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West Chester, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Chester had a population of 168 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for West Chester is located at latitude 41.34 and longitude -91.8169 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Chester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 774 feet.

The City of West Chester (GNIS ID: 2397263) 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 West Chester is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Chester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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West Chester, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 168
Daytime Population: Workers 15
Daytime Population: Residents 89
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 104
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 168
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 663
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $58,966
Average Household Income $69,643
Per Capita Income $25,326


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $196,154
Average Home Value $235,887


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.95% 1.39%
Households 1.86% 1.61%
Families 2.81% 1.41%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

West Chester, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Chester to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 750 26th
Population Density # 517 49th
Diversity Index # 397 61st
Median Household Income # 287 72nd
Per Capita Income # 696 31st

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