West Okoboji, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Okoboji, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of West Okoboji had a population of 291 as of July 1, 2016. West Okoboji ranks in the lower 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 West Okoboji is located at latitude 43.3477 and longitude -95.1664 in Dickinson County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Okoboji (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Dickinson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,424 feet.

The City of West Okoboji (GNIS ID: 2397271) 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 West Okoboji is located within Township of Lakeville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dickinson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Okoboji 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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West Okoboji, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 291
Population in Households 291
Population in Familes 222
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 228
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 147
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (30.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 ( 7.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (61.6%)
Median Home Value $336,842
Average Home Value $434,534


Median Household Income $57,492
Average Household Income $87,893
Per Capita Income $44,836
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.41%
Households 0.0% 0.27%
Families 0.54% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.

West Okoboji, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Okoboji 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 # 607 40th
Population Density1 # 850 16th
Diversity Index2 # 931 8th
Median Household Income # 291 71st
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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