West Burlington, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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West Burlington, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Burlington had a population of 2,987 as of July 1, 2018. West Burlington ranks in 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 West Burlington is located at latitude 40.8218 and longitude -91.1764 in Des Moines County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Burlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Des Moines County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of West Burlington (GNIS ID: 2397262) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 Burlington is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Des Moines County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Burlington population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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West Burlington, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,987
Population in Households 2,943
Population in Familes 2,205
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 603
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $40,878
Average Household Income $58,337
Per Capita Income $26,956


Total Housing Units 1,479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 949 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 441 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $116,492
Average Home Value $150,817


Total Households 1,390
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 814
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.08% -0.17%
Households 0.16% -0.14%
Families 0.21% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

West Burlington, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Burlington to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 119 88th
Population Density # 563 44th
Diversity Index # 81 92nd
Median Household Income # 955 5th
Per Capita Income # 667 34th

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