Storm Lake, IA

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2022 Population
11,194
0.251% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31
1.31% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.37%
43.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,615
10.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$148,900
4.93% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,620
1.22% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Storm Lake, IA had a population of 11.2k people with a median age of 31 and a median household income of $54,615. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Storm Lake, IA grew from 11,166 to 11,194, a 0.251% increase and its median household income grew from $49,375 to $54,615, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Storm Lake, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (34.5%), White (Hispanic) (19.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.3%), Other (Hispanic) (11.4%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (8.58%).

None of the households in Storm Lake, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

81.7% of the residents in Storm Lake, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Storm Lake, IA are Buena Vista University (691 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Storm Lake, IA was $148,900, and the homeownership rate was 59.9%.

Most people in Storm Lake, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Storm Lake, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Storm Lake, IA is home to a population of 11.2k people, from which 81.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 31.9% of Storm Lake, IA residents were born outside of the country (3.58k people).

In 2022, there were 1.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.87k people) in Storm Lake, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.16k White (Hispanic) and 1.72k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.7%
2022 Citizenship
81.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.7% of Storm Lake, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Storm Lake, IA was 81.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Storm Lake, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.87k ± 331
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.16k ± 503
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.72k ± 230
39.5%
Hispanic Population
4.42k people

In 2022, there were 1.79 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.87k people) in Storm Lake, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.16k White (Hispanic) and 1.72k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

39.5% of the people in Storm Lake, IA are hispanic (4.42k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

31.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.58k people
31.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.51k people

As of 2022, 31.9% of Storm Lake, IA residents (3.58k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Storm Lake, IA was 31.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    89 ± 58
  2. Korea
    56 ± 55
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 28

Storm Lake, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Storm Lake, IA employs 5.62k people. The largest industries in Storm Lake, IA are Manufacturing (2,330 people), Retail Trade (852 people), and Educational Services (671 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,811), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,608), and Public Administration ($53,951).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.62k
2022 Value
± 564
1.22%
1 Year growth
± 14.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Storm Lake, IA grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 5.55k employees to 5.62k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Storm Lake, IA, are Production Occupations (1,945 people), Material Moving Occupations (552 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (511 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Storm Lake, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.62k
2022 Value
± 564
1.22%
1 Year growth
± 14.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Storm Lake, IA grew at a rate of 1.22%, from 5.55k employees to 5.62k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Storm Lake, IA, are Manufacturing (2,330 people), Retail Trade (852 people), and Educational Services (671 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Storm Lake, IA, though some of these residents may live in Storm Lake, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,720
Median earning men ± $4,452
$34,696
Median earning women ± $3,508

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($110,703), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,811), and Public Administration ($65,268).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,513), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,201), and Manufacturing ($42,011).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Storm Lake, IA awarded 691 degrees. The student population of Storm Lake, IA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 600 male students and 1,373 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Storm Lake, IA are White (567 and 82.8%), followed by Unknown (45 and 6.57%), Hispanic or Latino (40 and 5.84%), and Two or More Races (18 and 2.63%).

The largest universities in Storm Lake, IA by number of degrees awarded are Buena Vista University (691 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Storm Lake, IA are Elementary Education & Teaching (85 and 12.3%), General Human Services (60 and 8.68%), and Organizational Leadership (46 and 6.66%).

The median tuition cost in Storm Lake, IA for private four year colleges is $38,644.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Storm Lake, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 77.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,973 (30.4% men and 69.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,973 students enrolled in Storm Lake, IA, 30.4% men and 69.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,587 records, of which 72.1% were women and 27.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 85 degrees awarded
  2. 60 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Storm Lake, IA was Elementary Education & Teaching with 85 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
691 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Buena Vista University with 691 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 193 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Storm Lake, IA, which is 0.388 times less than the 498 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 567 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,644) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,146) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Storm Lake, IA was $148,900 in 2022, which is 0.528 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $141,900 to $148,900, a 4.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Storm Lake, IA is 59.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Storm Lake, IA have an average commute time of 11.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Storm Lake, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$148,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,173
$2,392
Median Property Taxes
±$350

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Rent vs Own

59.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.9% of the housing units in Storm Lake, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9605
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$54,615
Median Household Income
± $1,615
4k
Number of Households
± 488

In 2022, the median household income of the 4k households in Storm Lake, IA grew to $54,615 from the previous year's value of $49,375.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Storm Lake, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (59.7%)
  2. Carpooled (23.8%)
  3. Walked (9.97%)

In 2022, 59.7% of workers in Storm Lake, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (23.8%) and those who walked to work (9.97%).

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Commute Time

11.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Storm Lake, IA have a shorter commute time (11.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.558% of the workforce in Storm Lake, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

6.37% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Storm Lake, IA (660 out of 10.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Storm Lake, IA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Storm Lake, IA has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 9.29% on Medicare, 9.28% on non-group plans, and 0.616% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Buena Vista County, IA see 1784 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (1987 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1648 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2197 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,784 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Buena Vista County, IA

Primary care physicians in Buena Vista County, IA see an average of 1,784 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (1,987 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Buena Vista County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.8% under 18 years, 24.6% between 18 and 34 years, 31.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.43%
Uninsured
51.5%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
9.29%
Medicare
9.28%
Non-Group
0.616%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Storm Lake, IA declined by 16.2% from 8.87% to 7.43%.

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