Westgate, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Westgate, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Westgate had a population of 228 as of July 1, 2016. Westgate ranks in the lower 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 Westgate is located at latitude 42.7682 and longitude -91.9956 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westgate (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,093 feet.

The City of Westgate (GNIS ID: 2397280) 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 Westgate is located within Township of Fremont, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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

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


Total Population 228
Population in Households 228
Population in Familes 199
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 642
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 96
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $145,000
Average Home Value $178,704


Median Household Income $56,998
Average Household Income $73,813
Per Capita Income $29,371
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 0.26%
Households 1.4% 0.21%
Families 4.1% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Westgate, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westgate 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 # 672 34th
Population Density1 # 538 47th
Diversity Index2 # 921 9th
Median Household Income # 311 69th
Per Capita Income # 304 70th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.