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The location of West Branch

Welcome to West Branch ...

The city of West Branch is primarily located in Cedar County. A portion of West Branch extends into Johnson County.

The location of West Branch has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for West Branch: W. Branch

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Branch has a population of 2,426 people<2> (see below for details).

West Branch is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: West Branch lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for West Branch: (563)

The ZIP code for West Branch: 52358<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Branch had a population of 2,322 people (or 12.55% of the total population of Cedar County). This makes West Branch the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of West Branch represents 0.08% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 140th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,322 people, the population of West Branch increased 6.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,188 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Branch had an population of 2,426 people. This is an increase of 4.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.88% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Branch.

Communities Also Named West Branch ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named West Branch - they are located in California, Michigan (2), New Brunswick, New York, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Branch.

Websites for West Branch ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Branch. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Branch. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Branch. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for West Branch:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Branch ...

Looking for more information about West Branch? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for West Branch, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Branch.

Communities near West Branch ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Iowa City   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the West (W) of West Branch

Located in Johnson County

Coralville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of West Branch

Located in Johnson County

North Liberty   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of West Branch

Located in Johnson County

Mount Vernon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of West Branch

Located in Linn County

West Liberty   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Branch

Located in Muscatine County

Tiffin   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of West Branch

Located in Johnson County

Tipton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Branch

Wilton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of West Branch

Located in Muscatine County

Solon   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Branch

Located in Johnson County

Ely   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Branch

Located in Linn County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for West Branch.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Branch.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Branch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as West Branch). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Branch or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Branch) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Branch. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Branch

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6677, Longitude: -91.3473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Branch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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