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People

Total Population 890
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 26.3%
Employed Population 16+ 430
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13%
Median Earnings25+ $30,227
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,417

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,000
% Above Poverty Level 88.5%
% Below Poverty Level 11.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 10 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $560
Median House Value $88,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 13.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Bend Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 76 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Palo Alto
Standard Zip Codes 50597
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.956
Longitude -94.44

West Bend Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALGONA 3 W
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Station SIOUX RAPIDS 4 E
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algona 5,494 $63,727
Bode 285 $34,792
Livermore 451 $58,056

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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West Bend, Iowa
(515) 887-6411

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West Bend High Schools

WEST BEND-MALLARD HIGH SCHOOL
300 3RD AVE SW
515-887-7831
Serves 148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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