Twin Lakes, Iowa

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Population in 2010: 334.
Males: 162  (48.6%)
Females: 172  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  61.6 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years
Estimated median household income in 2015: $46,233
Twin Lakes:

$46,233
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $27,167

Twin Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $80,164
Twin Lakes:

$80,164
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $403,799; Detached houses: $407,193
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  • Races in Twin Lakes, IA (2010)

    Twin Lakes races chart
    • 33399.7%White alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Twin Lakes: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.5%), Norwegian (20.1%), Irish (15.5%), Swedish (10.3%), English (9.8%), Danish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

For population 25 years and over in Twin Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.6%

For population 15 years and over in Twin Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 5.5%
  • Now married: 77.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $4,644 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,831 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (60.0 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (110.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (359.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Jolley, IA (2.1 miles) , Pomeroy, IA (2.3 miles ), Rockwell City, IA (2.4 miles ), Manson, IA (2.4 miles ), Knierim, IA (3.0 miles) , Palmer, IA (3.2 miles ), Rinard, IA (3.5 miles) , Lytton, IA (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 94.63 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 712

Twin Lakes household income distribution Twin Lakes home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (30%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (48%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Legal occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

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

Tornado activity:

Twin Lakes-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Twin Lakes place center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 10.4 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Twin Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% 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 231.4 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 268.6 miles away from Twin Lakes 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 218.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 451.0 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 235.8 miles away from Twin Lakes center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 148.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calhoun County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Twin Lakes:

  • POMEROY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; POMEROY, IA)
  • SUNNY KNOLL CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ROCKWELL CITY, IA)
  • CALHOUN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ROCKWELL CITY, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MANSON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MANSON, IA)
  • FONDA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FONDA, IA)
  • STEWART MEMORIAL HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)
  • STEWART MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; LAKE CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Twin Lakes:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 22 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 32 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 60 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 65 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 75 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 79 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 88 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

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Notable location: Twin Lakes Bible Camp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: South Twin Lake (A), North Twin Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Twin Lakes include: North Twin Lake Wildlife Management Area (1), South Twin Lake Wildlife Management Area (2), Twin Lakes State Park (3), Lake End County Park (4), Featherstone Memorial County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Calhoun County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 3.2%
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.8%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Twin Lakes CDP (based on Calhoun County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,08119
Evangelical Protestant1,62510
Catholic1,5685
Other3082
None1,088-
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
Calhoun County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Calhoun County:

7.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Calhoun County:

29.1%
Iowa:

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

12.6%
State:

14.5%

5.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
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 Webster County, IA  1.28% ($48,765 average AGI)
from Sac County, IA  0.33% ($18,385)
from Carroll County, IA  0.30% ($25,500)


6.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.02%
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 Webster County, IA  1.17% ($34,979 average AGI)
to Sac County, IA  0.42% ($40,647)
to Pocahontas County, IA  0.37% ($54,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Twin Lakes:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Twin Lakes:

  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Twin Lakes:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Twin Lakes 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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