Lake View, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake View, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lake View had a population of 1,181 as of July 1, 2016. Lake View 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 Lake View is located at latitude 42.302 and longitude -95.0358 in Sac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake View (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Sac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The City of Lake View (GNIS ID: 2395604) 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 Lake View is located within Township of Wall Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sac County.

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


Total Population 1,181
Population in Households 1,147
Population in Familes 867
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 558
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 595
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 347
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 959 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 (38.0%)
Median Home Value $128,833
Average Home Value $187,743


Median Household Income $43,559
Average Household Income $58,025
Per Capita Income $29,185
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.08%
Households 0.86% 0.27%
Families 1.0% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Lake View, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake View 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 # 250 75th
Population Density1 # 594 41st
Diversity Index2 # 989 2nd
Median Household Income # 829 18th
Per Capita Income # 314 69th

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