Spirit Lake, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 5,096 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.6%
 
Males: 2,359  (46.3%)
Females: 2,737  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

47.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51360.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,755 (it was $36,224 in 2000)
Spirit Lake:

$53,755
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,276 (it was $18,661 in 2000)

Spirit Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $164,173 (it was $90,400 in 2000)
Spirit Lake:

$164,173
IA:

$149,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $672.

March 2019 cost of living index in Spirit Lake: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.4%
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  • Races in Spirit Lake, IA (2017)
    • 4,75194.0%White alone
    • 1142.3%Hispanic
    • 911.8%Two or more races
    • 260.5%Asian alone
    • 140.3%Black alone
    • 150.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Spirit Lake, Iowa as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Spirit Lake is 458 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Spirit Lake by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
2
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.2)
2
(40.2)
1
(20.1)
4
(79.2)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.4)
2
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(110.8)
1
(21.7)
2
(41.8)
4
(85.2)
1
(21.1)
2
(42.8)
1
(20.6)
2
(40.6)
8
(161.5)
4
(80.4)
16
(322.2)
13
(257.5)
20
(390.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(509.9)
15
(325.1)
25
(522.7)
38
(809.4)
10
(210.9)
16
(342.5)
44
(904.4)
14
(284.2)
94
(1,897)
21
(422.2)
35
(704.8)
30
(594.2)
15
(292.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
114
(2,527)
88
(1,907)
166
(3,471)
146
(3,110)
103
(2,172)
108
(2,312)
137
(2,816)
98
(1,989)
101
(2,038)
80
(1,608)
101
(2,034)
120
(2,377)
84
(1,639)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(44.3)
2
(43.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(42.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
5
(100.9)
4
(80.4)
4
(80.5)
2
(39.6)
6
(117.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.2)
1
(20.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)162.5124.2217.2201.5105.9133.1192.4109.2270.8148.6217.7266.6173.5

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City-data.com crime index in Spirit Lake, IA

Crime rate in Spirit Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (40.7%), Norwegian (10.5%), American (9.2%), English (4.3%), Dutch (4.2%), Irish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/14/1878

Elevation: 1470 feet

Land area: 3.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,531 people per square mile   (low).

Spirit Lake, Iowa map

15 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,082 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,646 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (82.1 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (140.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (393.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Orleans, IA (1.2 miles ),
Okoboji, IA (1.7 miles ),
Arnolds Park, IA (2.0 miles ),
Wahpeton, IA (2.2 miles ),
West Okoboji, IA (2.4 miles ),
Milford, IA (2.7 miles ),
Superior, IA (2.8 miles),
Terril, IA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 43.42 N, Longitude: 95.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,771 (+54.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,983 (71.5%)

Area code: 712

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2002: 46 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2003: 51 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2006: 55 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $164,700
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $557,100
  • 2016: 25 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2017: 34 buildings, average cost: $194,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Spirit Lake, IA residents
Average permit cost in Spirit Lake, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Spirit Lake, IA
Historical housing units in Spirit Lake, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +367 (+9.4%).
Most common industries in Spirit Lake, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.1%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.3%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Social assistance (8.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Spirit Lake, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Spirit Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Spirit Lake city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1971, a category F3 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Spirit Lake-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 162.1 miles away from Spirit 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 221.7 miles away from Spirit 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 196.8 miles away from Spirit Lake center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 166.3 miles away from Spirit Lake 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 170.6 miles away from Spirit Lake center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 138.5 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Spirit Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Spirit Lake:

  • LAKES HOSPICE LLC (1370 LAKE STREET)
  • LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 2301 HIGHWAY 71)
  • HILLTOP CARE CENTER (1912 ZENITH AVENUE)
  • WARNER DIALYSIS CENTER (3150 18TH ST)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - HOME CARE (1710 LINCOLN AVENUE, SUITE A)

Heliports located in Spirit Lake:

College/University in Spirit Lake:

  • Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake (Full-time enrollment: 32; Location: 1543 18th Street; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.faustinstitute.com)

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

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 14 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 55 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • South Central College (about 75 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 75 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 79 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 80 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 85 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)

Public high school in Spirit Lake:

Public elementary/middle schools in Spirit Lake:

See full list of schools located in Spirit Lake

Library in Spirit Lake:

  • SPIRIT LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $210,015; Location: 702 16TH ST; 24,081 books; 2,070 audio materials; 1,022 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 127 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Colleges in Spirit Lake: Iowa Lakes Community College
  • Minneapolis, is the closest city with a population over 1000000. added by S. Shea

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Spirit Lake: Cenla Campgrounds (A), Spirit Lake (B), Center Lake Plaza (C), Dickinson County Fairgrounds (D), Farmers Co-op Association Elevator (E), Spirit Lake First Responders (F), Spirit Lake Community Fire Department (G), Dickinson County Museum (H), Spirit Lake Public Library (I), Spirit Lake Police Department (J), Dickinson County Sheriffs Office (K), Dickinson County Courthouse (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Great Lakes Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Spirit Lake include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Christian Family Worship Center (B), Evangelical Free Church (C), Spirit Lake United Methodist Church (D), New Testament Baptist Church (E), Grace Lutheran Church (F), Saint Marys Catholic Church (G), Spirit Lake Baptist Church (H), Saint Albans Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lake View Cemetery (1), Lakeland Memory Gardens Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Spirit Lake include: Memorial Park (1), Gilbert Park (2), Little League Park (3), J Jahn Park (4), Stockade Protection from Indians Historical Marker (5), First White Girl Born in Dickinson County Historical Marker (6), Orleans State Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Lakes Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 25111 Highway 9/71).

