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Goose Lake, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Goose Lake had a population of 231 as of July 1, 2016. Goose Lake ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Goose Lake is located at latitude 41.9679 and longitude -90.3818 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Goose Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Goose Lake (GNIS ID: 2394932) 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 Goose Lake is located within Township of Deep Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clinton County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goose Lake: Goose Town, Gooselake.

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


Total Population 231
Population in Households 231
Population in Familes 199
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 732
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $161,111
Average Home Value $204,167


Median Household Income $60,399
Average Household Income $77,374
Per Capita Income $28,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.44%
Households -0.36% -0.46%
Families 0.52% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
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.

Goose Lake, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goose Lake 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 # 666 34th
Population Density1 # 466 54th
Diversity Index2 # 879 13th
Median Household Income # 216 79th
Per Capita Income # 391 61st

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