Crystal Lake, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 236 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.2%
 
Males: 111  (47.1%)
Females: 125  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

53.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 50432, 50436.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,947 (it was $29,615 in 2000)
Crystal Lake:

$43,947
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,418 (it was $14,927 in 2000)

Crystal Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $66,650 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Crystal Lake:

$66,650
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $419.

March 2019 cost of living index in Crystal Lake: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.8%
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  • Races in Crystal Lake, IA (2010)
    • 23393.2%White alone
    • 104.0%Hispanic
    • 41.6%Black alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races
    • 10.4%American Indian alone

Races in Crystal Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Crystal Lake, Iowa as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Crystal Lake is 203 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (39.4%), Norwegian (25.0%), American (8.7%), Czech (1.9%), Czechoslovakian (1.9%), Dutch (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/19/1898

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 926 people per square mile   (low).

Crystal Lake, Iowa map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $784 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $705 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (83.1 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (123.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (325.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hayfield, IA (2.4 miles),
Woden, IA (2.4 miles ),
Forest City, IA (2.8 miles ),
Britt, IA (3.0 miles ),
Duncan, IA (3.0 miles),
Miller, IA (3.2 miles),
Thompson, IA (3.2 miles ),
Hutchins, IA (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 43.22 N, Longitude: 93.79 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Crystal Lake, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Crystal Lake, IA in 2017
Crystal Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $81,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $130,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Crystal Lake, IA residents
Average permit cost in Crystal Lake, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +45 (+18.8%).
Most common industries in Crystal Lake, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (43.2%)
  • Food (7.9%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Machinery (4.3%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (41.0%)
  • Food (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Truck transportation (6.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.4%)
  • Wood products (5.1%)
  • Machinery (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (45.9%)
  • Food (6.6%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.3%)
  • Paper & paper products merchant wholesalers (3.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Crystal Lake, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (12.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (19.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (13.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)

Average climate in Crystal Lake, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Crystal Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Crystal Lake city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Crystal Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 202.3 miles away from Crystal Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 289.0 miles away from Crystal Lake center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.7 miles away from Crystal Lake center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 451.9 miles away from Crystal Lake center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 278.2 miles away from Crystal Lake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Crystal Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Crystal Lake:

  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; FOREST CITY, IA)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BRITT, IA)
  • HANCOCK COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; GARNER, IA)
  • TIMELY MISSION NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BUFFALO CENTER, IA)

Airports located in Crystal Lake:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Crystal Lake:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 34 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 51 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 54 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 55 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 65 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 67 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 77 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Library in Crystal Lake:

  • JUANITA EARP MEDIA CENTER (Operating income: $16,725; Location: 120 E 5TH ST; 5,769 books; 114 audio materials; 283 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Crystal Lake Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Crystal Lake include: Calvary Lutheran Church (A), United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Crystal Lake: Crystal Lake Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Crystal Lake that have no violations reported:

  • CRYSTAL LAKE WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.0%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.9%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Crystal Lake (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers Bank & Trust Company: Crystal Lake Branch at 201 State Street, branch established on 1970/02/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $265.8 mil, Deposits: $214.2 mil, headquarters in Forest City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Mbt Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Crystal Lake:

Marital status in Crystal Lake, IA
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Crystal Lake:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.8
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Crystal Lake, IA (based on Hancock County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,50216
Evangelical Protestant2,65515
Catholic1,4443
Other--
None3,740-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Hancock County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Hancock County:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Hancock County:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hancock County:

17.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Crystal Lake:

51.4%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Crystal Lake:

51.3%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Crystal Lake:

29.0
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.1%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Crystal Lake:

11.8%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Crystal Lake:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.7%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Crystal Lake:

57.5%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Crystal Lake:

80.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Crystal Lake, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 2$539
Sewerage 0$0 1$275
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$746
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$900
Totals for Government 0$0 6$2,460

Crystal Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($199.15)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($135.59)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($135.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($97.46)
    General - Other: $21,000 ($88.98)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($80.51)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($25.42)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($21.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($21.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($16.95)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($12.71)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($4.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($4.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $7,000 ($29.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($8.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $32,000 ($135.59)

Crystal Lake government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $34,000 ($144.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($97.46)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $23,000 ($97.46)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($33.90)
    Rents: $1,000 ($4.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($131.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($67.80)
  • Tax - Property: $47,000 ($199.15)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,000 ($80.51)
    Other License: $1,000 ($4.24)

Crystal Lake government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,000 ($72.03)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000 ($38.14)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($33.90)

Crystal Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $262,000 ($1110.17)

4.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.38% ($36,721 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IA  0.61% ($53,148)


5.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.61% ($33,889 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.92% ($27,659)
to Wright County, IA  0.47% ($33,619)

Strongest AM radio stations in Crystal Lake:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Crystal Lake:

  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KZOW (91.9 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: WALDORF COLLEGE)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Crystal Lake:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.3mTotal length
  • 85Total average daily traffic
  • 85Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Richard D Hofmann, Se Crystal Lake (Lat: 43.219278 Lon: -93.787833), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m, Registrant: Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Assn., Teryywegener@wctatel.Com, , Lake -Mills, Phone: (641) 592-6102
  • Richard D Hofmann, Se Crystal Lake (Lat: 43.219278 Lon: -93.787833), Type: 57.0, Overall height: 57 m, Registrant: Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Assn., Teryywegener@wctatel.Com, , Lake -Mills, Phone: (641) 592-6102

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0IPV, Grant Date: 03/19/1991, Expiration Date: 03/19/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/20/2003, Registrant: Robert F Levad, W 2nd St Box 41, Crystal Lake, IA 50432

Most common first names in Crystal Lake, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Howard473.0 years
Ray383.0 years
Clara285.5 years
Harold277.0 years
Henry291.5 years
Charles264.0 years
James280.5 years
John289.5 years
Laura280.4 years
Laurence275.0 years
Most common last names in Crystal Lake, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Benson481.5 years
Nelson472.2 years
Rose487.8 years
Smith469.0 years
Hartman374.0 years
Henken371.7 years
Kluver384.1 years
Meyer383.7 years
Nielsen374.7 years
Sorenson382.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Crystal Lake, IA
  • 94.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 2.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Crystal Lake, IA
  • 44.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 40.7%Utility gas
  • 11.1%Electricity
  • 3.7%No fuel used


Crystal Lake compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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