Lake View, Iowa

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Lake View, Iowa
City
Motto: "It;s a lifestyle"
Location of Lake View, Iowa
Location of Lake View, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°18′25″N 95°2′51″W / 42.30694°N 95.04750°W / 42.30694; -95.04750Coordinates: 42°18′25″N 95°2′51″W / 42.30694°N 95.04750°W / 42.30694; -95.04750
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Sac
Area[1]
 • Total 2.42 sq mi (6.27 km2)
 • Land 2.12 sq mi (5.49 km2)
 • Water 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
Elevation 1,253 ft (382 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,142
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,117
 • Density 538.7/sq mi (208.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51450
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-42690
GNIS feature ID 0463546
Website City of Lake View

Lake View is a city in Sac County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,142 in the 2010 census, a decline from the 1,278 population in the 2000 census.[4][5]

History[edit]

The area around what is today called Black Hawk Lake was settled by white settlers in 1867. The first settlement was built by Robert Throssel and his son, followed by Joseph Parkinson, Noah Borah, William Johnston, Thomas Waddicor and George Trainer. In 1880 Platt Armstrong and James Fletcher built a railway station for the North Western Railway Company and laid out the town of Fletcher. The town was incorporated as a city and the name was changed from Fletcher to Lake View in 1887.[6] The present name was selected for the scenic view over Wall Lake.[7]

Geography[edit]

Lake View is located at 42°18′25″N 95°02′51″W / 42.307049°N 95.047394°W / 42.307049; -95.047394 (42.307049, -95.047394).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.42 square miles (6.27 km2), of which, 2.12 square miles (5.49 km2) is land and 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Lake View
population history
Census Pop.
1890 366
1900 591 61.5%
1910 514 −13.0%
1920 838 63.0%
1930 993 18.5%
1940 1,082 9.0%
1950 1,158 7.0%
1960 1,165 0.6%
1970 1,249 7.2%
1980 1,291 3.4%
1990 1,303 0.9%
2000 1,278 −1.9%
2010 1,142 −10.6%
Iowa Data Center [5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,142 people, 564 households, and 326 families residing in the city. The population density was 538.7 inhabitants per square mile (208.0/km2). There were 950 housing units at an average density of 448.1 per square mile (173.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 564 households of which 17.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.54.

The median age in the city was 54.3 years. 16.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 30.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,278 people, 571 households, and 360 families residing in the city. The population density was 696.4 people per square mile (268.2/km2). There were 818 housing units at an average density of 445.8 per square mile (171.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.06% White, 0.39% African American, 0.08% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 571 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,691, and the median income for a family was $33,333. Males had a median income of $26,932 versus $19,773 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,857. About 9.5% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.0% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation[edit]

The Sauk Rail Trail is a 33-mile trail running between the Black Hawk Lake in Lake View and Swan Lake in Carroll. It runs through several parks and the communities of Carnarvon, Breda and Maple River Junction The multi-purpose recreational trail provides an outdoor recreational experience for the public, preserves a varied habitat for wildlife and preserving native vegetation.[10]

Education[edit]

Lake View has one school, the high school for the East Sac County School District. Elementary schools are located in Sac City and Wall Lake, and the middle school is also in Sac City. It was formerly the combined high school and middle school for the Wall Lake View Auburn School District. The school's mascot is a Viking-inspired "Raider". The superintendent is Dr. Kevin Fiene. The principal of the high school is Kevin Litterer.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010". United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Data from the 2010 Census". State Data Center of Iowa. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  6. ^ "History". City of Lake View. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 92. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Tourism and Attractions". City of Lake View. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 

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