Lakeside, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakeside, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lakeside had a population of 682 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lakeside, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 682
Daytime Population: Workers 18
Daytime Population: Residents 323
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 682
Population in Familes 562
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,970
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $47,814
Average Household Income $60,417
Per Capita Income $19,792


Total Housing Units 266 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $110,577
Average Home Value $147,549


Total Households 248
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 173
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.37% 0.23%
Households 0.22% 0.08%
Families -0.24% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 2017 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 # 392 61st
Population Density # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 755 25th
Per Capita Income # 993 2nd

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