Lake Mills, Iowa

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Population in 2022: 2,128 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 953  (44.8%)
Females: 1,175  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

47.6 years
Iowa median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 50450.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $62,862 (it was $33,723 in 2000)
Lake Mills:

$62,862
IA:

$69,588

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $33,731 (it was $19,155 in 2000)

Lake Mills city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $132,662 (it was $74,100 in 2000)
Lake Mills:

$132,662
IA:

$194,600

Median gross rent in 2022: $620.

March 2022 cost of living index in Lake Mills: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 12.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.5% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Lake Mills, IA (2022)
    • 1,72287.3%White alone
    • 22311.3%Hispanic
    • 130.7%Two or more races
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Lake Mills, Iowa as of June 23, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lake Mills is 256 to 1.


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Ancestries: Norwegian (36.7%), German (21.3%), American (10.0%), English (3.1%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/7/1880

Elevation: 1279 feet

Land area: 2.60 square miles.

Population density: 817 people per square mile   (low).

Lake Mills, Iowa map

16 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Iowa:

5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,943 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,609 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (67.6 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (107.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (317.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Joice, IA (2.3 miles ),
Scarville, IA (2.4 miles),
Emmons, MN (2.5 miles ),
Leland, IA (2.8 miles ),
Twin Lakes, MN (3.4 miles),
Fertile, IA (3.5 miles ),
Forest City, IA (3.5 miles ),
Hanlontown, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.42 N, Longitude: 93.53 W

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Lake Mills, IA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Lake Mills, IA in 2022
Lake Mills satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 1 building, cost: $540,000
  • 2021: 1 building, cost: $700,000
  • 2020: 1 building, cost: $275,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $280,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $257,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $110,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lake Mills, IA residents
Average permit cost in Lake Mills, IA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.5%
Iowa:

2.7%
Most common industries in Lake Mills, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Machinery (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.5%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (16.4%)
  • Machinery (12.4%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.2%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Machinery (16.1%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.6%)
  • Paper (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Lake Mills, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (12.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.8%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (19.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)

Average climate in Lake Mills, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lake Mills, Iowa average temperatures Lake Mills, Iowa average precipitation Lake Mills, Iowa humidity Lake Mills, Iowa wind speed Lake Mills, Iowa snowfall Lake Mills, Iowa sunshine Lake Mills, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2008 was 1.21. This is significantly better than average.

City:

1.21
U.S.:

72.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.515

Tornado activity:

Lake Mills-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.9 miles away from the Lake Mills city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 11.7 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake Mills-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 115% greater 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 198.8 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 207.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 298.4 miles away from Lake Mills 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 452.6 miles away from Lake Mills center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 274.6 miles away from Lake Mills center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 516.1 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 Winnebago County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lake Mills topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lake Mills:

  • LAKE MILLS CARE CENTER (406 SOUTH TENTH AVENUE EAST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lake Mills:

  • WINNEBAGO COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; FOREST CITY, IA)

Airports located in Lake Mills:

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

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 28 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 33 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 56 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 59 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 66 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 67 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 70 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)

Public high school in Lake Mills:

Public elementary/middle schools in Lake Mills:

See full list of schools located in Lake Mills

Library in Lake Mills:

  • LAKE MILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $98,155; Location: 102 S LAKE ST; 23,365 books; 867 audio materials; 1,374 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lake Mills: Top of Iowa Cooperative Elevator (A), Lake Mills (B), Lake Mills Ambulance Service (C), Lake Mills Fire Department (D), Helgeson Truman Civic Center (E), Lake Mills Police Department (F), Lake Mills Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake Mills include: Salem Lutheran Church (A), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (B), Synod Lutheran Church (C), Grace Community Church (D), Asbury United Methodist Church (E), Victory Christian Fellowship (F), Sion Lutheran Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Cemetery (1), Sunnyside Cemetery (2), Synod Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lake Mills: Oakwood Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Lake Mills Motel (402 North Lake Street).

Birthplace of: Wallace Stegner - Historian, Gary G. Dahl - Politician, Selmer Jackson - Actor.

Winnebago 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 Lake Mills and their reported violations in the past:

WORD OF FAITH DOMINION CHURCH (Address: 42127 225TH AVE , Population served: 61, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-12-2010), St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-13-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-30-2010), St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-13-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-20-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-20-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
SORBO FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Address: 205 N HARRISON ST , Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-31-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-31-2006), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-05-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-15-2006), St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-31-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-25-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-25-2006), St Public Notif received (3 times from JUN-05-2006 to JUN-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2006), St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-31-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lake Mills that have no violations reported:

  • RICE LAKE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.5%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
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: 0.0% of all households
61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
85 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Lake Mills (2011 data):

  • Farmers Trust and Savings Bank: Lake Mills Branch at 105 North Lake Street, branch established on 1999/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $183.0 mil, Deposits: $140.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo Center, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Koss-Winn Bancshares, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan With 401(K) Provisions
  • Manufacturers Bank & Trust Company: 106 West Main Street Branch at 106 West Main Street, branch established on 1928/04/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $265.8 mil, Deposits: $214.2 mil, headquarters in Forest City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Mbt Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Lake Mills:

Marital status in Lake Mills, IA
  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Lake Mills:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Lake Mills
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lake Mills, IA (based on Winnebago County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,24714
Evangelical Protestant91715
Catholic8103
Other5-
None1,887-
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: 3
Winnebago County:

