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The City of Westphalia had a population of 125 as of July 1, 2017. Westphalia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Westphalia is located at latitude 41.7193 and longitude -95.3937 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Westphalia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,427 feet.

The City of Westphalia (GNIS ID: 2397283) 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 Westphalia is located within Township of Westphalia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shelby County.

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


Total Population 125
Daytime Population: Workers 35
Daytime Population: Residents 47
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 82
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 125
Population in Familes 103
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,309
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $50,494
Average Household Income $56,806
Per Capita Income $24,687


Total Housing Units 62 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $159,375


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 39
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 -0.22% -0.32%
Households 0.0% -0.34%
Families 1.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Westphalia, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Westphalia 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 # 827 18th
Population Density # 154 85th
Diversity Index # 434 57th
Median Household Income # 671 34th
Per Capita Income # 761 25th

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