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What Cheer, Iowa

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Welcome to What Cheer ...

The city of What Cheer is located in Keokuk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, What Cheer has a population of 624 people<1> (see below for details).

What Cheer is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

What Cheer is within the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for What Cheer: 50268<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, What Cheer had a population of 646 people (which is 6.15% of the total population of Keokuk County). This makes What Cheer the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of What Cheer represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 398th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 646 people, the population of What Cheer decreased 4.72% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 678 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, What Cheer had an population of 624 people. This is a decrease of 3.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.96% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for What Cheer.

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 What Cheer. 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 What Cheer. 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 What Cheer. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for What Cheer:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for What Cheer ...

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

Communities near What Cheer ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Oskaloosa   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of What Cheer

Located in Mahaska County

Sigourney   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of What Cheer

Montezuma   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of What Cheer

Located in Poweshiek County

New Sharon   [Map]

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

Located in Mahaska County

North English   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of What Cheer

Located in Iowa County

Hedrick   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of What Cheer

Fremont   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of What Cheer

Located in Mahaska County

Beacon   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of What Cheer

Located in Mahaska County

University Park   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of What Cheer

Located in Mahaska County

Delta   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of What Cheer

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Keokuk County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for What Cheer.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around What Cheer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 What Cheer). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether What Cheer or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- What Cheer) 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 What Cheer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from What Cheer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in What Cheer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4016, Longitude: -92.3547     [Map].

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