Lake Mills, Iowa

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Lake Mills, Iowa

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High Points

Lake Mills strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Top 15% Lake Mills Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Lake Mills, Iowa

Comparing Lake Mills to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 4
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Lake Mills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 67 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Winnebago
Standard Zip Codes 50450
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.419
Longitude -93.533

Lake Mills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station BRITT
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
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Lake Mills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,140 100%
Male 965 45.1%
Female 1,175 54.9%
Under 18 469 21.9%
18+ 1,671 78.1%
65+ 500 23.4%
Median Age 43
Average Family Size 2.78
White 2,105 98.4%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 14 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 8 0.4%
Mixed Race 9 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 1.6%

Estimated Lake Mills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,060
Growth -80
Growth % -3.7%

Lake Mills Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Norwegian 53.2%
German 27.6%
Irish 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
English 2%
Swedish 1.8%
US/American 1.7%
Dutch 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Serbian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Italian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake Mills 2,140 $50,345
Fertile 360 $36,500
Forest City 4,362 $50,699
Hanlontown 229 $46,458
Joice 231 $48,250
Leland 258 $40,000
Northwood 2,050 $41,445

Lake Mills Public Libraries

Lake Mills Public Library
102 S LAKE
Lake Mills, Iowa
(641) 592-0092

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Lake Mills High Schools (2004)

102 S 4TH AVE E
Serves 251 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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