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West Branch is a city in Cedar County. (The community straddles Cedar and Johnson counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for its location on the west branch of Wapsipinicon Creek
The latitude of West Branch is 41.671N. The longitude is -91.346W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,297.
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31% of West Branch residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Branch ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Branch was $19,577, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of West Branch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in West Branch include West Branch Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in West Branch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $924.
Libraries in West Branch include West Branch Public Library ... View libraries
Cedar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Branch political report.
The average commute time for West Branch workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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