West Okoboji, Iowa

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West Okoboji, Iowa
City
Location of West Okoboji, Iowa
Location of West Okoboji, Iowa
Coordinates: 43°21′0″N 95°9′32″W / 43.35000°N 95.15889°W / 43.35000; -95.15889Coordinates: 43°21′0″N 95°9′32″W / 43.35000°N 95.15889°W / 43.35000; -95.15889
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dickinson
Area[1]
 • Total 1.40 sq mi (3.63 km2)
 • Land 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Elevation 1,417 ft (432 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 289
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 295
 • Density 225.8/sq mi (87.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51351
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-84450
GNIS feature ID 0462892

West Okoboji is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 289 at the 2010 census. The city is located on West Okoboji Lake, from which it takes its name. It is part of the Iowa Great Lakes region.

Geography[edit]

West Okoboji is located at 43°21′0″N 95°9′32″W / 43.35000°N 95.15889°W / 43.35000; -95.15889 (43.350090, -95.158945).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.40 square miles (3.63 km2), of which, 1.28 square miles (3.32 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1930 112 —    
1940 117 +4.5%
1950 158 +35.0%
1960 171 +8.2%
1970 210 +22.8%
1980 435 +107.1%
1990 263 −39.5%
2000 432 +64.3%
2010 289 −33.1%
2014 293 +1.4%
2015 295 +0.7%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

These statistics can be ascued by the "summer" population which swells between May and September as West Okoboji, named for the blue water lake of the same name, is a premier vacation city in the area. Lake Okoboji is known as one of the three "true blue water" lakes in the world, due primarily to its glacial origins and spring fed sources.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 289 people, 147 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 225.8 inhabitants per square mile (87.2/km2). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 298.4 per square mile (115.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 147 households of which 10.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.54.

The median age in the city was 59.5 years. 11.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 11.7% were from 25 to 44; 36.9% were from 45 to 64; and 35.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 432 people, 216 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 348.2 people per square mile (134.5/km²). There were 437 housing units at an average density of 352.2 per square mile (136.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.45% White, 0.93% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.69% from two or more races.

There were 216 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 15.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,853. About 16.2% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.2% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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