Storm Lake, Iowa Population 2024

11,405

Storm Lake is a city located in Buena Vista County Iowa. Storm Lake has a 2024 population of 11,405. It is also the county seat of Buena Vista County.Storm Lake is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 1.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,260 in 2020.

The average household income in Storm Lake is $79,538 with a poverty rate of 6.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Storm Lake is 31 years, 29.8 years for males, and 32.1 years for females.

Storm Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Storm Lake was:

  • White: 53.87%
  • Asian: 15.32%
  • Other race: 11.95%
  • Two or more races: 10.74%
  • Black or African American: 4.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.58%
  • Native American: 0.36%
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
5.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,162.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.29% (145)
The current population of Storm Lake, Iowa is 11,405 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,260.

Storm Lake, Iowa Population 2024

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Storm Lake Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,03053.87%
Asian1,71515.32%
Other race1,33811.95%
Two or more races1,20210.74%
Black or African American4684.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4013.58%
Native American400.36%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Storm Lake Population by Race

Storm Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Storm Lake Median Age

31

Total

29.8

Male

32.1

Female

Storm Lake Adults

There are 8,180 adults, (1,520 of whom are seniors) in Storm Lake.

Storm Lake Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Storm Lake Sex Ratio

Female5,60950.11%
Male5,58549.89%

Storm Lake Population by Age

Storm Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,9962.5959.940.1
Non Family1,8971.1237.162.9
Married1,5743.9681.718.3
Female4353.4782.317.7
Male905.3348.951.1
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3.8

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Storm Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Storm Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Storm Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.75%.

Storm Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,910

Average Earnings

$46,530

Average Male

$37,969

Average Female

Storm Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Storm Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Storm Lake Language

47.68% of Storm Lake residents speak only English, while 52.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.93% of the population.

Storm Lake Language

Storm Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,3814339.88%
Other1,31716412.45%
Asian1,704875.11%
White3,188742.32%
Multiple1,177504.25%
Islander401358.73%
Black403204.96%
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6.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.34%

Male Poverty Rate

6.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Storm Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Storm Lake is Other, with 12.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Storm Lake is White, with 2.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.56%.

Storm Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.47%
High School4.79%
Some College0.71%
Bachelors or Greater
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Storm Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.43%
Female Unemployed7.14%
Female Employed4.06%
Male Employed3.44%
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Storm Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Storm Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Storm Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Storm Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Storm Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Storm Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Storm Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

200

Number of Veterans

200

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Storm Lake Veterans by War

count

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Storm Lake Veterans by Age

count

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Storm Lake Veterans by Race

Storm Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Storm Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.5%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Storm Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Storm Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Storm Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.38%

Born in Storm Lake

68.05%

Native Born

31.95%

Foreign Born

18.32%

Non Citizen

13.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.05% of Storm Lake residents were born in the United States, with 45.38% having been born in Iowa. 18.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Storm Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,650490.42%
202811,601490.42%
202711,552490.43%
202611,503490.43%
202511,454490.43%
202411,405490.43%
202311,356490.43%
202211,307490.44%
202111,258-2-0.02%
202011,2608698.36%
201910,391-27-0.26%
201810,418-188-1.77%
201710,606-115-1.07%
201610,721-58-0.54%
201510,779-94-0.86%
201410,873500.46%
201310,823530.49%
201210,7701301.22%
201110,640-46-0.43%
201010,6866106.05%
200010,0761,30714.9%
19908,769-45-0.51%
19808,8142232.6%
19708,59186311.17%
19607,72877411.13%
19506,9541,68031.85%
19405,2741,11726.87%
19304,15749913.64%
19203,658
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Storm Lake Population by Year