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West Burlington, Iowa
Motto(s): 
"A Vibrant, Progressive Community"
Location of West Burlington, Iowa
Location of West Burlington, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Des Moines
Area
 • Total 4.84 sq mi (12.53 km2)
 • Land 4.84 sq mi (12.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
696 ft (212 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,197
 • Density 660.95/sq mi (255.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52655
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-83685
GNIS feature ID 0462827
Website The City of West Burlington, Iowa

West Burlington is a city in Des Moines County, Iowa, United States, adjacent to the Mississippi River city of Burlington. The population was 2,968 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Burlington, IA–IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The community was incorporated on December 15, 1883.

Geography

West Burlington is located at 40°49′13″N 91°9′52″W / 40.82028°N 91.16444°W / 40.82028; -91.16444 (40.820318, -91.164492).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.95 square miles (12.82 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 836 —    
1900 1,044 +24.9%
1910 1,206 +15.5%
1920 1,212 +0.5%
1930 1,333 +10.0%
1940 1,323 −0.8%
1950 1,614 +22.0%
1960 2,560 +58.6%
1970 3,139 +22.6%
1980 3,371 +7.4%
1990 3,083 −8.5%
2000 3,161 +2.5%
2010 2,968 −6.1%
2019 2,890 −2.6%
2020 3,197 +10.6%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,968 people, 1,372 households, and 800 families living in the city. The population density was 599.6 inhabitants per square mile (231.5/km2). There were 1,479 housing units at an average density of 298.8 per square mile (115.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 4.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 1,372 households, of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.76.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Education

Most residents are in the West Burlington Independent School District.

Some residential developments to the west are in the Burlington Community School District.

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