Westwood, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 113 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 54  (47.9%)
Females: 59  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  60.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 52641

Estimated median household income in 2016: $104,791 (it was $89,522 in 2000)
Westwood:

$104,791
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $71,752 (it was $33,677 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $206,271 (it was $140,600 in 2000)
Westwood:

$206,271
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $239,825; Detached houses: $240,078
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Westwood: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.3%), European (13.0%), English (10.9%), Scotch-Irish (8.7%), American (6.5%), British (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/14/1982

Elevation: 700 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Westwood:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 58.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Westwood city:

  • Never married: 9.8%
  • Now married: 72.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,080 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,988 (1.6%)

Westwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (48.1 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (177.6 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (213.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rome, IA (1.8 miles) , Mount Pleasant, IA (2.0 miles ), Lockridge, IA (2.6 miles ), Salem, IA (2.8 miles ), Hillsboro, IA (3.1 miles ), New London, IA (3.5 miles ), Olds, IA (3.5 miles ), Houghton, IA (3.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 47 buildings, average cost: $78,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.96 N, Longitude: 91.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

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

3.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+54.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (17%)
  • Community and social service occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)

Average climate in Westwood, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Westwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Westwood city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1967, a category F3 tornado 11.4 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westwood-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% 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 264.2 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 247.8 miles away from Westwood center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 285.7 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 290.8 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 146.0 miles away from Westwood 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 264.7 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 Henry County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Westwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Westwood:

  • HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - MOUNT PLEASANT (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF CENTRAL IOWA-MT PLEASANT (Hospital, about 4 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • PLEASANT MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • PARKVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WAYLAND, IA)
  • SUNRISE TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WINFIELD, IA)

Amtrak station near Westwood:

  • 5 miles: MOUNT PLEASANT (418 N. ADAMS ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westwood:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 26 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 41 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 49 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Western Illinois University (about 61 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 66 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 67 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 68 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

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Henry 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 2016: 3.1%
(3.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  80.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 4.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Westwood city (based on Henry County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,33422
Evangelical Protestant2,57223
Catholic1,0851
Other3313
None10,823-
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
Henry County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Henry County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Henry County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

28.0%
Iowa:

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

14.1%
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 1$285
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$420
Water Supply 0$0 1$27
Totals for Government 0$0 8$732

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($176.99)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($168.14)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($115.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($88.50)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($26.55)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($17.70)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($8.85)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($8.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($35.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($26.55)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($88.50)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($35.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $38,000 ($336.28)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($26.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($168.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($88.50)
    General Support: $1,000 ($8.85)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $8,000 ($70.80)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $74,000 ($654.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $61,000 ($539.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $13,000 ($115.04)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($628.32)

6.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,279 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
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 Des Moines County, IA  0.95% ($32,479 average AGI)
from Lee County, IA  0.45% ($34,912)
from Washington County, IA  0.33% ($23,640)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
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 Des Moines County, IA  0.71% ($26,943 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IA  0.39% ($35,828)
to Washington County, IA  0.39% ($129,724)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westwood:

  • KILJ (1130 AM; daytime; 0 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westwood:

  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westwood:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (55%)
  • Electricity (43%)

Westwood compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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