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Wall Lake, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Wall Lake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sac County at latitude 42.2672 and longitude -95.0928. Sac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wall Lake, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wall Lake, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wall Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Wall Lake, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 833
Population in Households 772
Population in Familes 629
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 676
Diversity Index2 1


Total Households 347
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 282 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $69,118
Average Home Value $87,943


Median Household Income $42,567
Average Household Income $57,487
Per Capita Income $24,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.4% 0.22%
Households 0.83% 0.23%
Families 0.75% 0.09%
Median Household Income   4.36%
Per Capita Income   3.69%
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, 2014 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 # 517 49th
Diversity Index2 # 993 2nd
Median Household Income # 845 16th
Per Capita Income # 617 39th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.