West Branch is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 2,349 people and just one neighborhood, West Branch is the 140th largest community in Iowa.
Real Estate Prices
West Branch real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although West Branch house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, West Branch is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Branch is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Branch who work in office and administrative support (19.96%), management occupations (9.25%) and healthcare (8.65%).
Setting & Lifestyle
West Branch is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, West Branch’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
West Branch is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.