2.75 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.0%
Iowa:

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

17.1%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lake Mills:

55.1%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lake Mills:

53.9%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Lake Mills:

28.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lake Mills:

17.9%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lake Mills:

8.7%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lake Mills:

7.0
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.0%
Iowa:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

61.2%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Lake Mills:

78.5%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lake Mills, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$22,050$52,9200$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$27,238$65,3710$0
Electric Power 4$21,585$64,7550$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,544$57,2640$0
Sewerage 1$5,649$67,7880$0
Local Libraries 1$3,109$37,3083$1,913
Water Supply 1$5,111$61,3320$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,951$59,4120$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$407
Transit 0$0 3$1,893
Totals for Government 20$99,235$59,5417$4,214

Lake Mills government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $249,000 ($117.01)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,215,000 ($1040.88)
    Police Protection: $481,000 ($226.03)
    Water Utilities: $394,000 ($185.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $393,000 ($184.68)
    Sewerage: $286,000 ($134.40)
    Regular Highways: $256,000 ($120.30)
    General - Other: $181,000 ($85.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $170,000 ($79.89)
    Libraries: $138,000 ($64.85)
    Financial Administration: $81,000 ($38.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $57,000 ($26.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $50,000 ($23.50)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($5.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($5.17)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($2.82)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($2.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($2.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $201,000 ($94.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,271,000 ($597.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($4.70)

Lake Mills government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $635,000 ($298.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $173,000 ($81.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($32.42)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.41)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $53,000 ($24.91)
    Highways: $11,000 ($5.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $499,000 ($234.49)
    Interest Earnings: $239,000 ($112.31)
    Special Assessments: $22,000 ($10.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,000 ($2.82)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,860,000 ($1343.98)
    Water Utilities: $383,000 ($179.98)
    Transit Utilities: $7,000 ($3.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $261,000 ($122.65)
    General Local Government Support: $33,000 ($15.51)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.41)
  • Tax - Property: $1,383,000 ($649.91)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $198,000 ($93.05)
    Other License: $5,000 ($2.35)

Lake Mills government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $635,000 ($298.40)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $491,000 ($230.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $144,000 ($67.67)

Lake Mills government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,920,000 ($7481.20)

Businesses in Lake Mills, IA

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Lake Mills:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KATE (1450 AM; 1 kW; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lake Mills:

  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • K299AL (107.7 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: FREEBORN COUNTY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KZOW (91.9 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: WALDORF COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Lake Mills:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K54HA (Channel 54; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
Lake Mills fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Lake Mills fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.6mTotal length
  • 2,900Total average daily traffic
  • 491Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,900Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lake Mills)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 222 482nd St (Lat: 43.463194 Lon: -93.473111), Call Sign: WQFU744,
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.662 MHz, 466.887 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/2006, Expiration Date: 10/10/2016, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2016, Certifier: Don Knudtson, Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

  • Lat: 43.415083 Lon: -93.531333, Call Sign: WQHP386,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 09/23/2017, Expiration Date: 09/25/2027, Certifier: Daryl Sherman, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, 965 Wells St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

  • 44626 Highway 69 (Lat: 43.415528 Lon: -93.612694), Call Sign: WRCK262,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.225 MHz, 468.225 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/2018, Expiration Date: 10/23/2028, Certifier: Gary Nelson, Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co, 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:

  • Lat: 43.422111 Lon: -93.554194, Call Sign: WRYX797,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.670 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2023, Expiration Date: 09/30/2033, Certifier: Zachary J Smith, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Lake Mills, Nw Of Intersection Of N. 3rd Ave. East And N. Lake Street. (Lat: 43.423111 Lon: -93.533056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.7 m, Call Sign: WQOK742,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/2011, Expiration Date: 10/31/2021, Cancellation Date: 01/01/2022, Certifier: George Marshall, Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:


FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Grain Elevator 104 3rd Avenue West (Lat: 43.423278 Lon: -93.533528), Call Sign: KKB507,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009, Registrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Avenue, Nw, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 333-5275, Fax: (202) 828-5568, Email:

  • Grain Elevator, 104 N. 3rd Avenue W. (Lat: 43.423278 Lon: -93.533528), Call Sign: KKB528,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.570 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/16/1999, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Jackson & Dickens, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lake Mills)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 20 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lake Mills, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (42.2%), and Structure Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lake Mills, IA
    • 6242.2%Outside Fires
    • 5034.0%Structure Fires
    • 2215.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 138.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lake Mills, IA
Most common first names in Lake Mills, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2280.6 years
Anna2089.0 years
George1783.0 years
Mabel1486.9 years
Mary1480.1 years
Alice1483.0 years
Marie1282.3 years
Joseph1273.2 years
James1276.1 years
Oscar1281.5 years
Most common last names in Lake Mills, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson4376.5 years
Thompson2781.4 years
Anderson2579.8 years
Johnson2477.7 years
Nelson1682.6 years
Charlson1685.4 years
Hagen1581.1 years
Larson1482.2 years
Holstad1381.8 years
Brackey1380.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lake Mills, IA
  • 86.7%Utility gas
  • 11.4%Electricity
  • 1.0%Solar energy
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lake Mills, IA
  • 51.0%Electricity
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Other fuel


Lake Mills compared to Iowa state average:

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