Livability Score

76
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Grand Central
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (6) A+
Harker House
Museum
Vista 3 Theatres
Cinema
Buena Vista County Historical Society Museum
Museum
Living Heritage Tree Museum
Museum
J. Leslie Rollins Stadium
Stadium
Log Cabin Museum
Museum
Food and Drink (0) F
Fitness (1) F
Siebens Fieldhouse
Gym
Groceries (3) F
Fareway Meat & Grocery
Grocery Store
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (18) A+
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Buena Vista Historical Park
Park
Buena Vista Historical Park
Park
Seneca Park
Park
Chautauqua Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Sunset Park
Park
Sunset Park Playground
Playground
Radio Park
Park
Circle Park
Park
Scout Park
Park
AWAYSIS Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Sunrise Park
Park
Blue Star Memorial Park
Park
Mandeville Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Little Storm Lake Discovery Center Park
Park
Edson Park
Park
Frank Starr Park
Park
Aksel Fredericksen Children's Park
Park
Outlet Park
Park
Bel-Air Beach
Park
Casino Bay Access
Park
Shops (0) F
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.5% take public transportation in Storm Lake.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.5%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Storm Lake is 92/100 - which is 3% higher than Iowa.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D
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crime C+

Storm Lake crime rates are 1,676 per 100k, which is 4% higher than Iowa
Property Crime
1,322 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
355 crimes per 100k
C-
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employment D-

The median income in Storm Lake is $47,943 - which is 12% lower than Iowa.
Med. Household Income
$47,943
F
Unemployment Rate
5.7%
F
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (12)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Storm Lake Police Department
Police
Storm Lake Police Department
Police
Storm Lake City Fire Department
Fire Station
Oral Surgery & Implant Specialists
Doctor
Family Dental Center
Dentist
Iowa Eye Institute
Doctor
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Buena Vista County Sheriff Office & Jail
Police
Storm Lake Mercy Medical Clinic
Doctor
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Buena Vista Storm Lake
Doctor
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
Hospital
UnityPoint Clinic Family Health Center – Storm Lake
Doctor
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A+

Storm Lake home prices are $142,000 - which is 7% higher than Iowa
Home Price
$142,000
D
Home Appreciation Rate
21%
A+
Home Affordability
3x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools C-

The Storm Lake graduation rate is 62% - which is 29% lower than Iowa
School Test Scores
55%
D
High School Grad. Rates
62%
F
Elementary Schools (3) F
East Early Childhood Ctr
Storm Lake Middle School
Storm Lake Elementary
High Schools (2) A
St Lake/Ia Cntrl/Buena Vista Early College Hs
Storm Lake High School
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ratings A

Storm Lake has an overall rating of 80% from 1 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (0)
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Storm Lake, IA is a Great Place to Relax and Revitalize 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 28, 2018) Storm Lake, IA is one of those great places you stumble upon and it just seems almost too good to be true. Well, let me say that after living in Storm Lake for nearly 8 years now I can personally vouch for what a great place it really is. Currently we are dealing with just a litt ...Read More le bit of an uptick in criminal misbehavior around here, but that will get under control. It happens occasionally, and it stops. Everything else about this place comes together to make it one of the best areas in Iowa to call home or just to visit. The people alone will make you want to move right in! They treat everyone like long-lost friends.

We have ourselves some nice little attractions and sights to see around here as well, like the crafts out at Barn Quilts, the Storm Lake Marina, Harker House, and the Sunrise Pointe Golf Course, if you enjoy the game. Come see for yourself. It's fantastic here! Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Storm Lake? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Buena Vista Historical Park
Buena Vista Historical Park
Seneca Park
Chautauqua Park
Unknown Name
Sunset Park

Entertainment

Harker House
Vista 3 Theatres
Buena Vista County Historical Society Museum
Living Heritage Tree Museum
J. Leslie Rollins Stadium
Log Cabin Museum

Food & Drink

F Commute

Is public transit available in Storm Lake? Of all people who commute, 0.5% take public transportation in Storm Lake.
Drive to Work
62%

15% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
10%

7% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Storm Lake a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

Pharmacies

Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Doctors

Iowa Eye Institute
UnityPoint Clinic Family Health Center – Storm Lake
Oral Surgery & Implant Specialists
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Buena Vista Storm Lake
Storm Lake Mercy Medical Clinic

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