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West Branch is a city in Cedar County. (The community straddles Cedar and Johnson counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for its location on the west branch of Wapsipinicon Creek

The latitude of West Branch is 41.671N. The longitude is -91.346W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,297.


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Median household income
Local
$42,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Branch demographic reports
West Branch is on Wapsinonoc Creek
Well-known residents have included:
· President Herbert Hoover
Local festivals include:
  • Hooverfest - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Remembered - Sept. 3, 2007
  • Hometown Days - June 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Branch web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Branch demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cedar 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 52358 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of West Branch residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Branch ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Branch was $19,577, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of West Branch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in West Branch include West Branch Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in West Branch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $924.


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Libraries in West Branch include West Branch Public Library ... View libraries

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Cedar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Branch political report.

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The average commute time for West Branch workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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