Spirit Lake is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,420 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Spirit Lake is the 80th largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities, Spirit Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spirit Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spirit Lake is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Spirit Lake who work in office and administrative support (14.17%), healthcare (9.36%), and management occupations (9.22%).
Also of interest is that Spirit Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the benefits of Spirit Lake is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.37 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Spirit Lake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Spirit Lake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.43% of adults in Spirit Lake have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Spirit Lake in 2018 was $35,835, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,340 for a family of four. However, Spirit Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Spirit Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spirit Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Spirit Lake include German, Irish, Dutch, Norwegian, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Spirit Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Italian.