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Storm Lake, Iowa Information
Storm Lake is a city in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. The population was 10,600 in the 2010 census, an increase from 10,076 in the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Buena Vista County. Storm Lake is home to Buena Vista University, originally Buena Vista College. Tyson Foods operates a large hog slaughterhouse and meat packing plant here, and Sara Lee has a turkey processing plant. The financial company MetaBank is based in Storm Lake.
As of the census of 2010, there were 10,600 people, 3,536 households, and 2,280 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,591.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,000.7 /km2). There were 3,791 housing units at an average density of 926.9 per square mile (357.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 68.4% White, 4.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 9.8% Asian, 0.9% Pacific Islander, 13.6% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 36.1% of the population.
There were 3,536 households of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.44.
The median age in the city was 30.8 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 16.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.