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West Bend is a city in Palo Alto County. (The community straddles Palo Alto and Kossuth counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for a fork of the Des Moines River
The latitude of West Bend is 42.956N. The longitude is -94.44W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,191 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 827.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West Bend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Palo Alto County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50597 ZIP code.
51% of West Bend residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Bend ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Bend was $18,804, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of West Bend residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in West Bend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $200. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $642.
Libraries in West Bend include West Bend Public Library ... View libraries
Palo Alto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Bend political report.
The average commute time for West Bend workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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