West Branch strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):
Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
Comparing West Branch to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):
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|Well-Paid Single Women|
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|College Educated Adults|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
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|Working at Home|
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|Nearest Medium City||9 miles E of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||191 miles W of Chicago, Illinois|
|Standard Zip Codes||52358|
|Phone Area Codes||563|
|Time Zone||Central (-6 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Jan Temp||13 to 30 F|
|Apr Temp||41 to 63 F|
|Jul Temp||66 to 88 F|
|Oct Temp||44 to 66 F|
|Annual Precip||37.2 inches|
|Station||TIPTON 4 NE|
|Jan Temp||8 to 27 F|
|Apr Temp||37 to 60 F|
|Jul Temp||62 to 84 F|
|Oct Temp||38 to 63 F|
|Annual Precip||36.4 inches|
|Station||CEDAR RAPIDS AP|
|Jan Temp||10 to 27 F|
|Apr Temp||38 to 60 F|
|Jul Temp||63 to 85 F|
|Oct Temp||40 to 63 F|
|Annual Precip||33.4 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.03|
|American Indian & Alaskan||9||0.4%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||38||1.7%|
|Est. 2005 Population||2,269|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||5.5%|
|French (except Basque)||0.7%|
According to the US Postal Service, West Branch, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:Cedar Valley (52358)
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"300 N. DOWNEY, P.O.BOX 460"
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