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Wall Lake, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Wall Lake had a population of 851 as of July 1, 2016. Wall 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 Wall Lake is located at latitude 42.2672 and longitude -95.0928 in Sac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wall Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The City of Wall Lake (GNIS ID: 2397177) 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 Wall Lake is located within Township of Levey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sac County.

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


Total Population 851
Population in Households 792
Population in Familes 645
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 691
Diversity Index2 1


Total Households 356
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 290 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $85,078
Average Home Value $137,629


Median Household Income $46,084
Average Household Income $63,644
Per Capita Income $27,568
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.26%
Households 0.98% 0.45%
Families 1.01% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.

Wall Lake, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wall 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 # 344 66th
Population Density1 # 502 50th
Diversity Index2 # 994 1st
Median Household Income # 744 26th
Per Capita Income # 435 57th

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