West Branch demographics profile

StatisticWest BranchIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)8095591
Median age39.338.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%44%43%
Speak English99%92%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%
West Branch, IA has a population of 2,581 and is the 9,649th largest city in the United States. The population density is 809 per sq mi which is 1381% higher than the Iowa average and 793% higher than the national average. The median age in West Branch is 39 which is approximately 3% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In West Branch, 61% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 71% of West Branch residents were born in Iowa, 28% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in West Branch is 1381% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in West Branch is 3% higher than Iowa.
  • In West Branch 95.74% of the population is White.
  • In West Branch 0.00% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In West Branch 0.43% of the population is Asian.

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West Branch population breakdown by race

RaceWest BranchIowaNational
Black or African American0.00%3.32%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race2.13%1.97%3.06%
Other race1.70%1.27%4.75%
In West Branch, 6.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The West Branch, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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