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West Bend, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Bend had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for West Bend is located at latitude 42.9569 and longitude -94.4411 in Palo Alto County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Bend 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 Garfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Palo Alto County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Bend: Ives.

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


Total Population 739
Population in Households 706
Population in Familes 542
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 835
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $46,412
Average Household Income $64,368
Per Capita Income $29,746


Total Housing Units 401 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 275 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $95,146
Average Home Value $114,599


Total Households 342
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 204
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 -0.73% -0.6%
Households -0.62% -0.59%
Families -0.52% -0.7%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   0.86%

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, 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 # 374 63rd
Population Density # 404 60th
Diversity Index # 689 31st
Median Household Income # 834 17th
Per Capita Income # 424 58th

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