Westfield, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -31.2%
Males: 73  (56.6%)
Females: 57  (43.4%)
Median resident age:  26.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 51062

Estimated median household income in 2015: $41,597 (it was $28,929 in 2000)
Westfield:

$41,597
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $17,838 (it was $15,211 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $72,474 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Westfield:

$72,474
IA:

$136,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $738.

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    • 11587.1%White alone
    • 86.1%Two or more races
    • 75.3%Hispanic
    • 21.5%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westfield: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.1%), Irish (28.1%), American (5.3%), Dutch (3.5%), Danish (1.8%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/27/1903

Elevation: 1125 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 989 people per square mile   (low).

Westfield, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Westfield:

  • High school or higher: 80.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westfield city:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Iowa:

4.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Westfield, Iowa as of June 25, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Westfield to the number of sex offenders is 66 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,268 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $687 (1.9%)

Westfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (20.8 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (107.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (460.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Richland, SD (1.6 miles) , Akron, IA (2.3 miles ), Elk Point, SD (2.5 miles ), Jefferson, SD (3.3 miles ), Chatsworth, IA (3.5 miles) , Ponca, NE (3.8 miles ), Newcastle, NE (3.9 miles ), Vermillion, SD (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 42.76 N, Longitude: 96.60 W

Westfield household income distribution Westfield home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +29 (+18.1%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (53%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Average climate in Westfield, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westfield-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Westfield city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westfield-area historical earthquake activity is above Iowa state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.4 miles away from Westfield center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 203.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from Westfield center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 713.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westfield:

  • AKRON CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; AKRON, IA)
  • WEL-HOME HEALTH OF ELK POINT (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ELK POINT, SD)
  • PRAIRIE ESTATES CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ELK POINT, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westfield:

  • University of South Dakota (about 17 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 23 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 42 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 58 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Northeast Community College (about 64 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Buena Vista University (about 72 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 100 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

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Notable locations in Westfield: Westfield (A), Siouxland Paramedics Westfield Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Westfield: Westfield Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Plymouth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 89.4. This is about average.

City:

89.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.152. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.152
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.20. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.20
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.321. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.321
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.26
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 27.3%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Iowa average:

10.3

Westfield travel time to work - commute Westfield mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Westfield city (based on Plymouth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,52910
Mainline Protestant6,93728
Evangelical Protestant2,94413
Other8-
None6,568-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Plymouth County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

4.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

9.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

28.3%
Iowa:

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

16.6%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.8%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Westfield:

37.4%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Westfield:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Westfield:

25.7%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Westfield:

9.7%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Westfield:

6.7
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Westfield:

32.5%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Westfield:

50.1%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Westfield:

75.8%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Westfield, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$897
Sewerage 0$0 1$300
Water Supply 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,497

Westfield government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $63,000 ($484.62)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($169.23)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($107.69)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($84.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($61.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($46.15)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($38.46)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($30.77)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($30.77)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($23.08)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $4,000 ($30.77)
    General: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($100.00)

Westfield government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,000 ($84.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($69.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($46.15)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $88,000 ($676.92)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($130.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $15,000 ($115.38)
    General Support: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($84.62)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($61.54)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $194,000 ($1492.31)

4.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.63% ($35,648 average AGI)
from Sioux County, IA  0.36% ($38,400)
from Union County, SD  0.17% ($32,176)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,270 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.43% ($32,957 average AGI)
to Sioux County, IA  0.38% ($24,351)
to Polk County, IA  0.20% ($44,050)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westfield:

  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westfield:

  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KVHT (106.3 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: CULHANE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K205DC (88.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KSUX (105.7 FM; WINNEBAGO, NE; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)

TV broadcast stations around Westfield:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K38DU (Channel 38; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CORNERSTONE FAITH CENTER)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • WESTFIELD, IA, Lat: 42.756083 Lon: -96.604361, Call Sign: WPRW245
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.281 MHz, 956.281 MHzGrant Date: 02/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/26/2021, Certifier: Chris JeromeRegistrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 666 Grand Ave., 2900 Ruan Center, Des Moines, IA 50303, Phone: (563) 333-8567

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WB0UBX, Licensee ID: L00246522, Grant Date: 07/20/2010, Expiration Date: 09/25/2020, Registrant: Nancy R Lilly, 23674 Hwy 12, Westfield, IA 51062
  • Call Sign: WB0UKW, Licensee ID: L00282688, Grant Date: 07/20/2010, Expiration Date: 09/25/2020, Registrant: Douglas D Lilly, 23674 Hwy 12, Westfield, IA 51062

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3801W , Serial Number: 32-729, Year manufactured: 1966
    Registrant (Partnership): And D Aviation LLP T, 25183 Highway 12, Westfield, IA 51062

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (94%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Westfield compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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