Lakeside, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakeside, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeside had a population of 702 as of July 1, 2016. Lakeside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakeside is located at latitude 42.6178 and longitude -95.1771 in Buena Vista County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakeside (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buena Vista County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The City of Lakeside (GNIS ID: 2395612) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lakeside is located within Township of Hayes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buena Vista County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakeside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lakeside, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 702
Population in Households 702
Population in Familes 579
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,058
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 179
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $105,435
Average Home Value $149,204


Median Household Income $47,624
Average Household Income $58,885
Per Capita Income $19,342
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.79%
Households 0.77% 0.69%
Families 0.27% 0.66%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lakeside, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeside to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 387 62nd
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 681 33rd
Per Capita Income # 993 2nd

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