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Population in 2012: 291 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.1%
 

Males: 137  (47.3%)
Females: 154  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  48.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50451.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,942 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Lakota:

$27,942
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,526

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,939 (it was $26,400 in 2000)
Lakota:

$35,939
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $36,230; Detached houses: $36,515; Townhouses or other attached units: $24,059; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $41,703

Median gross rent in 2012: $350.

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  • White alone - 238 (93.3%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (5.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lakota: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (51.9%), Norwegian (16.2%), Irish (8.8%), United States (6.2%), English (3.5%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/1/1918

Elevation: 1147 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,523 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lakota:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lakota city:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Lakota, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lakota to the number of sex offenders is 146 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $775 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $394 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (92.6 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (117.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (343.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ledyard, IA (2.1 miles) , Buffalo Center, IA (2.7 miles ), Bancroft, IA (2.9 miles ), Elmore, MN (3.0 miles ), Titonka, IA (3.2 miles ), Swea City, IA (3.3 miles ), Rake, IA (3.4 miles ), Woden, IA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.38 N, Longitude: 94.09 W

Area code: 515

Lakota household income distribution Lakota home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -26 (-9.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lakota-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 160% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Lakota city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.6 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kossuth County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lakota:

  • TIMELY MISSION NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BUFFALO CENTER, IA)
  • HERITAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BANCROFT, IA)
  • WEST HOME EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BURT, IA)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lakota:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 54 miles; Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 56 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 62 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 3,064)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 66 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Buena Vista University (about 76 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • St. Olaf College (about 88 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 95 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 3,599)

Library in Lakota:

  • LAKOTA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,781; Location: 204 3RD ST; 5,090 books; 154 audio materials; 539 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lakota: Lakota (A), Lakota Ambulance Service (B), Lakota Volunteer Fire Department (C), Lakota Public Library (D), Lakota City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lakota include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Community Chapel (B), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.0%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lakota, IA

Lakota compared to Iowa state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Lakota (2011 data):

  • Farmers Trust and Savings Bank: Lakota Branch at 201 Third Street, branch established on 1935/07/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $183.0 mil, Deposits: $140.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo Center, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Koss-Winn Bancshares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan With 401(K) Provisions

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (44%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Lakota city (based on Kossuth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.31%
Here82.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents41.7%17.8%13.8%12.9%5.0%
Congregations16.7%16.7%21.4%9.5%11.9%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.4%0.9%3.0%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Kossuth County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Kossuth County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

12.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kossuth County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Kossuth County:

26.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$612
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$437
Water Supply 0$0 1$710
Other and Unallocable 0$0 6$1,400
Totals for Government 0$0 9$3,159


4.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, IA  0.21% ($23,538 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.19% ($28,083)
from Emmet County, IA  0.17% ($30,909)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.56% ($28,306 average AGI)
to Story County, IA  0.31% ($28,600)
to Humboldt County, IA  0.26% ($30,647)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lakota:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KBEW (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLUE EARTH, MN)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lakota:

  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KBEW-FM (98.1 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: KBEW, INC.)
  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lakota:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lakota)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • County Maintenance Garage (Lat: 43.385250 Lon: -94.101361), Call Sign: WBG52
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.135 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/21/2004, Expiration Date: 02/28/2015, Cancellation Date: 12/12/2012
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc, 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:
  • Jct 169 & 9 2 Mi E 3.5 Mi S (Lat: 43.333583 Lon: -94.050222), Call Sign: KNHR258
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/2003, Expiration Date: 12/09/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/12/2003
    Registrant: Ibp, 2210 W Oaklawn Dr, Springdale, AR 72765, Phone: (479) 290-1450, Fax: (479) 290-7940, Email:
  • Lat: 43.340333 Lon: -94.069389, Call Sign: WQGF335
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/29/2006, Expiration Date: 12/29/2016, Certifier: Mickey Berg
    Registrant: Electronic Specialties, Inc., 2103 Highway 169 North, Algona, IA 50511, Phone: (515) 295-7752, Fax: (515) 295-7238, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LAKOTA, 2.8 Mi Ssw (Lat: 43.332778 Lon: -94.116111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WMS953
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6745.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0VTO, Licensee ID: L01110510
    Grant Date: 01/25/2006, Expiration Date: 01/25/2016, Certifier: Gregory M Ervin
    Registrant: Gregory M Ervin, 2105 Highway 9, Lakota, IA 50451-7074

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3954J , Serial Number: 15065254, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/15/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dennis R Schutjer, 4102 220th Ave, Lakota, IA 50451, Other Owners: Richard F Buffington
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8766L , Serial Number: 25-5251, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 06/19/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Rex W Larson, 1809 420th St, Lakota, IA 50451


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Lakota, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John973.9 years
William980.4 years
Mary875.8 years
George680.0 years
Fred677.5 years
Lena683.1 years
Robert570.6 years
Henry475.8 years
Albert472.5 years
Elmer481.0 years
Most common last names in Lakota, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Christ1081.3 years
Koppen868.1 years
Johnson768.1 years
Smith685.7 years
Rippentrop574.6 years
Farrow575.4 years
Patterson577.0 years
Baumann575.2 years
Meyer580.8 years
Wirtjes486.2 years

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  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Religious workers"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
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  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
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