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Welcome to What Cheer ...

The city of What Cheer is located in Keokuk County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, What Cheer has a population of 624 people<2> (see below for details).

What Cheer is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

What Cheer is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for What Cheer: 50268<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 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).

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 total 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).

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

Communities near What Cheer ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near What Cheer.

  • Oskaloosa [Mahaska County]
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    • Oskaloosa [Mahaska County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of What Cheer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,506 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oskaloosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oskaloosa<6>
  • Sigourney [Keokuk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sigourney have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sigourney
    • Sigourney [Keokuk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of What Cheer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,017 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sigourney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sigourney<6>
  • Montezuma [Poweshiek County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
    • Montezuma [Poweshiek County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of What Cheer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,412 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma<6>
  • New Sharon [Mahaska County]
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    • New Sharon [Mahaska County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of What Cheer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,293 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sharon<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North English [Iowa County]
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      • North English [Iowa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of What Cheer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,007 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North English
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North English<6>
    • Hedrick [Keokuk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hedrick have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedrick
      • Hedrick [Keokuk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of What Cheer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 754 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedrick
    • Fremont [Mahaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Mahaska County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of What Cheer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 721 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fremont<6>
    • Beacon [Mahaska County]
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      • Beacon [Mahaska County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of What Cheer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 487 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beacon
    • University Park [Mahaska County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Park
      • University Park [Mahaska County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of What Cheer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 469 people
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    • Delta [Keokuk County]
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      • Delta [Keokuk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of What Cheer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 318 people
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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 What Cheer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for What Cheer.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around What Cheer. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Keokuk, 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 What Cheer.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around What Cheer - 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 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).
<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- 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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    
<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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