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People

Total Population 701
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 272
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 35.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $33,676
% Above Poverty Level 69.3%
% Below Poverty Level 30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $426
Median House Value $35,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
US/American 0%
English 13.7%
Irish 19.3%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station SIGOURNEY
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
Station GRINNELL 3 SW
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
Station WASHINGTON
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Barnes City 286 $40,000
Delta 260 $40,417
Keswick 252 $53,542

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

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What Cheer Public Library
308 S. BARNES
What Cheer, Iowa
(641) 634-2859

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