StatisticSpirit LakeIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,1115791
Median age47.138.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)68%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%44%43%
Speak English98%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Spirit Lake is 1849% higher than Iowa
  • The median age in Spirit Lake is 24% higher than Iowa
  • In Spirit Lake 96.77% of the population is White
  • In Spirit Lake 0.28% of the population is Black
  • In Spirit Lake 0.44% of the population is Asian

Compare Spirit Lake, IA Demographics


      Spirit Lake population breakdown by race

      RaceSpirit LakeIowaNational
      American Indian0.32%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
      Mixed race1.94%1.97%3.06%
      Other race0.24%1.27%4.75%
      In Spirit Lake, 2.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Spirit Lake age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Spirit Lake, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).