Lakeside, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Lakeside, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeside had a population of 671 as of July 1, 2018. Lakeside ranks in the upper 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 Lakeside is located at latitude 42.6178 and longitude -95.1771 in Buena Vista County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakeside (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buena Vista County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The City of Lakeside (GNIS ID: 2395612) 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 Lakeside is located within Township of Hayes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buena Vista County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakeside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Lakeside, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 671
Population in Households 671
Population in Familes 548
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,923
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $50,423
Average Household Income $69,205
Per Capita Income $22,580


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $120,238
Average Home Value $148,013


Total Households 243
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% -0.03%
Households -0.05% -0.08%
Families -0.42% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Lakeside, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakeside to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 396 61st
Population Density # 4 100th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 719 29th
Per Capita Income # 959 5th

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