West Okoboji, Iowa

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West Okoboji is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. The population was 432 at the 2000 census. The city is located on West Okoboji Lake, from which it takes its name. It is part of the Iowa Great Lakes region.



West Okoboji is located at 43°21′0″N 95°9′32″W / 43.35°N 95.15889°W / 43.35; -95.15889 (43.350090, -95.158945)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (8.82%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 432 people, 216 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 348.2 people per square mile (134.5/km²). There were 437 housing units at an average density of 352.2/sq mi (136.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.45% White, 0.93% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.23% Asian, and 0.69% from two or more races.

There were 216 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 13.4% from 18 to 24, 15.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,853. About 16.2% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.2% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.


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