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People

Total Population 4,948
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,687
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 61.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,844
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $141,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 10.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Spirit Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Dickinson
Standard Zip Codes 51360
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.422
Longitude -95.101

Spirit Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MILFORD 4 NW
Distance 4.9 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
Station LAKE PARK
Distance 11 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 17.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Crandalls Lodge (51360)

Egralharve (51360)

Methodist Camp (51360)

Montgomery (51360)

Templar Park (51360)

Triboji Beach (51360)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arnolds Park 1,128 $55,208

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Spirit Lake Public Libraries

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Spirit Lake Public Library
702 16TH STREET
Spirit Lake, Iowa
(712) 336-2667

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Spirit Lake Hospitals

LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE
(Government - Local)
HIGHWAY 71 S
(712) 336-1230
Emergency Service: Yes

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Spirit Lake High Schools

SPIRIT LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
2701 HILL AVE
712-336-3707
Serves 416 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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