Westphalia, Iowa

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Westphalia is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States. The population was 160 at the 2000 census.



Westphalia is located at 41°43′10″N 95°23′40″W / 41.71944°N 95.39444°W / 41.71944; -95.39444 (41.719351, -95.394576)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 160 people, 61 households, and 43 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,761.4 people per square mile (686.4/km²). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 704.6/sq mi (274.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 61 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,938, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $35,833 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,066. About 7.9% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those sixty five or over.

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