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West Bend, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Bend had a population of 751 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for West Bend is located at latitude 42.9599 and longitude -94.4457 in Palo Alto County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Bend (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Palo Alto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,191 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of West Bend are located in Palo Alto County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Kossuth County.

The City of West Bend (GNIS ID: 2397260) 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 Bend is located within Township of West Bend, a minor civil division (MCD) of Palo Alto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Bend 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 Bend, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 751
Daytime Population: Workers 480
Daytime Population: Residents 371
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 851
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 716
Population in Familes 555
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 848
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $45,963
Average Household Income $57,943
Per Capita Income $26,817


Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $95,050
Average Home Value $115,217


Total Households 347
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 207
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 -0.61% -0.32%
Households -0.51% -0.29%
Families -0.39% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

West Bend, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Bend 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 # 374 63rd
Population Density # 402 60th
Diversity Index # 665 34th
Median Household Income # 823 19th
Per Capita Income # 554 45th

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