Lake View, Iowa

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Lake View, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Lake View Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Lake View Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lake View Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lake View, Iowa

Comparing Lake View 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
College Educated Adults 3 2
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


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

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Lake View Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sac
Standard Zip Codes 51450
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.311
Longitude -95.053

Lake View Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SAC CITY
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
Station STORM LAKE 2 E
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
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Lake View Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,278 100%
Male 598 46.8%
Female 680 53.2%
Under 18 264 20.7%
18+ 1,014 79.3%
65+ 367 28.7%
Median Age 48.3
Average Family Size 2.75
White 1,266 99.1%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated Lake View Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,221
Growth -57
Growth % -4.5%

Lake View 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 62%
US/American 9%
Irish 6%
English 3.9%
Swedish 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
French Canadian 2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Norwegian 1.8%
Danish 1.7%
Dutch 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Italian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lake View, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carnarvon (51450)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lake View 1,278 $33,333
Auburn 296 $45,833
Breda 477 $41,458
Early 605 $40,521
Odebolt 1,153 $40,917
Sac City 2,368 $39,139
Wall Lake 841 $38,750

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Lake View Public Library
Lake View, Iowa
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Serves 185 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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