Lake Park, Iowa

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Lake Park, Iowa

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

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Short Commute Times
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Top 15% Lake Park Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
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Top 18% Lake Park Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lake Park, Iowa

Comparing Lake Park 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
College Educated Adults 7 7
Median Family Income 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 7
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Lake Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 146 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Dickinson
Standard Zip Codes 51347
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.455
Longitude -95.32

Lake Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
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Lake Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,023 100%
Male 500 48.9%
Female 523 51.1%
Under 18 206 20.1%
18+ 817 79.9%
65+ 291 28.4%
Median Age 45.2
Average Family Size 2.73
White 1,016 99.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Lake Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 993
Growth -30
Growth % -2.9%

Lake Park 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
German 53.1%
English 7.7%
Dutch 7.7%
Irish 6%
Norwegian 5.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
US/American 4.2%
Swedish 2.4%
Danish 2.1%
Czech 1.4%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Polish 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
British 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
European 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake Park 1,023 $44,931
Harris 200 $46,250
Ocheyedan 536 $36,607
Okoboji 820 $54,659
Spirit Lake 4,261 $44,652
Wahpeton 462 $62,083
West Okoboji 432 $41,250

Lake Park Public Libraries

Lake Park Public Library
"217 MARKET ST., PO BOX 344"
Lake Park, Iowa
(712) 832-9505

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Lake Park High Schools (2004)

Serves 168 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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