West Branch, Iowa Population 2021

2,620
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West Branch is a city located in Cedar County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 2,620, it is the 129th largest city in Iowa and the 6685th largest city in the United States . West Branch is currently growing at a rate of 2.50% annually and its population has increased by 12.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,322 in 2010. West Branch reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, West Branch has a population density of 1,024 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Branch is $74,849 with a poverty rate of 13.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $769 per month, and the median house value is $159,800. The median age in West Branch is 43.7 years, 44.1 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

West Branch Demographics

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

  • White: 95.60%
  • Two or more races: 1.91%
  • Asian: 1.47%
  • Black or African American: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of West Branch, Iowa is 2,620 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,492.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,322.

West Branch, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,15095.60%
Two or More Races431.91%
Asian331.47%
Black or African American231.02%
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West Branch Population by Race

West Branch Population Pyramid $2021

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West Branch Median Age

43.7


Total

44.1


Male

43.5


Female

West Branch Adults

There are 1,714 adults, (506 of whom are seniors) in West Branch.

West Branch Age Dependency

86.2

Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

West Branch Sex Ratio

Female

1,195

53.13%

Male

1,054

46.87%

West Branch Population by Age

West Branch Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Branch Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female68.3%31.7%
Non Family72.4%27.6%
All85.5%14.5%
Married98.3%1.7%
Male100%0%

85.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Branch Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9522.385.5
Married4783.1898.3
Non Family3991.0972.4
Female633.1168.3
Male123.58100

3.14

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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West Branch Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade150.95%
9th to 12th Grade171.08%
High School Graduate47229.93%
Some College38424.35%
Associates Degree19912.62%
Bachelors Degree33321.12%
Graduate Degree1579.96%
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West Branch Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Branch Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,5461,514487
Hispanic31313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.50%.

West Branch Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,594$49,938$39,783
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$50,087$51,607$
Some College$39,375$42,917$35,250
Bachelors Degree$45,150$47,188$40,833
Graduate Degree$70,125$78,750$68,438

$45,594

Average Earnings

$49,938

Average Male

$39,783

Average Female

West Branch Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Branch Language by Age

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West Branch Language

99.24% of West Branch residents speak only English, while 0.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.52% of the population.

West Branch Language

West Branch Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,02927413.50%
Asian331339.39%

13.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.61%

Male Poverty Rate

14.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Branch

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Branch is Asian, with 39.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Branch is White, with 13.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.71%.

West Branch Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.63%
Some College10.29%
Bachelors or Greater8.16%
High School7.99%

West Branch Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed83.33%
Female Unemployed46.67%
Male Employed6.75%
Female Employed6.26%

West Branch Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Branch Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,964$74,849
Families$92,614$91,016
Married Families$99,276-
Non Families$35,250$50,775
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Income by Household Type

West Branch Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Branch Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

West Branch Marital Status by Race

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West Branch Marital Status

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153

Number of Veterans

138

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam68
Second Gulf War27
World War II22
Korea11
First Gulf War11

West Branch Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7476
75+33
35 to 5416
18 to 3416
55 to 6412

West Branch Veterans by Age

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West Branch Veterans by Race

West Branch Veterans by Education

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2.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Branch Veterans by Education

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66.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

West Branch Employment by Age

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West Branch Employment by Race

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West Branch Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.77%

Born in West Branch

98.09%

Native Born

1.91%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.09% of West Branch residents were born in the United States, with 77.77% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,620642.50%
20202,556642.57%
20192,492642.64%
20182,428251.04%
20172,403331.39%
20162,370271.15%
20152,343-1-0.04%
20142,34470.30%
20132,337-1-0.04%
20122,33830.13%
20112,33520.09%
20102,3330.00%

West Branch Population by Year