Lake City, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 1,693 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.3%
 
Males: 759  (44.9%)
Females: 934  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  50.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51449.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,539 (it was $31,000 in 2000)
Lake City:

$37,539
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,748 (it was $14,969 in 2000)

Lake City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,710 (it was $51,500 in 2000)
Lake City:

$73,710
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $467.

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  • Races in Lake City, IA (2013)

    Lake City races chart
    • 1,61295.2%White alone
    • 231.4%Asian alone
    • 221.3%Black alone
    • 120.7%Hispanic
    • 100.6%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lake City: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.7%), English (12.7%), Irish (7.7%), United States (5.3%), Norwegian (3.0%), Swedish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/14/1887

Elevation: 1235 feet

Land area: 4.82 square miles.

Population density: 351 people per square mile   (very low).

Lake City,IA real estate house value index trend

Lake City, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Lake City:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lake City city:

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Lake City, Iowa as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lake City to the number of sex offenders is 337 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,172 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,001 (1.5%)

Lake City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (59.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (95.9 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (363.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lanesboro, IA (2.5 miles) , Yetter, IA (2.5 miles) , Auburn, IA (2.7 miles ), Lohrville, IA (3.1 miles ), Lidderdale, IA (3.2 miles) , Rockwell City, IA (3.2 miles ), Lytton, IA (3.5 miles ), Rinard, IA (3.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 94.74 W

Area code: 712

Lake City household income distribution Lake City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-3.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (60%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Lake City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lake City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lake City, Iowa average temperatures Lake City, Iowa average precipitation Lake City, Iowa humidity Lake City, Iowa wind speed Lake City, Iowa snowfall Lake City, Iowa sunshine Lake City, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Lake City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Lake City city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F4 tornado 13.8 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% 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 244.0 miles away from the city 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 214.9 miles away from Lake City center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 271.1 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 447.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 120.7 miles away from Lake City center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 144.3 miles away from the city 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 Calhoun County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake City topographic map

Birthplace of: Archer MacMackin - Director.

Hospitals and medical centers in Lake City:

  • STEWART MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1301 WEST MAIN STREET)
  • STEWART MEMORIAL HOMECARE (1301 WEST MAIN)
  • SHADY OAKS CARE CENTER (1409 WEST MAIN STREET)

Heliports located in Lake City:

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

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 32 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 36 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 59 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 70 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 73 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 79 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 84 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

Public high school in Lake City:

Public elementary/middle school in Lake City:

See full list of schools located in Lake City

Library in Lake City:

  • LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $66,666; Location: 110 E WASHINGTON ST; 18,761 books; 2,376 audio materials; 396 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 52 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lake City: Farmers Cooperative Company Elevator (A), Lake City Country Club (B), Central School Museum (C), Lake City Library (D), Lake City Community Building (E), Lake City Police Department (F), Lake City City Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake City include: Woodlawn Christian Church (A), Pilgrim Lutheran Church (B), Lake City Union Church (C), First American Baptist Church (D), Community Fellowship Christian Church (E), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (H), Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Mary's Cemetery (1), Lake City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lake City include: Goins Memorial Park (1), Mike Macke Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Central School Preservation Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 211 South Center Street).

Calhoun 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 Lake City that have no violations reported:

  • LAKE CITY WATER SUPPLY (Address: 1008 W MONROE , Population served: 1,727, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.1%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.6%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
48 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
85 people in nursing homes in 2000

Lake City, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Lake City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Lake City (2011 data):

  • United Bank of Iowa: Lake City Branch at 201 North Center Street, branch established on 1920/03/20. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.
  • Iowa Savings Bank: 106 North Illinois St Branch at 106 North Illinois Street, branch established on 1936/10/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $166.6 mil, Deposits: $151.3 mil, headquarters in Carroll, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Community Grain Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Iowa average:

10.3

Lake City travel time to work - commute Lake City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake City city (based on Calhoun County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,08119
Evangelical Protestant1,62510
Catholic1,5685
Other3082
None1,088-
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
Calhoun County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Calhoun County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Calhoun County:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

29.1%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 2$5,714$34,2840$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$12,405$37,2151$970
Streets and Highways 1$2,984$35,8080$0
Sewerage 1$2,982$35,7840$0
Water Supply 1$3,509$42,1080$0
Local Libraries 0$0 5$3,998
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$531
Totals for Government 9$27,594$36,7927$5,499

Lake City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($100.41)
    Police Protection: $150,000 ($88.60)
    Sewerage: $142,000 ($83.87)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($62.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000 ($57.29)
    General - Other: $85,000 ($50.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $60,000 ($35.44)
    Libraries: $53,000 ($31.31)
    Central Staff Services: $23,000 ($13.59)
    Health Services - Other: $22,000 ($12.99)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($5.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,000 ($33.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $76,000 ($44.89)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($18.31)
    Fire Protection: $17,000 ($10.04)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($10.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $322,000 ($190.19)

Lake City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $131,000 ($77.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $105,000 ($62.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($8.27)
    All Other: $10,000 ($5.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000 ($13.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($6.50)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($2.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($82.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $143,000 ($84.47)
    General Support: $37,000 ($21.85)
  • Tax - Property: $570,000 ($336.68)
    NEC: $4,000 ($2.36)

Lake City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,125,000 ($664.50)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $950,000 ($561.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $175,000 ($103.37)

Lake City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,000 ($4.13)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $278,000 ($164.21)

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Webster County, IA  1.28% ($48,765 average AGI)
from Sac County, IA  0.33% ($18,385)
from Carroll County, IA  0.30% ($25,500)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Webster County, IA  1.17% ($34,979 average AGI)
to Sac County, IA  0.42% ($40,647)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.37% ($54,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake City:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake City:

  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lake City:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Lake City fatal accident list:

Jul 30, 2006 11:07 AM, N Illinois St, Pennsylvania, Lat: 42.27168, Lon: -94.73271, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 5, 1997 11:42 AM, 175, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Dec 8, 1978 02:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Nov 11, 1977 04:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 60Total average daily traffic
  • 6Total average daily truck traffic
  • 60Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0FJV
    Grant Date: 03/29/1999, Expiration Date: 03/29/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2011
    Registrant: Will R Hildreth, 618 W Franklin, Lake City, IA 51449-1012

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Good Intent Call: 1
Most common first names in Lake City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2578.8 years
Mary2582.1 years
William2582.0 years
Charles2276.9 years
Harold1882.4 years
George1679.6 years
Helen1582.7 years
Robert1572.9 years
Ruth1580.1 years
Donald1475.8 years
Most common last names in Lake City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1781.6 years
Clark1580.6 years
Pierce1180.0 years
Lasher1175.7 years
Davis975.3 years
Campbell982.8 years
Nelson981.7 years
Miller878.6 years
Green877.7 years
Gordon878.0 years

Businesses in Lake City, IA

  • Chevrolet: 1

Lake City on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Fuel dealers"
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