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Lake View, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Lake View had a population of 1,184 as of July 1, 2017. Lake View 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 Lake View is located at latitude 42.302 and longitude -95.0358 in Sac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake View (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.29 sq. miles. Sac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,253 feet.

The City of Lake View (GNIS ID: 2395604) 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 Lake View is located within Township of Wall Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sac County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake View 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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Lake View, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,184
Daytime Population: Workers 513
Daytime Population: Residents 654
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,167
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 1,150
Population in Familes 867
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 560
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $46,573
Average Household Income $61,672
Per Capita Income $30,738


Total Housing Units 957 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 463 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 (38.1%)
Median Home Value $126,490
Average Home Value $180,603


Total Households 592
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 344
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 0.5% 0.1%
Households 0.67% 0.24%
Families 0.74% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Lake View, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake View 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 # 249 75th
Population Density # 596 41st
Diversity Index # 988 2nd
Median Household Income # 799 21st
Per Capita Income # 251 75th

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