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West Branch
Cedar County, Iowa


"The Birthplace & Burialplace of Herbert Hoover"

Page Contents for West Branch, Iowa

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of West Branch is approximately 2,286 (2002), 2322 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 731 (1990), 947 (2010).
The amount of land area in West Branch is 4.934 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in West Branch is 2.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from West Branch to Washington DC is 809 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 120 miles. (as the crow flies)
West Branch is positioned 41.67 degrees north of the equator and 91.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.
West Branch elevation is 750 feet above sea level.
West Branch median income is $ 42,500 (2000).
The West Branch median home price is $ 97,200 (2000).


near Springdale in east central Iowa. Other nearby communities include West Liberty, Iowa City, Nichols, Solon, Lone Tree, Atalissa, University Heights and Hills.
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seasonal with snow in the winter and rain in the summer. Temperatures range from an average of 20 in January to 75 in July.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for West Branch
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Herbert Hoover - 31st President of the United States. He was the first president born west of the Mississippi River. A 186 acre site and national historic landmark and the final resting place of both President and Mrs. Hoover is here in West Branch.
Herbert Hoover's Birthplace And Presidential Museum
Parkside Dr.
West Branch, Iowa
Phone: 319-643-2541 or 319-643-5301
Open: 9-5 daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

West Branch Fall Fest
Held each year in September

West Branch Hometown Days held each year in June.

West Branch Farmer's Market
Held each year from May through August in the Heritage Square in Historic Downtown West Branch
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West Branch City Government

City of West Branch
POB 218
304 East Main Street
West Branch, Iowa 52358
Phone: (319) 643-5888
Fax: (319) 643-2305

West Branch Chamber

West Branch Chamber of Commerce
109 W. Main St
West Branch, Iowa 52358
Phone: 319-643-2111

West Branch Organizations

West Branch Chamber of Commerce
109 W. Main St
West Branch, Iowa 52358
Phone: 319-643-2111

West Branch Libraries

West Branch Public Library
300 North Downey Street
P.O. Box 460
West Branch, IA 52358
Phone: (319) 643-2633
Fax: (319) 643-2845

West Branch Schools

West Branch Community School District West Branch


The population of West Branch was:
1990 - 1,908
2000 - 2,188
2002 - 2,286

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