West Point, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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West Point, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Point had a population of 956 as of July 1, 2018. West Point ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Point is located at latitude 40.7167 and longitude -91.4502 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Point encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 764 feet.

The City of West Point (GNIS ID: 2397274) 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 Point is located within Township of West Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

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


Total Population 956
Population in Households 936
Population in Familes 721
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,572
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $54,594
Average Household Income $63,182
Per Capita Income $28,049


Total Housing Units 466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $158,766
Average Home Value $231,268


Total Households 428
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 271
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.13% -0.46%
Households -0.11% -0.47%
Families 0.18% -0.6%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

West Point, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point 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 # 297 70th
Population Density # 78 92nd
Diversity Index # 935 8th
Median Household Income # 538 47th
Per Capita Income # 562 44th

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