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Welcome to West Branch ...

The city of West Branch is primarily located in Cedar County<1>. A portion of West Branch extends into Johnson County.

A typical abbreviation for West Branch: W. Branch

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Branch has a population of 2,480 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Branch.

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 telephone area code for West Branch: (563)

The ZIP code for West Branch: 52358<4>

Websites for West Branch ...

Official Website: www.westbranchiowa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Branch had an population of 2,480 people. This is an increase of 6.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.35% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

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.

Communities near West Branch ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Branch.

  • Iowa City [Johnson County]
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    • Iowa City [Johnson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of West Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,608 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iowa City<6>
  • Coralville [Johnson County]
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    • Coralville [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of West Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,484 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coralville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coralville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coralville<6>
  • North Liberty [Johnson County]
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    • North Liberty [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of West Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,736 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Liberty<6>
  • Tiffin [Johnson County]
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    • Tiffin [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of West Branch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,629 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiffin<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Vernon [Linn County]
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      • Mount Vernon [Linn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of West Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<6>
    • West Liberty [Muscatine County]
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      • West Liberty [Muscatine County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of West Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Liberty<6>
    • Tipton [Cedar County]
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      • Tipton [Cedar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of West Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<6>
    • Wilton [Muscatine County]
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      • Wilton [Muscatine County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of West Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilton<6>
    • Solon [Johnson County]
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      • Solon [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of West Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solon<6>
    • Ely [Linn County]
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      • Ely [Linn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of West Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ely have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ely<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Branch. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Branch.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Branch.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Branch. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding West Branch to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Branch in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Branch was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Branch on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for West Branch

The Communities of Iowa

About Cedar County

About Iowa

The official website for West Branch: www.westbranchiowa.org/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Cedar, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Branch.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Branch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Branch) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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 BranchOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6714, Longitude: -91.3454    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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