Westside, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 302 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 157  (52.1%)
Females: 145  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  48.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 51467.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $53,776 (it was $37,250 in 2000)
Westside:

$53,776
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $30,079 (it was $31,545 in 2000)

Westside city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $81,639 (it was $57,100 in 2000)
Westside:

$81,639
IA:

$136,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $476.

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  • Races in Westside, IA (2010)

    Westside races chart
    • 29297.7%White alone
    • 72.3%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westside: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (71.5%), American (10.9%), Irish (4.7%), Danish (3.5%), Polish (1.6%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1871

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 1.48 square miles.

Population density: 204 people per square mile   (very low).

Westside,IA real estate house value index trend

Westside, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Westside:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westside city:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Iowa:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $996 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $893 (1.1%)

Westside satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (69.1 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (73.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (381.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Arcadia, IA (1.7 miles ), Vail, IA (2.3 miles ), Halbur, IA (2.9 miles ), Breda, IA (3.1 miles ), Deloit, IA (3.4 miles ), Aspinwall, IA (3.4 miles) , Manning, IA (3.4 miles ), Carroll, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $155,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $177,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $190,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 95.10 W

Area code: 712

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

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -52 (-13.7%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (35%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Westside, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westside-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Westside city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westside-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 253.0 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 199.6 miles away from Westside center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 262.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 102.4 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) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from Westside center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crawford County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westside topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westside:

  • MANNING REGIONAL HEALTHCARE CE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MANNING, IA)
  • CARROLL AREA NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • CARROLL HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • IOWA HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • SAINT ANTHONYS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; CARROLL, IA)
  • ST ANTHONY REGIONAL HOSPITAL & NURSIING HOME Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; CARROLL, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westside:

  • Buena Vista University (about 40 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 55 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 67 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 70 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 70 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Creighton University (about 72 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 73 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)

Public high school in Westside:

Public elementary/middle school in Westside:

  • AR-WE-VA ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: 108 CLINTON STREET, Grades: PK-5)
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Library in Westside:

  • WESTSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,329; Location: 150 MAIN ST; 7,037 books; 299 audio materials; 208 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 9 other licensed databases; 23 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Westside: Farmers Co-op Elevator (A), Westside (B), Westside Fire Department (C), Westside Public Library (D), Westside City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Park in Westside: Hoffman Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.8%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 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:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Westside (2011 data):

  • Westside State Bank: at 401 First Street, branch established on 1907/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $69.5 mil, Deposits: $58.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Halbur Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westside city (based on Crawford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,07719
Catholic2,7915
Mainline Protestant1,91012
Other3783
None5,940-
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: 5
Crawford County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

28.6%
Iowa:

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

21.8%
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 0$0 7$1,351
Solid Waste Management 1$2,125$25,5000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$114
Totals for Government 1$2,125$25,5008$1,465

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

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $165,000 ($546.36)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($192.05)
    Regular Highways: $39,000 ($129.14)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($79.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($62.91)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($29.80)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($29.80)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($26.49)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($26.49)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($23.18)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($13.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $34,000 ($112.58)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($59.60)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($56.29)
    All Other: $4,000 ($13.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($26.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($76.16)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($56.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($195.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($86.09)
    General Support: $8,000 ($26.49)
  • Tax - Property: $82,000 ($271.52)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.31)

Westside government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $165,000 ($546.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $132,000 ($437.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $33,000 ($109.27)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $369,000 ($1221.85)

5.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
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 Polk County, IA  0.38% ($22,840 average AGI)
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.35% ($27,478)
from Carroll County, IA  0.31% ($32,650)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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 Carroll County, IA  0.58% ($41,553 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($24,263)
to Douglas County, NE  0.41% ($23,185)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westside:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDSN (1530 AM; 1 kW; DENISON, IA)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westside:

  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westside:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 360Total average daily traffic
  • 19Total average daily truck traffic
  • 517Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1891 380th Street (Lat: 42.080611 Lon: -95.131333), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN530
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 10/27/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 42.038972 Lon: -95.072861, Call Sign: WQDF674
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.112 MHz, 457.112 MHz, 452.487 MHz, 457.487 MHzGrant Date: 08/12/2005, Expiration Date: 08/12/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2015, Certifier: Michael BierlRegistrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 42.038972 Lon: -95.072861, Call Sign: WQDK229
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.347 MHz, 159.862 MHz, 159.997 MHz, 160.087 MHzGrant Date: 08/08/2015, Expiration Date: 09/15/2025, Certifier: Mike BierlRegistrant: Washington Radio Reports, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • VICTORY, 1657 380th Street (Lat: 42.114639 Lon: -95.130667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQOJ811, Licensee ID: L00000015
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHzGrant Date: 10/20/2011, Expiration Date: 10/20/2021, Certifier: John HamiltonRegistrant: Midamerican Energy Company, 666 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-4350, Phone: (515) 242-4375, Fax: (515) 242-4351, Email:
  • WESTSIDE, 1891 380th Street (Lat: 42.080611 Lon: -95.131333), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQQT212
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/26/2023, Certifier: Charles ClearyRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • VICTORY, 3.1 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 42.114639 Lon: -95.130667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQUZ824, Licensee ID: L00003092
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6315.84 MHz... (+6 more)Grant Date: 12/02/2014, Expiration Date: 12/02/2024, Certifier: Lynn J MillerRegistrant: Corn Belt Power Cooperative, 1300 North 13th Street, Humboldt, IA 50548, Phone: (515) 332-7767, Fax: (515) 332-1375, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KW0N, Licensee ID: L01311450, Grant Date: 08/07/2007, Expiration Date: 10/27/2017, Registrant: Lida K Erps, 3955 O Ave, Westside, IA 51467

Most common first names in Westside, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna789.3 years
John678.2 years
William684.5 years
Elmer580.0 years
Melvin574.8 years
Raymond473.0 years
Donald363.3 years
Edward375.3 years
Bertha380.6 years
Harry379.0 years
Most common last names in Westside, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rickers685.8 years
Meyer675.3 years
Thiedeman681.5 years
Gottsch670.4 years
Kock587.6 years
Brockmann581.4 years
Petersen576.8 years
Dixon576.4 years
Vetter575.0 years
Peterson479.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (61%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Westside compared to Iowa state average:

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