Okoboji, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 818 (72% urban, 28% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 399  (48.8%)
Females: 419  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  57.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51355.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,603 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Okoboji:

$55,603
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $52,071 (it was $29,297 in 2000)

Okoboji city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $291,370 (it was $114,500 in 2000)
Okoboji:

$291,370
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $422,563; Detached houses: $545,540; Townhouses or other attached units: $273,931; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $254,020; Mobile homes: $20,964

Median gross rent in 2013: $734.

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  • Races in Okoboji, IA (2010)

    Okoboji races chart
    • 78096.7%White alone
    • 212.6%Hispanic
    • 40.5%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Okoboji: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.5%), English (15.9%), Irish (14.9%), Swedish (4.4%), Norwegian (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/28/1922

Elevation: 1451 feet

Land area: 1.78 square miles.

Population density: 459 people per square mile   (low).

Okoboji,IA real estate house value index trend

Okoboji, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Okoboji:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Okoboji city:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

13 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,333 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,707 (0.9%)

Okoboji satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (80.7 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (143.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Arnolds Park, IA (1.3 miles ), Wahpeton, IA (1.5 miles ), West Okoboji, IA (1.7 miles ), Spirit Lake, IA (1.7 miles ), Orleans, IA (2.1 miles ), Milford, IA (2.1 miles ), Terril, IA (3.2 miles ), Fostoria, IA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $280,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $301,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $277,100
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $319,900
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $293,800
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $360,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $280,100
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $550,000
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $381,400
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $535,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $350,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.39 N, Longitude: 95.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Okoboji household income distribution Okoboji home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+6.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Okoboji, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Okoboji-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Okoboji city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.6 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Okoboji-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 164.0 miles away from the 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 220.7 miles away from Okoboji 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 194.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 168.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 169.4 miles away from Okoboji center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dickinson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Okoboji topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Okoboji:

  • WARNER DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • HILLTOP CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • LAKES HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • MILFORD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MILFORD, IA)
  • LAKE PARK CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LAKE PARK, IA)

Airports located in Okoboji:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Okoboji:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 16 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 52 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • South Central College (about 77 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 78 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 79 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 81 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 84 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)

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Notable locations in Okoboji: Brooks Country Club (A), The Inn Golf Course (B), Arnolds Park - Okoboji Fire and Rescue (C), Okoboji Police Department (D), Higgins Museum (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Okoboji include: Hattie Elston Area (1), Granger Cabin Historical Marker (2), Speier Park (3), Ranch Amusement Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Dixon Beach (A), Brooks Beach (B), Des Moines Beach (C), Fairoaks Beach (D), Omaha Beach (E), Fairoak Beach (F), Omaha Beach (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Lakes Art Center (Museums; 2201 Highway 71 North).

Hotels: AmericInn Okoboji (1005 Brooks Park Drive), Motel Country Club (Highway 71 & Airport), Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center (1405 Highway 71 South).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 49.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 8.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Okoboji and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 25, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-04-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-1988, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-1989), St Civil Case referred to AG (AUG-15-1989), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-21-1989)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.6%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
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: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Okoboji compared to Iowa state average:

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

Banks with branches in Okoboji (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank: Okoboji Branch at Highway 71 North, branch established on 1982/09/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $188.4 mil, Deposits: $158.7 mil, headquarters in Milford, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Milford Bancorporation
  • Bank Midwest: Okoboji Branch at 1102 Sanborn Avenue, branch established on 1927/06/27. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $678.7 mil, Deposits: $567.5 mil, headquarters in Spirit Lake, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Goodenow Bancorporation
  • Northwest Bank: Okoboji Branch at 1807 Highway 71 North, branch established on 2005/05/25. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $863.8 mil, Deposits: $728.0 mil, headquarters in Spencer, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Financial Corp.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Okoboji, Iowa:

  • Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 1405 Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355 , Phone: (712) 332-2161, Fax: (712) 332-7727
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 1005 Brks Park Dr, Okoboji, IA 51355 , Phone: (712) 332-9000, Fax: (712) 332-9724
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Okoboji, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.3

Okoboji travel time to work - commute Okoboji mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Okoboji city (based on Dickinson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,14213
Catholic4,3402
Evangelical Protestant2,02910
Other71
None4,149-
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
Dickinson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Dickinson County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

23.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dickinson County:

27.2%
Iowa:

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

14.7%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 5$21
Other Government Administration 3$8,661$34,6440$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$16,087$48,2612$850
Streets and Highways 2$5,999$35,9940$0
Water Supply 1$3,357$40,2840$0
Totals for Government 10$34,104$40,9257$871

Okoboji government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $481,000 ($588.02)
    General: $103,000 ($125.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $58,000 ($70.90)
    General Public Buildings: $55,000 ($67.24)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $205,000 ($250.61)
    General - Other: $191,000 ($233.50)
    Police Protection: $177,000 ($216.38)
    Regular Highways: $121,000 ($147.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($125.92)
    Financial Administration: $57,000 ($69.68)
    Fire Protection: $33,000 ($40.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000 ($35.45)
    General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($33.01)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($26.89)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($9.78)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($9.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($9.78)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($4.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($2.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $137,000 ($167.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $35,000 ($42.79)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($19.56)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($17.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $289,000 ($353.30)

Okoboji government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $117,000 ($143.03)
    All Other: $12,000 ($14.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $63,000 ($77.02)
    Interest Earnings: $47,000 ($57.46)
    Special Assessments: $46,000 ($56.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $210,000 ($256.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $66,000 ($80.68)
    General Support: $23,000 ($28.12)
    All Other: $11,000 ($13.45)
  • Tax - Property: $705,000 ($861.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $225,000 ($275.06)
    Total General Sales: $121,000 ($147.92)
    Public Utilities: $17,000 ($20.78)
    NEC: $6,000 ($7.33)

