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Storm Lake is a city in Buena Vista County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Storm Lake is 42.641N. The longitude is -95.209W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,421 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,973.


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Median household income
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$35,270
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Storm Lake demographic reports
Site of large wind farm, with 259 turbines more than 200 feet tall, on Buffalo Ridge
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 30. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Buena Vista County Historical Museum, Harker House, Living Heritage Tree Museum, Prairie Log House
Colleges and universities: Buena Vista University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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30% of Storm Lake residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Storm Lake ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Storm Lake was $15,150, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Storm Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Storm Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $727.


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Libraries in Storm Lake include Storm Lake Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Storm Lake include Storm Lake Times

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Buena Vista County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Storm Lake political report.

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The average commute time for Storm Lake workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Storm Lake between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Storm Lake include Amerihost Inn, Budget Host Vista Inn, Storm Lake Super 8 Motel.

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