Okoboji, Iowa

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Okoboji, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Okoboji Well-Paid Single Men
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Okoboji Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Okoboji College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Okoboji Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 7% Okoboji Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Okoboji People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Okoboji Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Okoboji Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Okoboji, Iowa

Comparing Okoboji 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 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1

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Okoboji Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Dickinson
Standard Zip Codes 51355
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.386
Longitude -95.148

Okoboji Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MILFORD 4 NW
Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.5 inches
Distance 9.5 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
Station SPENCER 1 N
Distance 15.2 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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Okoboji Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 820 100%
Male 410 50%
Female 410 50%
Under 18 117 14.3%
18+ 703 85.7%
65+ 227 27.7%
Median Age 49.4
Average Family Size 2.5
White 809 98.7%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.7%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.7%

Estimated Okoboji Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 966
Growth 146
Growth % 17.8%

Okoboji 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 33.7%
Irish 11.7%
Norwegian 9.9%
English 8.7%
Swedish 6.3%
US/American 6.2%
Dutch 5.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.1%
European 1.7%
Canadian 1.4%
Italian 1.4%
Welsh 1.4%
Scottish 1.4%
Greek 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Czech 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Russian 0.3%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Okoboji 820 $54,659
Arnolds Park 1,162 $43,594
Fostoria 230 $42,250
Milford 2,474 $42,371
Spirit Lake 4,261 $44,652
Wahpeton 462 $62,083
West Okoboji 432 $41,250
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