Okoboji government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,515,000 ($3074.57)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $850,000 ($1039.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,205,000 ($3918.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $160,000 ($195.60)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,309,000 ($1600.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $871,000 ($1064.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,000 ($14.67)

7.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
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 Clay County, IA  0.89% ($41,563 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.57% ($25,780)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.29% ($42,762)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Clay County, IA  0.80% ($41,544 average AGI)
to Emmet County, IA  0.36% ($30,615)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.31% ($28,591)

Strongest AM radio stations in Okoboji:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, 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.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Okoboji:

  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K249DL (97.7 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: LAKES AREA CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KJIA (88.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC)
  • K210CG (89.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KICD-FM (107.7 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K221DO (92.1 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Okoboji:

  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Okoboji fatal accident list:

Jun 11, 1988 03:30 AM, Lakeshore, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 3, 1975 02:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jim Tidmore, 3300 Lakeshore Drive (Lat: 43.388861 Lon: -95.146667), Type: 38.1, Overall height: 38.1 m
    Registrant: 2023711500, Mail@bennetlaw.Com, 10 G STREET, N.E. - 7TH FLOOR
  • Jim Tidmore, 3300 Lakeshore Drive (Lat: 43.388861 Lon: -95.146667), Type: 38.1, Overall height: 38.1 m
    Registrant: 2023711500, Mail@bennetlaw.Com, 10 G STREET, N.E. - 7TH FLOOR
  • Richard D Hofmann, Central Okoboji (Lat: 43.388750 Lon: -95.125222), Type: 33.0, Overall height: 31 m
    Registrant: 7128536121, Doug@terril.Com, 107 SOUTH STATE STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, Central Okoboji (Lat: 43.388750 Lon: -95.125222), Type: 33.0, Overall height: 31 m
    Registrant: 7128536121, Doug@terril.Com, 107 SOUTH STATE STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Hwy 71 2 Blks N Of City Limits (Lat: 43.378861 Lon: -95.065000), Call Sign: KNFE674
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (712) 262-2448
  • 3300 Lakeshore Drive (Lat: 43.388861 Lon: -95.146667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36 m, Overall height: 42 m, Call Sign: KAC362
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.220 MHz, 156.015 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/03/2004, Expiration Date: 02/02/2015
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St., North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:
  • Lat: 43.388556 Lon: -95.128361, Call Sign: WQCR514
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.312 MHz, 456.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2005, Expiration Date: 05/09/2015, Certifier: Brett Hetland
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239
  • Lat: 43.392139 Lon: -95.101750, Call Sign: WQPD222
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.835 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2012, Expiration Date: 04/11/2022, Certifier: Darren Anderson
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
  • 1400 Gordon Drive (Lat: 43.378056 Lon: -95.127222), Call Sign: WQRF474
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Julie Andres
    Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Lat: 43.333278 Lon: -95.150250, Structure height: 1.8 m, Call Sign: WPNJ696
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/1998, Expiration Date: 02/10/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003
    Registrant: City Of Okoboji, Us Hwy 71, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Okoboji, 3300 Lakeshore Dr (Lat: 43.388861 Lon: -95.146667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 38.1 m, Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WQEK926
    Assigned Frequencies: 943.862 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2006, Expiration Date: 02/24/2016, Certifier: Mike Ehret
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St., North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:
  • OKOBOJI, Lat: 43.379500 Lon: -95.163000, Call Sign: WQGC641
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.406 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/11/2006, Expiration Date: 12/11/2016, Certifier: Dennis Daly
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 1218 Morningside Dr (Lat: 43.384694 Lon: -95.127778), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WHV796, Licensee ID: L00005973
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2005, Expiration Date: 12/07/2015
    Registrant: Kraig D Vos, 2641 Park St, Sheldon, IA 51201, Phone: (712) 324-3656

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Okoboji)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 100HY , Serial Number: 2100
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 35, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4477S , Serial Number: E-699, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 05/19/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Maynard Dba Smith, Po Box 409, Okoboji, IA 51355, Other Owners: Mobile Homes Smith
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5755E , Serial Number: 17255, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 03/02/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Christopher W Wilken, Po Box 306, Okoboji, IA 51355, Other Owners: Lance A Wilken
  • Aircraft: BEECH E-90 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 10, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: U/A CANADA PT6A-27-28 (680 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 611R , Serial Number: LW-244, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 06/30/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Zim Air LLC, 5305 Lake Shore Dr, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Aircraft: SIX CHUTER SR7 XL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI-99 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 69WG , Serial Number: SR7XL-2384, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 09/14/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 674, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Aircraft: BEECH 95-B55 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-470-L (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 752CA , Serial Number: TC-1752, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 04/02/2008
    Registrant (Corporation): Camm Air, 3500 Lake Shore Dr, Okoboji, IA 51355
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-B33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8611M , Serial Number: CD-660, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Lakeland Aviation LLC, C/O Brian F Luepke / 1023 Brooks North Ln, Okoboji, IA 51355

Most common first names in Okoboji, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Ruth981.7 years
Margaret884.6 years
Richard869.0 years
Robert777.7 years
John679.5 years
Dorothy679.3 years
Helen682.2 years
William675.5 years
James577.4 years
Donald477.5 years
Most common last names in Okoboji, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson469.8 years
Allard375.0 years
Davenport380.7 years
Wilson394.0 years
Ledoux379.3 years
Moritz369.7 years
Olson375.0 years
Russell379.0 years
Smith387.3 years
Thompson387.7 years
Businesses in Okoboji, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's1
FedEx1UPS1

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