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Population in 2012: 10,775 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.9%
 

Males: 5,404  (50.2%)
Females: 5,371  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  30.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50588.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,056 (it was $35,270 in 2000)
Storm Lake:

$45,056
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,350

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $101,348 (it was $70,300 in 2000)
Storm Lake:

$101,348
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $104,344; Detached houses: $107,643; Townhouses or other attached units: $145,760; In 2-unit structures: $99,874; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,287; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $87,208; Mobile homes: $14,982

Median gross rent in 2012: $561.

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  • White alone - 5,089 (48.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3,911 (37.1%)
  • Asian alone - 935 (8.9%)
  • Black alone - 445 (4.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 93 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 57 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Storm Lake: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.3%), Irish (7.3%), English (6.0%), Swedish (3.3%), United States (2.9%), Danish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/28/1873

Elevation: 1434 feet

Land area: 4.00 square miles.

Population density: 2,696 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Storm Lake:

  • High school or higher: 65.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Storm Lake city:

  • Never married: 36.0%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

2,978 residents are foreign born (6.3% Asia).

This city:  28.3%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Storm Lake, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Storm Lake to the number of sex offenders is 567 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,304 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,592 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (61.6 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (104.4 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (389.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lakeside, IA (1.5 miles ), Alta, IA (2.4 miles ), Truesdale, IA (2.4 miles) , Newell, IA (3.2 miles ), Nemaha, IA (3.3 miles) , Schaller, IA (3.3 miles ), Rembrandt, IA (3.6 miles ), Aurelia, IA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $299,300
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $123,700
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $184,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $299,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.64 N, Longitude: 95.20 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,126 (+29.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,012 (89.2%)

Area code: 712

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Crime rates in Storm Lake by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 10000000000
per 100,000 9.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 55842622142
per 100,000 49.749.479.140.020.060.920.721.010.437.518.7
Robberies 13422401210
per 100,000 9.929.739.620.020.040.60.010.520.99.40.0
Assaults 1324181328324130425846
per 100,000 129.2237.3178.1129.9279.4324.7424.3314.4438.3544.3429.3
Burglaries 59596540641129262874757
per 100,000 586.2583.5643.0399.7638.71136.5952.0649.8908.0441.1532.0
Thefts 189307296254251298282236181170182
per 100,000 1877.83036.02928.12538.02504.73023.82918.02473.31889.01595.31698.6
Auto thefts 11221220981668211
per 100,000 109.3217.6118.7199.889.881.2165.662.983.518.8102.7
Arson 22434478892
per 100,000 19.919.839.630.039.940.672.483.883.584.518.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.7) 213.7276.1282.9209.8230.3333.4298.5232.6248.5238.3214.5

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Iowa average:

1.72

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Storm Lake, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,122 (+12.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food processing workers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Storm Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 164% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the Storm Lake city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 tornado 20.9 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Janet Dailey - Romantic fiction writer, Steve King - (born 1949), Edmund B. Gregory - General, Eric Wordekemper - Baseball pitcher, Winton Hoch - Cinematographer, George B. French - Actor, Joe Decker - Baseball player.

Main business address for: META FINANCIAL GROUP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Storm Lake:

  • RENAL CENTER OF STORM LAKE, LLC (Dialysis Facility, 1426 N LAKE AVE)
  • BUENA VISTA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1709 EAST RICHLAND STREET)
  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 1305 WEST MILWAUKEE AVENUE)
  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1525 WEST 5TH STREET)
  • FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY (Hospital, 1815 WEST MILWAUKEE STREET)
  • METHODIST MANOR RETIREMENT COM (Nursing Home, 1206 WEST FOURTH STREET)
  • NORTH LAKE MANOR (Nursing Home, 1325 NORTH LAKE AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Storm Lake, IA

Airports located in Storm Lake:


Local government website: www.stormlake.org/city/pages/index.htm

Colleges/Universities in Storm Lake:

  • Buena Vista University (Full-time enrollment: 2,241; Location: 610 W 4th St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bvu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Faust Institute of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 24; Location: 1290 N. Lake Avenue; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Storm Lake:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 53 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 60 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • University of South Dakota (about 89 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Iowa State University (about 91 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Wayne State College (about 97 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 100 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 101 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)

Public high schools in Storm Lake:

Private high school in Storm Lake:

  • ST MARYS SCHOOLS (Students: 308; Location: 312 SENECA ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Storm Lake:

