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Population (year 2000): 10,076. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,963 (-1.1% change)
Males: 5,002 (49.6%), Females: 5,074 (50.4%)

Buena Vista County

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Median resident age: 31.7 years
Median household income: $35,270 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,300 (year 2000)

Storm Lake, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Storm Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.8%)
  • Hispanic (21.1%)
  • Other race (9.5%)
  • Other Asian (6.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Black (0.5%)
  • Vietnamese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (32.1%), Irish (8.7%), English (5.7%), Swedish (5.0%), United States (4.8%), Norwegian (4.0%).

New! Lake, Iowa forum

Elevation: 1434 feet

Land area: 4.0 square miles

Storm

For population 25 years and over in Storm Lake

  • High school or higher: 73.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Storm Lake city

  • Never married: 33.9%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

21.7% Foreign born (13.9% Latin America, 6.6% Asia).

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



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: City, IA Sioux (82.6 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (110.7 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (519.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (2.5 miles Lakeside, Truesdale, IA (6.0 miles) , IA (7.3 miles Alta, Nemaha, IA (11.8 miles) , IA Schaller, (11.9 miles IA Rembrandt, (12.9 miles IA (13.0 miles Early, IA (14.0 miles Newell,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 6 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 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

Latitude: 42.64 N, Longitude: 95.20 W

Area code: 712


Storm Lake, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.2%), Educational,health and social services (23.9%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,537 (+25.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,868 (84.2%)


 

Crime in Storm Lake by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 9.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 5 5 8 4
    per 100,000 49.6 49.6 79.4 39.7
Robberies 1 3 4 2
    per 100,000 9.9 29.8 39.7 19.8
Assaults 13 24 18 13
    per 100,000 129.0 238.2 178.6 129.0
Burglaries 59 59 65 40
    per 100,000 585.5 585.5 645.1 397.0
Thefts 189 307 296 254
    per 100,000 1875.7 3046.8 2937.7 2520.8
Auto thefts 11 22 12 20
    per 100,000 109.2 218.3 119.1 198.5
183.3 256.7 251.6 192.1


Average climate in Storm Lake, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Storm

Storm Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.2 miles away from the Storm Lake city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category 4 tornado 25.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Steve King - (born 1949).


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


Hospital/medical center in Storm Lake:
  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (1525 WEST FIFTH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Storm Lake:
  • LORING HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; SAC CITY, IA)
  • MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (about 26 miles; CHEROKEE, IA)
  • SIOUX VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; CHEROKEE, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Storm Lake:
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 71 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 84 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; ID: SUX)
  • EPPLEY AIRFIELD (about 104 miles; OMAHA, NE; ID: OMA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Storm Lake:
  • STORM LAKE MUNI (about 5 miles; STORM LAKE, IA; ID: SLB)
  • CHEROKEE MUNI (about 25 miles; CHEROKEE, IA; ID: CKP)
  • SAC CITY MUNI (about 26 miles; SAC CITY, IA; ID: SKI)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Airports 1 $4,256 $51,072 0 $0
Streets and Highways 6 $15,063 $30,126 0 $0
Firefighters 2 $5,789 $34,734 26 $3,052
Police - Other 0 $0   11 $11,949
Police Protection - Officers 18 $47,678 $31,785 0 $0
Other Government Administration 5 $15,918 $38,203 6 $1,980
Financial Administration 5 $9,886 $23,726 0 $0
Local Libraries 3 $6,683 $26,732 7 $4,203
Water Supply 0 $0   4 $4,084
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,544 $27,264 16 $17,441
Sewerage 0 $0   3 $3,459
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,086 $25,032 0 $0
Totals for Government 43 $111,903 $31,228 73 $46,168


Colleges/Universities in Storm Lake:
  • BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,524; Location: 610 W 4TH ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bvu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • FAUST INSTITUTE OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 17; Location: 502 ERIE ST BOX 29; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Storm Lake:
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; FT DODGE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,807)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
  • IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 103 miles; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; FT enrollment: 2,840)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 107 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 6,175)
  • BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; BELLEVUE, NE; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 115 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 115 miles; OMAHA, NE; FT enrollment: 5,806)
Public high school in Storm Lake:
  • STORM LAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 657; Location: 621 TORNADO DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Storm Lake:
  • ST MARY GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 312 SENECA ST; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ST MARYS K-12 (Students: 330; Location: 304 SENECA STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Storm Lake:
  • STORM LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 1811 HYLAND DRIVE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 310 CAYUGA; Grades: PK - 04)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 1001 W 6TH; Grades: KG - 04)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 930 E 5TH; Grades: PK - 01)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 126; Location: 301 E 7TH; Grades: 02 - 04)
Library in Storm Lake:
  • STORM LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $226,773; Location: 609 CAYUGA; 42,688 books; 1,448 audio materials; 1,032 video materials; 99 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Storm Lake: Storm Lake (A), Storm Lake Golf Course (B), Peavey Company Elevator (C), Constitution Hall (D), Harker House (E), Harold Walter Siebens School of Business (F), Information Technology Center (G), Ballou Library Building (H), Heritage Hall (I), Lage Communication Center (J), Pierce Hall (K), Dixon-Eilers Hall (L), Swope Hall (M), Storm Lake Sheriff's Office (N), Storm Lake Public Library (O), Storm Lake Police Department (P), Storm Lake City Hall (Q), Storm Lake City Fire Station (R), Edson Hall (S), Smith Hall (T).

Churches in Storm Lake include: Schaller Memorial Chapel (A), All Saints Episcopal Church (B), Faith United Assembly of God Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Saint Marys Church (E), Saint Mark Lutheran Church (F), Jehovahs Witnesses Kingdom Hall (G), Saint John Lutheran Church (H).

Cemetery: Storm Lake Municipal Cemetery (1).

Parks in Storm Lake include: Scout Park (1), Sunset Park (2), Victory Arch (3), Radio Park (4), Frank Starr Park (5), Bradford Field (6), Living Heritage Tree Museum (7), Circle Park (8), Emerald Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Storm Lake compared to Iowa state average:
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

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)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

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)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K242AM (96.3 FM; NEWELL, IA; Owner: GOOD NEWS NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Storm Lake:
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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