Hotels: Okoboji Suites (2323 165th Street), Oaks Motel (Hwys 71 & 9 East), Spirit Lake Super 8 Motel (2203 Circle Dr W), Northland Inn (JCT 9 & 86 Hwys), Shamrock Inn (Highway 9 & 71), Super 8 Spirit Lake/Okoboji IA (2203 Circle Drive West), Ramada Limited Lake Okoboji (2704 17th St).

Courts: Dickinson County - District Court (Court House), Dickinson County - District Associate Court Misdemeanors Traffic (Court House), Dickinson County - Clerk Of District Court (Court House Spirit L).

Birthplace of: Berkley Bedell - Congressman, Margaret Hance - Politician.

Dickinson 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 Spirit Lake and their reported violations in the past:

OKOBOJI VIEW GOLF COURSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-29-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Spirit Lake in 2010:

  • 97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
137 people in nursing homes in 2000
9 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Spirit Lake (2011 data):

  • Liberty Bank, F.S.B.: Lake Branch at 802 Lake Street, branch established on 2007/11/01; Highway 71 Branch at 3307 Highway 71, branch established on 2007/11/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $934.1 mil, Deposits: $843.6 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices
  • Bank Midwest: at 1525 18th Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $678.7 mil, Deposits: $567.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Goodenow Bancorporation
  • Northwest Bank: Spirit Lake Branch at 1109 18th Street, branch established on 1945/01/01. 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.
  • The State Bank: at 1902 Hill Avenue, branch established on 1928/10/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $62.0 mil, Deposits: $54.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: State Banco. Ltd.,
  • Central Bank: Spirit Lake Branch at 1400 18th Street, branch established on 1935/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $459.8 mil, Deposits: $392.7 mil, headquarters in Storm Lake, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Financial Corp

For population 15 years and over in Spirit Lake:

Marital status in Spirit Lake, IA
  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Spirit Lake:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Spirit Lake
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Spirit Lake, IA (based on Dickinson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Dickinson County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

23.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dickinson County:

27.2%
Iowa:

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

14.7%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Spirit Lake:

45.3%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Spirit Lake:

19.9%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Spirit Lake:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Spirit Lake:

36.1%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.0%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Spirit Lake:

76.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Spirit Lake, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 9$51,449$68,5990$0
Water Supply 6$24,709$49,4180$0
Solid Waste Management 4$11,300$33,9000$0
Streets and Highways 4$20,814$62,4420$0
Financial Administration 4$20,015$60,0451$1,160
Parks and Recreation 3$9,544$38,1760$0
Local Libraries 2$7,205$43,2306$4,378
Other Government Administration 1$4,364$52,3680$0
Police - Other 1$3,499$41,9880$0
Sewerage 1$3,499$41,9880$0
Totals for Government 35$156,398$53,6227$5,538

Spirit Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,299,000 ($451.14)
    Water Utilities: $121,000 ($23.74)
    Regular Highways: $75,000 ($14.72)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($4.32)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,337,000 ($262.36)
    Police Protection: $938,000 ($184.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $811,000 ($159.14)
    Regular Highways: $623,000 ($122.25)
    General - Other: $412,000 ($80.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $349,000 ($68.49)
    Libraries: $276,000 ($54.16)
    Financial Administration: $180,000 ($35.32)
    Sewerage: $122,000 ($23.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000 ($19.82)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $61,000 ($11.97)
    Public Welfare - Other: $36,000 ($7.06)
    Central Staff Services: $36,000 ($7.06)
    General Public Buildings: $24,000 ($4.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($3.92)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($1.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,419,000 ($474.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($3.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,928,000 ($378.34)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $103,000 ($20.21)

Spirit Lake government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $901,000 ($176.81)
    Sewerage: $314,000 ($61.62)
    Other: $26,000 ($5.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000 ($16.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $301,000 ($59.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $63,000 ($12.36)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($3.92)
    Rents: $8,000 ($1.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,942,000 ($381.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $464,000 ($91.05)
    Other: $5,000 ($0.98)
  • Tax - Property: $4,372,000 ($857.93)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $928,000 ($182.10)
    Public Utilities Sales: $104,000 ($20.41)
    Other Selective Sales: $94,000 ($18.45)
    Other License: $47,000 ($9.22)

Spirit Lake government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,058,000 ($6487.05)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,419,000 ($6361.66)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,799,000 ($3100.27)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,160,000 ($2974.88)

Spirit Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,306,000 ($1041.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $178,000 ($34.93)

6.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
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 Clay County, IA  0.78% ($49,983 average AGI)
to Emmet County, IA  0.41% ($28,194)
to Polk County, IA  0.32% ($64,167)
Businesses in Spirit Lake, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Ramada1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 82
FedEx3Toyota1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA2
Long John Silver's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Spirit Lake:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • 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)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Spirit Lake:

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

TV broadcast stations around Spirit Lake:

  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Spirit Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Spirit Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.4mTotal length
  • 23,570Total average daily traffic
  • 1,480Total average daily truck traffic
  • 23,570Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spirit Lake)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Spirit Lake, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Spirit Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Spirit Lake)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of fire incidents - 32 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Spirit Lake, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.7%), and Outside Fires (35.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Spirit Lake, IA
    • 12146.7%Structure Fires
    • 9135.1%Outside Fires
    • 4216.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spirit Lake, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Spirit Lake, Iowa:

  • Village West Resort And Hotel, 20785 170th St, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360 , Phone: (712) 337-3223, Fax: (712) 337-0352
  • Super 8, 2203 Cir Dr W, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360 , Phone: (712) 336-4901, Fax: (712) 336-5036
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Spirit Lake, Iowa
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Spirit Lake, IA
  • 81.5%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Electricity
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Spirit Lake, IA
  • 50.8%Utility gas
  • 49.2%Electricity


Spirit Lake compared to Iowa state average:

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