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The City of Storm Lake had a population of 10,448 as of July 1, 2021. Storm Lake 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 Storm Lake is located at latitude 42.6411 and longitude -95.2097 in Buena Vista County. The formal boundaries for the City of Storm Lake encompass a land area of 5.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buena Vista County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,421 feet.
The City of Storm Lake has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Storm Lake is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Buena Vista County.
|Total Population||10,448 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,804 (93.8%)|
|Population in Families||7,826 (74.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||644 ( 6.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$51,917|
|Average Household Income||$66,776|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$22,999|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,861 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,120 (54.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,393 (36.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||348 ( 9.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$144,807|
|Average Home Value||$170,545|
|Housing Affordability Index3||177|
|Average Household Size||2.79|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.87%|
|Per Capita Income||1.32%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.32%|
The table below compares Storm Lake to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 37||96th|
|Population Density||# 28||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 793||21st|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 304||30th|
|Per Capita Income||# 964||4th|
|Diversity Index||# 3||100th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.