Private elementary/middle school in Storm Lake:

  • CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 37; Location: 402 LAKE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Storm Lake, School District: STORM LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Storm Lake:

  • STORM LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $282,208; Location: 609 CAYUGA ST; 44,140 books; 2,106 audio materials; 1,915 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 83 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Storm Lake: Storm Lake Golf Course (A), Storm Lake (B), Peavey Company Elevator (C), Dixon-Eilers Hall (D), Information Technology Center (E), Ballou Library Building (F), Harold Walter Siebens School of Business (G), Edson Hall (H), Pierce Hall (I), White Hall (J), Smith Hall (K), Swope Hall (L), Estelle Siebens Science Center (M), Lage Communication Center (N), Siebens Fieldhouse (O), Finkbine Natatorium (P), Constitution Hall (Q), Briscoe Honor Hall (R), Heritage Hall (S), Storm Lake City Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Storm Lake include: First Baptist Church (A), Lakeside Presbyterian Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall (E), Grace Lutheran Church (F), Saint Mark Lutheran Church (G), Church of Christ (H), Saint John Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Storm Lake Municipal Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Storm Lake include: Chautauqua Park (1), Circle Park (2), Sunset Park (3), Living Heritage Tree Museum (4), Dedication to Pioneers Historical Marker (5), Frank Starr Park (6), Scout Park (7), Radio Park (8), Emerald Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Historical Museum-Buena Vista County (214 West 5th Street), Harker House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 328 Lake Avenue).

Hotels: Storm Lake Super 8 Motel (101 W. Milwaukee Ave Jct 7 & 71 On W. Milwaukee Ave), Lighthouse Inn (1601 East Lakeshore Drive), 3 & 71 Crossroads Motel (Hwys 3 & 71), Budget Host Vista Inn (1504 Lake Avenue), Amerihost Inn Storm Lake (1726 Lake Ave), Budget Inn (1504 Lake Avenue), Sail Inn (1015 East Lakeshore Drive), Budget Inn Motel (1504 Lake Avenue).

Court: Storm Lake Iowa - Buena Vista County Court House (5th Erie).

 
Buena Vista 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 Storm Lake and their reported violations in the past:

ALBERT CITY MUNI WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 713, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1999 and AUG-23-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2000), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2000), St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2001)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
BEL AIR BETTERMENT CORPORATION (Address: 106 MALLARD , Population served: 98, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
HILLTOP VILLAGE MHP, INC. (Population served: 94, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-30-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-29-1999), St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-1999)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.4%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.9% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.3% for other race residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Storm Lake, IA

People in group quarters in Storm Lake in 2010:

  • 730 people in college/university student housing
  • 104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Storm Lake in 2000:

  • 942 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 192 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Storm Lake compared to Iowa state average:

Storm Lake, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Storm Lake (2011 data):

  • The Citizens First National Bank of Storm Lake: North Branch, East Branch, The Citizens First National Bank Of. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $198.9 mil, Deposits: $175.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Fnc., Inc.
  • Security Trust & Savings Bank: at 601 Lake Street, branch established on 1908/01/01; Auto Branch at 300 West 5th Street, branch established on 1961/03/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $154.8 mil, Deposits: $133.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Storm Lake Security Bancorporation
  • MetaBank: Metabank at 121 East Fifth St, branch established on 1954/01/01; S L Plaza Shopping Cneter Branch at 1413 North Lake Avenue, branch established on 1954/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,358.3 mil, Deposits: $1,225.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • Central Bank: Drive-In Branch at 1237 Lake Avenue, branch established on 1978/06/28; at 600 Lake Avenue, branch established on 1879/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $459.8 mil, Deposits: $392.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Financial Corp
  • Heritage Bank National Association: Storm Lake Branch at 210 East 5th Street, branch established on 2006/03/06. Info updated 2011/07/27: Bank assets: $463.2 mil, Deposits: $380.6 mil, headquarters in Spicer, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bancshares Group, Inc.
  • Northwest Bank: Storm Lake Branch at 730 Lake Avenue, branch established on 1994/03/18. 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.
  • United Bank of Iowa: Storm Lake Branch at 1270 Lake Avenue, branch established on 2007/05/15. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.

