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Welcome to West Point ...

The city of West Point is located in Lee County.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Point has a population of 941 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

The telephone area code for West Point: (319)

The ZIP code for West Point: 52656<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Point had a population of 966 people. This makes West Point the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of West Point represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 292nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 966 people, the population of West Point decreased 1.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 980 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Point had an population of 941 people. This is a decrease of 2.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.98% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named West Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named West Point - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.

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

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 Point. 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 Point. 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 Point. Our list includes 5 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Point ...

Looking for more information about West Point? 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 Point, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for West Point.

Communities near West Point ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Burlington   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the East (E) of West Point

Located in Des Moines County

Fort Madison   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of West Point

Mount Pleasant   [Map]

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

Located in Henry County

West Burlington   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Point

Located in Des Moines County

New London   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of West Point

Located in Henry County

Nauvoo   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of West Point

Located in Hancock County (IL)

Danville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of West Point

Located in Des Moines County

Dallas City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of West Point

Located in Hancock County (IL)

Donnellson   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of West Point

Montrose   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of West Point

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Lee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lee County: www.leecounty.org/

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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Point.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Point - 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 Point). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Point 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Point) 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 Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7153, Longitude: -91.4523     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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