Spirit Lake, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 4,952 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.2%
 
Males: 2,414  (48.8%)
Females: 2,538  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51360.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,616 (it was $36,224 in 2000)
Spirit Lake:

$56,616
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,052 (it was $18,661 in 2000)

Spirit Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $140,989 (it was $90,400 in 2000)
Spirit Lake:

$140,989
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $558.

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  • Races in Spirit Lake, IA (2010)

    Spirit Lake races chart
    • 4,67496.6%White alone
    • 631.3%Hispanic
    • 481.0%Two or more races
    • 290.6%Asian alone
    • 120.2%Black alone
    • 80.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Spirit Lake: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (31.1%), Irish (10.9%), Norwegian (9.5%), Dutch (7.0%), English (6.3%), Swedish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/14/1878

Elevation: 1470 feet

Land area: 3.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,488 people per square mile   (low).

Spirit Lake,IA real estate house value index trend

Spirit Lake, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Spirit Lake:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Spirit Lake city:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 62.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

26 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Spirit Lake, Iowa as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Spirit Lake to the number of sex offenders is 704 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,789 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,338 (1.3%)

Spirit Lake satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.42 N, Longitude: 95.10 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,227 (+45.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,776 (67.9%)

Area code: 712

Spirit Lake household income distribution Spirit Lake home values distribution

Crime rates in Spirit Lake by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 22012000001
per 100,000 45.744.80.021.741.80.00.00.00.00.020.2
Robberies 00000001200
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.021.441.10.00.0
Assaults 94512412128
per 100,000 205.589.7110.821.741.885.221.142.820.640.6161.5
Burglaries 2922231525381016441494
per 100,000 662.3493.3509.9325.1522.7809.4210.9342.5904.4284.21,897.1
Thefts 1091131148816614610310813798101
per 100,000 2,489.22,533.62,527.21,907.23,470.63,109.72,172.12,311.62,816.01,989.42,038.3
Auto thefts 53220201015
per 100,000 114.267.344.343.30.042.60.021.40.020.3100.9
Arson 00010010001
per 100,000 0.00.00.021.70.00.021.10.00.00.020.2
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 288.4) 207.5173.9144.9110.7193.7179.794.4118.7171.597.4241.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Spirit Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +367 (+9.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

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 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 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 the city 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 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 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 (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).
Spirit Lake topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Spirit Lake:

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

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

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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).

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 14.5 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 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.3%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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

Spirit Lake, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

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

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

  • Village West Resort And Hotel, 20785 170th St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 , Phone: (712) 337-3223, Fax: (712) 337-0352
  • Ramada LTD, 2704 17TH St, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 , Phone: (712) 336-3984
  • Super 8, 2203 Cir Dr W, Spirit Lake, IA 51360 , Phone: (712) 336-4901, Fax: (712) 336-5036
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Spirit Lake 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
Other Government Administration 3$15,879$63,5167$3,797
Police Protection - Officers 9$40,155$53,5400$0
Police - Other 1$3,188$38,2560$0
Streets and Highways 6$25,771$51,5420$0
Solid Waste Management 4$10,300$30,9000$0
Sewerage 1$3,188$38,2560$0
Parks and Recreation 3$8,466$33,8640$0
Water Supply 8$27,961$41,9420$0
Local Libraries 2$6,438$38,6286$4,911
Other and Unallocable 1$3,011$36,1320$0
Totals for Government 38$144,357$45,58613$8,708

Spirit Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,995,000 ($604.81)
    Water Utilities: $601,000 ($121.37)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,366,000 ($275.85)
    Police Protection: $713,000 ($143.98)
    Regular Highways: $677,000 ($136.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $639,000 ($129.04)
    General - Other: $386,000 ($77.95)
    Libraries: $255,000 ($51.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $239,000 ($48.26)
    Central Staff Services: $167,000 ($33.72)
    Sewerage: $101,000 ($20.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $74,000 ($14.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $66,000 ($13.33)
    Financial Administration: $64,000 ($12.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $60,000 ($12.12)
    General Public Buildings: $21,000 ($4.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $842,000 ($170.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $317,000 ($64.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $169,000 ($34.13)
    General - Other: $122,000 ($24.64)
    Regular Highways: $121,000 ($24.43)
    Water Utilities: $53,000 ($10.70)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($4.04)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($1.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,701,000 ($343.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $105,000 ($21.20)

Spirit Lake government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $844,000 ($170.44)
    Sewerage: $206,000 ($41.60)
    All Other: $16,000 ($3.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $82,000 ($16.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $275,000 ($55.53)
    General Revenue, NEC: $176,000 ($35.54)
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000 ($6.46)
    Special Assessments: $8,000 ($1.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,266,000 ($255.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $358,000 ($72.29)
    All Other: $14,000 ($2.83)
  • Tax - Property: $3,289,000 ($664.18)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $660,000 ($133.28)
    Other License: $132,000 ($26.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $84,000 ($16.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $81,000 ($16.36)

Spirit Lake government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,465,000 ($4132.67)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,766,000 ($3183.76)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,001,000 ($1211.83)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,030,000 ($409.94)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,975,000 ($398.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,302,000 ($262.92)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $55,000 ($11.11)

Spirit Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $293,000 ($59.17)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,349,000 ($272.42)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,230,000 ($854.20)

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 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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Spirit Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Spirit Lake)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Spirit Lake, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 26 (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: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Spirit Lake

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Spirit Lake, IA
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

Spirit Lake on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #33 (51360) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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