What Cheer, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy What Cheer Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% What Cheer Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of What Cheer, Iowa

Comparing What Cheer 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 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 1
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
Median Family Income 4 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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What Cheer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles W of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 186 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Keokuk
Standard Zip Codes 50268
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.401
Longitude -92.354

What Cheer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 29.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 35 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
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What Cheer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 678 100%
Male 320 47.2%
Female 358 52.8%
Under 18 154 22.7%
18+ 524 77.3%
65+ 159 23.5%
Median Age 43.4
Average Family Size 2.9
White 667 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.4%

Estimated What Cheer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 658
Growth -20
Growth % -2.9%

What Cheer 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
US/American 35.1%
German 20.7%
Irish 9.3%
English 8.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.4%
Scotch-Irish 4.8%
Dutch 3.4%
Norwegian 1.8%
Italian 1.4%
Greek 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
European 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Czech 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Russian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Coal Creek (50268)
Indianapolis (50268)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
What Cheer 678 $36,500
Barnes City 201 $32,321
Delta 410 $30,417
Keswick 295 $32,188
Rose Hill 205 $32,143
Sigourney 2,209 $43,519
Webster 110 $42,500

What Cheer Public Libraries

What Cheer Public Library
What Cheer, Iowa
(641) 634-2859

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