What Cheer, Iowa Population 2024

595

What Cheer is a city located in Keokuk County Iowa. What Cheer has a 2024 population of 595. What Cheer is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -1.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 605 in 2020.

The average household income in What Cheer is $54,917 with a poverty rate of 26.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in What Cheer is 34.8 years, 36.2 years for males, and 30.8 years for females.

What Cheer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of What Cheer was:

  • White: 93.37%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Black or African American: 2.21%
  • Other race: 1.38%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
486.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.65% (-10)
The current population of What Cheer, Iowa is 595 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 605.

What Cheer, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White67693.37%
Two or more races223.04%
Black or African American162.21%
Other race101.38%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

What Cheer Population by Race

What Cheer Population Pyramid 2024

What Cheer Median Age

34.8

Total

36.2

Male

30.8

Female

What Cheer Adults

There are 483 adults, (121 of whom are seniors) in What Cheer.

What Cheer Age Dependency

100

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

66.6

Child Dependency Ratio

What Cheer Sex Ratio

Female32544.89%
Male39955.11%

What Cheer Population by Age

What Cheer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2622.7669.530.5
Married1223.6465.634.4
Non Family871.3274.725.3
Male333.361000
Female202.72080
showing: 5 rows

3.41

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

What Cheer 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

What Cheer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

What Cheer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 66.67%.

What Cheer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,688

Average Earnings

$35,625

Average Male

$28,681

Average Female

What Cheer Earnings by Educational Attainment

What Cheer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

What Cheer Language

96.42% of What Cheer residents speak only English, while 3.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.29% of the population.

What Cheer Language

What Cheer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White65816925.68%
Hispanic371951.35%
Other1010100%
Multiple22940.91%
Black16318.75%
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26.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.06%

Male Poverty Rate

28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in What Cheer

The race most likely to be in poverty in What Cheer is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in What Cheer is Black, with 18.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.41%.

What Cheer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.67%
Bachelors or Greater36.67%
High School27.57%
Some College16.95%
showing: 4 rows

What Cheer Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed73.68%
Female Unemployed60%
Male Employed18.71%
Female Employed14.89%
showing: 4 rows

What Cheer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

What Cheer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

What Cheer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

Female Marriage Rate

What Cheer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

What Cheer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

What Cheer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

What Cheer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

31

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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What Cheer Veterans by War

count

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What Cheer Veterans by Age

count

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What Cheer Veterans by Race

What Cheer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

29.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

What Cheer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

What Cheer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

What Cheer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

What Cheer 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

86.46%

Born in What Cheer

96.82%

Native Born

3.18%

Foreign Born

2.49%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.82% of What Cheer residents were born in the United States, with 86.46% having been born in Iowa. 2.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

What Cheer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029590-1-0.17%
2028591-1-0.17%
2027592-1-0.17%
2026593-1-0.17%
2025594-1-0.17%
2024595-1-0.17%
2023596-1-0.17%
2022597-1-0.17%
2021598-7-1.16%
2020605-18-2.89%
2019623-1-0.16%
201862440.65%
2017620-2-0.32%
2016622
2015622-8-1.27%
2014630-2-0.32%
2013632-6-0.94%
201263810.16%
2011637-9-1.39%
2010646
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What Cheer Population by Year