1184.5 years
Saboe1180.0 years
Kleppe1179.2 years
Businesses in West Union, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1La-Z-Boy1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS1

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