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

  • Super 8 Motel Storm Lake, 101 W Milwaukee Ave, Storm Lake, IA 50588 , Phone: (712) 732-3063, Fax: (712) 732-2409
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1726 Lake Ave, Storm Lake, IA 50588 , Phone: (712) 732-1000, Fax: (712) 732-3548
  • King's Pointe Resort, 1520 E Lakeshore, Storm Lake, IA 50588 , Phone: (712) 213-4500, Fax: (712) 213-4400
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Storm Lake, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Storm Lake travel time to work - commute


Storm Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Storm Lake city (based on Buena Vista County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.90%
Here66.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents23.1%19.5%18.4%15.8%9.1%
Congregations23.3%16.3%4.7%14.0%7.0%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of Christ The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%3.1%2.9%1.3%3.6%
Congregations7.0%9.3%4.7%2.3%11.6%
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: 5
Buena Vista County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Buena Vista County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buena Vista County:

28.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.4%
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
Financial Administration 4$10,973$32,9190$0
Other Government Administration 5$18,018$43,2436$983
Police Protection - Officers 17$64,771$45,7210$0
Police - Other 3$7,421$29,6846$2,641
Firefighters 2$7,472$44,83213$2,641
Streets and Highways 7$21,146$36,2500$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,670$32,0400$0
Sewerage 1$2,672$32,0640$0
Parks and Recreation 2$5,612$33,6726$4,233
Water Supply 3$8,340$33,3600$0
Local Libraries 3$7,612$30,4487$3,669
Other and Unallocable 4$17,714$53,1425$7,780
Totals for Government 52$174,421$40,25143$21,947

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $957,000 ($88.82)
    Water Utilities: $666,000 ($61.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $106,000 ($9.84)
    Air Transportation: $10,000 ($0.93)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,285,000 ($119.26)
    Police Protection: $1,277,000 ($118.52)
    Sewerage: $919,000 ($85.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $566,000 ($52.53)
    Regular Highways: $537,000 ($49.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $311,000 ($28.86)
    General Public Buildings: $307,000 ($28.49)
    Libraries: $218,000 ($20.23)
    Fire Protection: $212,000 ($19.68)
    Air Transportation: $145,000 ($13.46)
    General - Other: $142,000 ($13.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $54,000 ($5.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($1.67)
    Welfare - Other: $8,000 ($0.74)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000 ($7.80)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $242,000 ($22.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $374,000 ($34.71)
    Welfare - Other: $50,000 ($4.64)
    Fire Protection: $45,000 ($4.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($2.41)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($1.67)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.19)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.09)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,975,000 ($183.29)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $142,000 ($13.18)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,080,000 ($100.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $315,000 ($29.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000 ($24.41)
    All Other: $35,000 ($3.25)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.19)
    Housing & Community Development: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $50,000 ($4.64)
    Highways: $44,000 ($4.08)
    All Other: $6,000 ($0.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $73,000 ($6.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $409,000 ($37.96)
    General Revenue, NEC: $136,000 ($12.62)
    Special Assessments: $21,000 ($1.95)
    Rents: $15,000 ($1.39)
    Property Sale Other: $4,000 ($0.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,504,000 ($139.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $963,000 ($89.37)
    Highways: $807,000 ($74.90)
    General Support: $219,000 ($20.32)
  • Tax - Property: $2,100,000 ($194.90)
    Total General Sales: $760,000 ($70.53)
    Public Utilities: $128,000 ($11.88)
    NEC: $124,000 ($11.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($0.56)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,629,000 ($151.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $573,000 ($53.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $785,000 ($72.85)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $271,000 ($25.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,615,000 ($799.54)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $268,000 ($24.87)

6.18% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Cherokee County, IA  0.32% ($26,957 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.31% ($22,545)
from Sac County, IA  0.29% ($29,762)


8.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,115 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
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  0.63% ($25,935 average AGI)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.38% ($25,786)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.37% ($37,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Storm Lake:

  • KAYL (990 AM; 0 kW; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Storm Lake:

  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K242AM (96.3 FM; NEWELL, IA; Owner: GOOD NEWS NETWORK, INC.)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Storm Lake:

  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Storm Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Storm Lake)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Storm Lake, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (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: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (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 Storm Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Storm Lake)

Businesses in Storm Lake, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Baymont Inn1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike1
Dairy Queen1Payless1
Domino's Pizza2Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Sears1
GameStop1Subway1
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4
Browse common businesses in Storm Lake, IA


Storm Lake on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
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