The City of West Branch had a population of 2,558 as of July 1, 2021. West Branch 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 Branch is located at latitude 41.6714 and longitude -91.3465 in Cedar County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Branch encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cedar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 718 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of West Branch are located in Cedar County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Johnson County.
The City of West Branch 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.
|Total Population||2,558 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,440 (95.4%)|
|Population in Families||1,918 (75.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||118 ( 4.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$67,024|
|Average Household Income||$77,963|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,310|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,107 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||839 (75.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||212 (19.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||56 ( 5.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$176,709|
|Average Home Value||$209,911|
|Housing Affordability Index3||222|
|Average Household Size||2.32|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.46%|
|Per Capita Income||1.35%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.73%|
The table below compares West Branch to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 135||87th|
|Population Density||# 292||71st|
|Median Household Income||# 303||70th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 500||50th|
|Per Capita Income||# 474||53rd|
|Diversity Index||# 253||75th|
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