Westgate, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 207 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.5%
 
Males: 101  (49.1%)
Females: 106  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50681.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,675 (it was $30,750 in 2000)
Westgate:

$48,675
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,737 (it was $14,709 in 2000)

Westgate city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,087 (it was $44,400 in 2000)
Westgate:

$53,087
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $72,967; Detached houses: $72,967

Median gross rent in 2012: $421.

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  • White alone - 208 (98.6%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Westgate: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (47.9%), Irish (13.3%), Norwegian (11.3%), United States (7.9%), English (4.8%), Dutch (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/6/1896

Elevation: 1092 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 579 people per square mile   (low).

Westgate,IA real estate house value index trend

Westgate, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Westgate:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westgate city:

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 69.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Westgate, Iowa as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Westgate to the number of sex offenders is 210 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $744 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $433 (1.0%)

Westgate satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (26.1 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (133.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (229.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Maynard, IA (2.4 miles ), Oelwein, IA (2.7 miles ), Sumner, IA (2.8 miles ), Randalia, IA (2.9 miles) , Fairbank, IA (3.1 miles ), Fayette, IA (3.3 miles ), Hazleton, IA (3.4 miles ), Hawkeye, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.77 N, Longitude: 92.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

Westgate household income distribution Westgate home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+12.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (1%)
  • Public administration (1%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Bus drivers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Food processing workers (9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Westgate, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westgate-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Westgate 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 21.0 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westgate-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% 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 368.3 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 182.8 miles away from Westgate 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 347.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 283.6 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 398.3 miles away from Westgate 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 368.1 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).
Westgate topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westgate:

  • MAPLE CREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FAYETTE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westgate:

  • Upper Iowa University (about 12 miles; Fayette, IA; Full-time enrollment: 5,275)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 29 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 29 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 30 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Luther College (about 39 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 62 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 64 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)

Library in Westgate:

  • WESTGATE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,661; Location: 3 MAIN ST; 4,714 books; 141 audio materials; 220 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 24 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Westgate: Westgate Elevator Company Elevator (A), Westgate First Responders (B), Westgate Fire Department (C), Westgate Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Westgate: Saint Peters Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Fayette 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 2012 was 51.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.92
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.0%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households

Westgate compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (76%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Westgate 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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$818
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$178
Sewerage 0$0 1$830
Water Supply 0$0 1$830
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,656

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $113,000 ($545.89)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($212.56)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($96.62)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($67.63)
    Health Services - Other: $13,000 ($62.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($48.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($48.31)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($43.48)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($24.15)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($19.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.66)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($4.83)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($4.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $19,000 ($91.79)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $28,000 ($135.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($43.48)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $113,000 ($545.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($115.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $19,000 ($91.79)
    General Support: $4,000 ($19.32)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($91.79)
    Total General Sales: $13,000 ($62.80)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.83)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $98,000 ($473.43)

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 Westgate:

  • 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.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westgate:

  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KCZE (95.1 FM; NEW HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westgate:

  • 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)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)

Westgate fatal accident list:

Mar 19, 1975 11:40 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8856B , Serial Number: 36556, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 01/02/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel S Suby, 12254 U Ave, Westgate, IA 50681
  • 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: 8966W , Serial Number: 28-10543, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 12/22/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Greg A Bryan, 230 Pearl St, Westgate, IA 50681

Most common first names in Westgate, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Herman681.7 years
William577.4 years
Albert480.5 years
Mary475.5 years
Harold365.0 years
Donald376.7 years
Carl381.3 years
Lena380.0 years
Walter376.3 years
Lydia287.9 years
Most common last names in Westgate, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Plaster778.8 years
Oltrogge682.0 years
Rueber687.8 years
Bender578.8 years
Bartels485.7 years
Potratz487.0 years
Mahoney386.0 years
Gordon378.3 years
Gumm379.4 years
Holtz378.3 years

Westgate on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations:"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)"
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