Storm Lake, IA

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Population

10,738

0.279% decline

Median Age

27.9


Median Household Income

$48,382

11.9% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

5,557

1.7% decline

Median Property Value

$118,100

5.73% growth

About

In 2017, Storm Lake, IA had a population of 10.7k people with a median age of 27.9 and a median household income of $48,382. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Storm Lake, IA declined from 10,768 to 10,738, a -0.279% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,226 to $48,382, a 11.9% increase.

The population of Storm Lake, IA is 39.2% White Alone, 37.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 16.4% Asian Alone. 52.1% of the people in Storm Lake, IA speak a non-English language, and 79.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Storm Lake, IA are Buena Vista University (782 degrees awarded in 2016) and Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake (12 degrees).

The median property value in Storm Lake, IA is $118,100, and the homeownership rate is 53%. Most people in Storm Lake, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 9.43 minutes. The average car ownership in Storm Lake, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Storm Lake, IA employs 5.56k people. The largest industries in Storm Lake, IA are Manufacturing (2,237 people), Educational Services (697 people), and Retail Trade (564 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,368), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,607), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,375).

Median household income in Storm Lake, IA is $48,382. Males in Storm Lake, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Storm Lake, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,382

2017 value

± $4,472

11.9%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in Storm Lake, IA have a median annual income of $48,382, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $43,226 in 2016, which represents a 11.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Storm Lake, IA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Storm Lake, IA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Storm Lake, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9605

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Storm Lake, IA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $49,722, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Storm Lake, IA (1.76k out of 9.85k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,013 ± 238

  2. Hispanic

    822 ± 240

  3. Other

    487 ± 203

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

Employment by Occupations

5.56k

2017 Value

± 528

-1.7%

1 Year decline

± 13.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Storm Lake, IA declined at a rate of -1.7%, from 5.65k employees to 5.56k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Storm Lake, IA, are Production Occupations (1,864 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (669 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (491 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Storm Lake, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Storm Lake, IA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,864 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (669 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (491 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Storm Lake, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (5.79 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.88 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Storm Lake, IA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($82,266), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($76,434), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($75,901).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.56k

2017 Value

± 528

-1.7%

1 Year decline

± 13.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Storm Lake, IA declined at a rate of -1.7%, from 5.65k employees to 5.56k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Storm Lake, IA, are Manufacturing (2,237 people), Educational Services (697 people), and Retail Trade (564 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Storm Lake, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,237 people), Educational Services (697 people), and Retail Trade (564 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Storm Lake, IA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.98 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.35 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Storm Lake, IA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,368), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,607), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,375).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery with $18.8B and Other ag prods. and $18.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.8% of the population of Storm Lake, IA has health coverage, with 47.7% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 5.84% on Medicare, 8.18% on non-group plans, and 0.661% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Storm Lake, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Storm Lake, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.2%

Uninsured

47.7%

Employer Coverage

23.4%

Medicaid

5.84%

Medicare

8.18%

Non-Group

0.661%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Storm Lake, IA declined by 8.09% from 15.4% to 14.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Storm Lake, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Storm Lake, IA is home to a population of 10.7k people, from which 79.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 29.2% of Storm Lake, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Storm Lake, IA is composed of 4.21k White Alone residents (39.2%), 4.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (37.7%), 1.76k Asian Alone residents (16.4%), 414 Black or African American Alone residents (3.86%), 253 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (2.36%), 56 Two or More Races residents (0.522%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Storm Lake, IA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,670 speakers), Laotian (643 speakers), and Hmong (318 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Storm Lake, IA was 27.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Storm Lake, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Storm Lake, IA residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 29.2% of Storm Lake, IA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Storm Lake, IA was 28.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Storm Lake, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Storm Lake, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

79.1%

2017 Citizenship

81%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 79.1% of Storm Lake, IA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Storm Lake, IA was 81%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.21k ± 276

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.05k ± 616

  3. Asian Alone

    1.76k ± 56

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more White Alone residents (4.21k people) in Storm Lake, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.05k Hispanic or Latino and 1.76k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Storm Lake, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,670 speakers (37.1%)

  2. Laotian

    643 speakers (6.5%)

  3. Hmong

    318 speakers (3.21%)

52.1% of Storm Lake, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Storm Lake, IA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 37.1% of the overall population of Storm Lake, IA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 6.5% speak Laotian and 3.21% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    138 ± 80

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    71 ± 44

  3. Korea

    59 ± 41

Storm Lake, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Storm Lake, IA awarded 794 degrees. The student population of Storm Lake, IA is skewed towards women, with 674 male students and 1,458 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Storm Lake, IA are White (634 and 80.6%), followed by Unknown (86 and 10.9%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 3.43%), and Black or African American (21 and 2.67%).

The largest universities in Storm Lake, IA by number of degrees awarded are Buena Vista University (782 and 98.5%) and Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Storm Lake (12 and 1.51%).

The most popular majors in Storm Lake, IA are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (108 and 13.6%), General Psychology (75 and 9.45%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (67 and 8.44%).

The median tuition costs in Storm Lake, IA are $32,210 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 108 degrees awarded

  2. 75 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Storm Lake, IA was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 108 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 782 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,210

Median Private

In 2016, the Storm Lake, IA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Buena Vista University with 782 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

230

Degrees Awarded to Men

564

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 230 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Storm Lake, IA, which is 0.408 times less than the 564 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    634 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Storm Lake, IA were to White students. These 634 degrees mean that there were 7.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 86 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Storm Lake, IA was $118,100 in 2017, which is 0.543 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,700 to $118,100, a 5.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Storm Lake, IA is 53%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Storm Lake, IA have an average commute time of 9.43 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Storm Lake, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,382

Median Household Income

± $4,472

3.55k

Number of Households

± 407

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.55k households in Storm Lake, IA grew to $48,382 from the previous year's value of $43,226.

The following chart displays the households in Storm Lake, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$118,100

2017 Median

± $13,005

$111,700

2016 Median

± $11,420

In 2017, the median property value in Storm Lake, IA grew to to $118,100 from the previous year's value of $111,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Storm Lake, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Storm Lake, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Storm Lake, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Storm Lake, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

53%

2017 Homeownership

56.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53% of the housing units in Storm Lake, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Storm Lake, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Storm Lake, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Storm Lake, IA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

9.43 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Storm Lake, IA have a shorter commute time (9.43 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.711% of the workforce in Storm Lake, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.9%

  2. Carpooled

    20.8%

  3. Walked

    7.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Storm Lake, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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