Iowa Lakes Corridor

Population

Total Population

63,224

Population
Growth Rate

-0.07%

Median Age

44

Diversity Index

39.900

Demographics

Housing & Income

Households

26,625

Total Housing Units

35,949


Owner Occupied

19,383

Renter Occupied

7,242

Vacant

9,324

Median Home Value

$153,374


Average Home Value

$212,256

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.03%


Per Capita Income

1.84%

Income Projection

Median Household

$55,674 $59,516


Average Household

$73,748 $80,654


Per Capita

$31,091 $34,052

Quality of LIfe

Workforce

Total Businesses

3,383

Total Employed

37,516

Workers 16+

31,688

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

127

Employed

5,799

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

493

Employed

5,546

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

270

Employed

5,458

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

242

Employed

3,621

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

69

Employed

2,728

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

174

Employed

2,462

Some
High School

2,548

Graduated
High School

12,472

Associates
Degree

5,605

Bachelor's
Degree

8,319

Graduate
Degree

3,209

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

25,819

Non-Resident Commuters

4,681

Drive Alone

24,290

Carpooled

3,464

Public

144

Work At Home

1,880

Workforce Occupations

Wages (Salary)

Leading Employers

Government and Taxation

Available Real Estate

Higher Education

Transportation

A company’s roadmap to success is sure to be enhanced with the Corridor’s prime Midwest location and our ability to reduce supply and distribution costs. We are at the heart of an eight state market of 926,182 businesses and 35.3 million people with a total of over $901.7 billion in personal income.

Highway 71 travels north and south, and highways 9 and 18 journey east and west providing easy access to any place in the Corridor. Interstate 90 is minutes north on Highway 71 and Interstate 29 is located approximately 1 hour west on Highway 18.

Distance to Major Midwest Markets

CityDays by Motor FreightDistance in Miles
Minneapolis1220
Chicago1420
St. Louis1529
Kansas City1318
Des Moines1187
Omaha1172

The Corridor is served by a variety of common carriers, providing interstate, intrastate, and local freight services. Among these are heavy and lightweight haulers, liquid or dry bulk, oversized, and other specialty haulers. In addition to these common carriers, Spencer is home to a regional hub for UPS and is served by all major parcel carriers. Rail service is provided by Union Pacific, Canadian National and the Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad. Click for an Iowa Railroad Map.

The Northwest Iowa Regional Airport is located in Spencer. Runway 12-30 is 100′ x 6000′. Runway 18-36 is 75′ x 5000′. Both runways are concrete grooved and are lit by remote 3 intensity lighting system. Private aircraft from ultra lights to high performance jets use the airport. There is an ILS on Runway 12. The facility is at an elevation of 1,339 feet at a distance of about 3 miles from Spencer. This is a full-service regional airport. Air taxi service and charter service is available through the Fixed Base Operator, Leading Edge Aviation. Estherville, Milford, Spirit Lake and Storm Lake also operate municipal airports. Two commercial airports with cargo air facilities are located within 90 minutes or less of the region (Sioux City and Sioux Falls).

Utilities

Our region is home to quality, ample, and reliable utility providers. They include: