Income/capita 14%
Household income 3%
Unemployment 58%
IndexSpirit LakeIowaNational
Income per capita$33,862$28,872$29,829
Median household income$57,008$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,214$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,029$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$41,374$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$26,015$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.0%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level5.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Spirit Lake is 14% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Spirit Lake is 3% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Spirit Lake is 58% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Spirit Lake is 64% lower than the national average

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      Spirit Lake employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.8%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector29.7%6.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services7.9%14.3%
      Public administration3.1%7.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.0%0.3%
      Education, health & social services6.7%49.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wahpeton, IA394$68,43824%
      Orleans, IA459$64,13516%
      Fostoria, IA194$63,25014%
      Okoboji, IA814$59,6888%
      Lake Park, IA1,171$58,4726%
      Spirit Lake, IA4,992$57,0083%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Frankenmuth, MI4,992$47,67414%
      Osceola, IA4,992$44,26120%
      New Lexington, OH4,992$33,56339%
      Salisbury, MA4,992$67,55422%
      Fussels Corner, FL4,991$36,25034%
      Spirit Lake, IA4,992$57,0083%
      Source: The Spirit Lake, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).