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People

Total Population 2,642
Male Share of the Population 44.6%
Female Share of the Population 55.4%
Senior Citizens 20.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,234
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.4%
Median Earnings25+ $28,018
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $2
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,545

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,750
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.4%
Median Gross Rent $488
Median House Value $86,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.4%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 15.6%

West Union Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles NE of Waterloo, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 151 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 52175
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.962
Longitude -91.808

West Union 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 FAYETTE
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Station ELKADER 5 SSW
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station WAUKON
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, West Union, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Douglas (52175)

Eldorado (52175)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clermont 672 $67,031
Elgin 793 $55,682
Fayette 1,206 $61,625
Hawkeye 602 $55,469

West Union Public Libraries

Library
West Union Community Library
210 NORTH VINE
West Union, Iowa
(563) 422-3103
Library Web Site

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West Union Hospitals

PALMER LUTHERAN HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
112 JEFFERSON STREET
(563) 422-3876
Emergency Service: Yes

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West Union High Schools

NORTH FAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL
600 N PINE ST
563-422-3852
Serves 321 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

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