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The City of Westphalia had a population of 132 as of July 1, 2016. Westphalia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westphalia is located at latitude 41.7193 and longitude -95.3937 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westphalia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The City of Westphalia (GNIS ID: 2397283) 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 Westphalia is located within Township of Westphalia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Westphalia 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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Westphalia, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 132
Population in Households 132
Population in Familes 109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,382
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $134,091
Average Home Value $148,585


Median Household Income $50,857
Average Household Income $56,836
Per Capita Income $24,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.3%
Households 1.06% 0.32%
Families 2.5% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
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.

Westphalia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westphalia 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 # 819 19th
Population Density1 # 135 87th
Diversity Index2 # 415 59th
Median Household Income # 589 42nd
Per Capita Income # 715 29th

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