West Branch, Iowa Population 2024

2,855

West Branch is a city located in Cedar County and Johnson County Iowa. West Branch has a 2024 population of 2,855. West Branch is currently growing at a rate of 3.67% annually and its population has increased by 13.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,508 in 2020.

The average household income in West Branch is $79,917 with a poverty rate of 14.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Branch is 35.4 years, 33.1 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

West Branch Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Branch was:

  • White: 95.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.52%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Black or African American: 1.08%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
2.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,116.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.84% (347)
The current population of West Branch, Iowa is 2,855 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,508.

West Branch, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,38595.29%
Two or more races632.52%
Asian281.12%
Black or African American271.08%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

West Branch Population by Race

West Branch Population Pyramid 2024

West Branch Median Age

35.4

Total

33.1

Male

37.8

Female

West Branch Adults

There are 1,902 adults, (394 of whom are seniors) in West Branch.

West Branch Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

West Branch Sex Ratio

Female1,27050.74%
Male1,23349.26%

West Branch Population by Age

West Branch Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9812.4977.522.5
Married4903.3493.56.5
Non Family4081.256337
Female713.5246.553.5
Male123.751000
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3.29

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

77.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Branch Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Branch Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Branch Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.22%.

West Branch Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,020

Average Earnings

$55,653

Average Male

$41,033

Average Female

West Branch Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Branch Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Branch Language

98.76% of West Branch residents speak only English, while 1.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.55% of the population.

West Branch Language

West Branch Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,24032914.69%
Asian282071.43%
Multiple6311.59%
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14.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.68%

Male Poverty Rate

11.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Branch

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Branch is Asian, with 71.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Branch is Multiple, with 1.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.61%.

West Branch Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.21%
Some College13.42%
Bachelors or Greater7.51%
High School6.25%
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West Branch Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed13.51%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed5.67%
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West Branch Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Branch Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Branch Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West Branch Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Branch Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Branch Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Branch Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

148

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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West Branch Veterans by War

count

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West Branch Veterans by Age

count

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West Branch Veterans by Race

West Branch Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Branch Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.8%

Labor Force Participation

75.4%

Employment Rate

0.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Branch Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Branch Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Branch Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.18%

Born in West Branch

99.32%

Native Born

0.68%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.32% of West Branch residents were born in the United States, with 83.18% having been born in Iowa. 0.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

West Branch Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,3601013.1%
20283,2591013.2%
20273,1581013.3%
20263,0571013.42%
20252,9561013.54%
20242,8551013.67%
20232,7541013.81%
20222,6531013.96%
20212,552441.75%
20202,508281.13%
20192,480592.44%
20182,421210.88%
20172,400321.35%
20162,368251.07%
20152,34310.04%
20142,34250.21%
20132,33710.04%
20122,33630.13%
20112,33320.09%
20102,331
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West Branch Population by Year