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The location of West Chester













Welcome to West Chester ...

The city of West Chester is located in Washington County.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Chester: W. Chester

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Chester has a population of 149 people<2> (see below for details).

West Chester is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

West Chester is located in the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for West Chester: 52359<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Chester had a population of 146 people. This makes West Chester the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 146 people, the population of West Chester decreased 8.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 159 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Chester had an population of 149 people. This is an increase of 2.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.29% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named West Chester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named West Chester - they are located in Michigan, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2) and Virginia.

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

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 Chester. 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 Chester. 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 Chester.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Chester ...

Looking for more information about West Chester? 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.

Looking for more information about West Chester? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to West Chester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for West Chester.

Communities near West Chester ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Washington   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of West Chester

Kalona   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Chester

Wellman   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of West Chester

Riverside   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Chester

North English   [Map]

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

Located in Iowa County

Keota   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of West Chester

Located in Keokuk County

Wayland   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Chester

Located in Henry County

Brighton   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of West Chester

Ainsworth   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of West Chester

Richland   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of West Chester

Located in Keokuk County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Chester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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 Chester.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Chester - 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 Chester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Chester 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Chester) 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 Chester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Chester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Chester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3400, Longitude: -91.8169     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Chester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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