West Union, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 2,305 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.6%
 
Males: 1,195  (51.9%)
Females: 1,110  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 52175.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,181 (it was $34,515 in 2000)
West Union:

$49,181
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,191 (it was $17,937 in 2000)

West Union city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $107,940 (it was $64,700 in 2000)
West Union:

$107,940
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $133,847; detached houses: $135,317; mobile homes: $13,350

Median gross rent in 2019: $550.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Union: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.9%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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  • Races in West Union, IA (2019)
    • 2,30589.6%White alone
    • 1154.5%Black alone
    • 1104.3%Hispanic
    • 90.3%Asian alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in West Union, Iowa as of October 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Union is 90 to 1.


Crime rates in West Union by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(120.1)
4
(164.2)
4
(165.6)
1
(41.6)
3
(120.0)
3
(119.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(80.1)
3
(123.2)
25
(1,035)
5
(207.9)
16
(640.3)
14
(558.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(160.1)
11
(451.6)
13
(538.1)
13
(540.5)
20
(800.3)
18
(718.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(40.0)
1
(41.1)
2
(82.8)
1
(41.6)
2
(80.0)
1
(39.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.9)
City-Data.com crime index39.275.1133.747.8107.294.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Iowa average:

1.48
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Ancestries: German (39.1%), American (11.8%), Irish (11.7%), Norwegian (11.0%), European (4.3%), Danish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/9/1879

Elevation: 1197 feet

Land area: 2.69 square miles.

Population density: 857 people per square mile   (low).

West Union, Iowa map

61 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

2.4%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,647 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,956 (1.6%)

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)

Latitude: 42.96 N, Longitude: 91.81 W

Area code: 563

Distribution of median household income in West Union, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in West Union, IA in 2019
West Union satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $325,000
Number of permits per 10,000 West Union, IA residents
Average permit cost in West Union, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in West Union, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (11.6%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (10.6%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Food (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.6%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common occupations in West Union, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Top executives (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.4%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 95% greater 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, 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 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.7 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 352.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 373.6 miles away from West Union center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 280.8 miles away from West Union center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 182.4 miles away from West Union 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 (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Union topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in West Union:

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

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Paul Peek (politician) - Politician.

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
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)

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.

For population 15 years and over in West Union:

Marital status in West Union, IA
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in West Union:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - West Union
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,43831
Catholic4,0196
Evangelical Protestant1,85424
Other2932
None6,276-
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: 2
Fayette County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

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:
Here:

28.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
West Union:

50.3%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Union:

9.5%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Union:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.4%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

55.3%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.5%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Union, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$19,149$45,9582$1,095
Streets and Highways 3$10,460$41,8400$0
Financial Administration 2$7,132$42,7920$0
Water Supply 1$5,288$63,4560$0
Local Libraries 1$3,020$36,2406$2,471
Parks and Recreation 1$2,825$33,9000$0
Sewerage 1$5,715$68,5800$0
Airports 0$0 1$509
Firefighters 0$0 27$444
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$563
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,993
Totals for Government 14$53,590$45,93444$7,075

West Union government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $567,000 ($245.99)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $491,000 ($213.02)
    Police Protection: $447,000 ($193.93)
    Water Utilities: $326,000 ($141.43)
    Sewerage: $298,000 ($129.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000 ($79.39)
    Libraries: $180,000 ($78.09)
    Financial Administration: $143,000 ($62.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $115,000 ($49.89)
    General - Other: $99,000 ($42.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $91,000 ($39.48)
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000 ($22.56)
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000 ($20.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $45,000 ($19.52)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($12.58)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($6.51)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($3.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($1.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $55,000 ($23.86)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $34,000 ($14.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $752,000 ($326.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($16.92)

West Union government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $527,000 ($228.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $144,000 ($62.47)
    Other: $132,000 ($57.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($4.77)
    Air Transportation: $10,000 ($4.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $182,000 ($78.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $124,000 ($53.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $44,000 ($19.09)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($14.75)
    Sale of Property: $30,000 ($13.02)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($7.38)
    Rents: $10,000 ($4.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $411,000 ($178.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $338,000 ($146.64)
    Other: $71,000 ($30.80)
    General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($6.94)
  • Tax - Property: $1,215,000 ($527.11)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $202,000 ($87.64)
    Other License: $51,000 ($22.13)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($1.30)

West Union government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,302,000 ($1432.54)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,109,000 ($1348.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,000 ($239.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $358,000 ($155.31)

West Union government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,966,000 ($1286.77)

6.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Buchanan County, IA  0.75% ($35,655 average AGI)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.60% ($32,609)
to Winneshiek County, IA  0.34% ($21,500)
Businesses in West Union, IA
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1La-Z-Boy1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Super 81
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's1UPS1

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)
West Union fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

West Union fatal accident list:

Jul 17, 2017 02:56 PM, Sr-150, Lat: 42.964872, Lon: -91.814414, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 21, 1981 02:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 46.0mTotal length
  • 21,905Total average daily traffic
  • 2,461Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,940Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Union, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Union, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (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:

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  • 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
  • Call Sign: KE0ZZN, Licensee ID: L01497052, Grant Date: 04/22/2020, Expiration Date: 04/22/2030, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2020, Certifier: Tobin L Britt, Registrant: Tobin L Britt, 507 N Vine St, West Union, IA 52175-1126
  • Call Sign: K0TOB, Previous Call Sign: KE0ZZN, Licensee ID: L01497052, Grant Date: 09/22/2020, Expiration Date: 09/22/2030, Certifier: Tobin L Britt, Registrant: Tobin L Britt, 507 N Vine St, West Union, IA 52175-1126

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • 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, N2032B, N-2032B, Serial Number: 6459, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 08/11/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald L Olson, 326 E Plum, 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, N6513C, N-6513C, Serial Number: 43-2653, Certificate Issue Date: 12/11/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Betty J Deal, 19648 Jasper Rd, West Union, IA 52175
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 685DM, N685DM, N-685DM, Serial Number: 0322, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 08/28/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 06/18/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Steven Metcalf, 207 Meadow Ln, West Union, IA 52175
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 718FG, N718FG, N-718FG, Serial Number: E858, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 08/28/2012
    Registrant (LLC): West Union Trenching LLC, 10715 Harding Rd, West Union, IA 52175
  • Aircraft: NORTON MICHAEL E ZENITH CH-750 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ULPOWER UL350IS (130 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 750MN, N750MN, N-750MN, Serial Number: 75-8640, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 07/12/2018
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Erich Gamm, 10715 Harding Rd, West Union, IA 52175, Other Owners: Bruce T Lehmann
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER INC SR7 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 5615N, N5615N, N-5615N, Serial Number: SR7-2563, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 01/30/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Shannon S Alber, 24086 Juniper Rd, West Union, IA 52175
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/14/2018

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 16. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 27 took place in 2012, and the least - 4 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in West Union, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (46.9%), and Structure Fires (21.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in West Union, IA
    • 12846.9%Outside Fires
    • 5921.6%Structure Fires
    • 4817.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3813.9%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Union, IA
  • 91.9%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Union, IA
  • 61.1%Utility gas
  • 35.8%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


West Union compared to Iowa state average:

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

West Union on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses (population 1,000+)"
There are 4 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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