West Point, Iowa

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High Points

West Point strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% West Point Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% West Point Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% West Point Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% West Point People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of West Point, Iowa

Comparing West Point to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 8
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 8 5
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7

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West Point Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 52656
P.O. Box Zip Codes 52657
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.727
Longitude -91.461

West Point Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 44 to 62 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
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West Point Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 980 100%
Male 449 45.8%
Female 531 54.2%
Under 18 202 20.6%
18+ 778 79.4%
65+ 235 24%
Median Age 44.4
Average Family Size 2.83
White 979 99.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated West Point Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 961
Growth -19
Growth % -1.9%

West Point Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 62.3%
US/American 14.8%
Irish 9%
English 2.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.3%
European 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1%
Danish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Kenyan 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Point 980 $50,724
Donnellson 963 $41,500
Fort Madison 10,715 $42,067
Franklin 136 $41,250
Houghton 130 $54,375
Salem 464 $42,500
St. Paul 118 $58,750

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West Point Public Library
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