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Westside, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Westside had a population of 328 as of July 1, 2016. Westside ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westside is located at latitude 42.0757 and longitude -95.1013 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westside (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,401 feet.

The City of Westside (GNIS ID: 2397287) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Westside is located within Township of West Side, a minor civil division (MCD) of Crawford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Westside: West Side.

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Westside, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 328
Population in Households 328
Population in Familes 269
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 223
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (80.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $86,458
Average Home Value $116,045


Median Household Income $48,933
Average Household Income $58,951
Per Capita Income $23,980
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.49% 1.02%
Households 1.4% 1.01%
Families 3.08% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Westside, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westside to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 573 43rd
Population Density1 # 856 15th
Diversity Index2 # 53 95th
Median Household Income # 651 36th
Per Capita Income # 767 24th

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