Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa

Spirit Lake: City in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States


Spirit Lake is a city located in the county of Dickinson in the U.S. state of Iowa. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,840 and a population density of 409 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 5,251 inhabitants.

The city was created 144 years ago in 1878.

Quick Facts about Spirit Lake

Population : 5,251 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Iowa (United States)
County : Dickinson County
Postal code : 51360
Phone Area Codes : 712
Area : 11.83 km2
Altitude : 1,473 feet / 449 meters
Capital city : Spirit Lake is capital of Dickinson County
Establishment : October 10, 1878 (144 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 04:59:51 (8th February 2023)
Density : 444 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.83% (2010-2020)
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Location of Spirit Lake on Iowa map.
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Spirit Lake is located at 43°25'20"N 95°6'8"W (43.4221800, -95.1022200).

Spirit Lake map


The population of Spirit Lake increased by 7.83% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,840 - census
2011 4,907 1.37% estimation process
2012 4,941 0.69% estimation process
2013 4,920 -0.43% estimation process
2014 4,918 -0.04% estimation process
2015 4,987 1.38% estimation process
2016 5,021 0.68% estimation process
2017 5,095 1.45% estimation process
2018 5,064 -0.61% estimation process
2019 5,155 1.77% estimation process
2020 5,251 1.83% estimation process

Spirit Lake zip code is 51360. County name: Dickinson, County fips: 19059

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People born in Spirit Lake (10)

People born in Spirit Lake, including politician Berkley Bedell, politician Harry E. Narey, Iowa politician Bill Northey, .


  • Shannon Brown (American musician) she was born in 23/07/1973
  • Gene Ficken (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1944
  • Kent Tritle (American classical organist and choral conductor) he was born in 26/08/1960
  • Margaret Hance (American politician) she was born in 02/07/1923
  • Roy Laverne Stephenson (United States federal judge) he was born in 14/03/1917
  • George Knapp Abbott (American surgeon) he was born in 04/01/1880
  • Zach Whiting (American politician from Iowa) he was born in 17/12/1987

Schools in Spirit Lake

College & universities near Spirit Lake, IA

Code Name City ZIP
381486 Faust Institute of Cosmetology-Spirit Lake Spirit Lake (IA) 51360
153533 Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville (IA) 51334-2295
457679 Avalon School of Cosmetology Worthington (MN) 56187

Post offices near Spirit Lake

Post Office Name City ZIP
Spirit Lak Post Office Spirit Lake (IA) 51360

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Spirit Lake , Idaho city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States with a population of 2,533 people.

Other cities in Dickinson County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Dickinson County , IA.

City Name Population Title
Milford 3,043 City in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States of America
Arnolds Park 1,354 City in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States
Lake Park 1,132 City in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States of America
Okoboji 803 Township in Dickinson County, Iowa
Orleans 614 City in Dickinson County, Iowa, USA
Wahpeton 353 City in Iowa, United States
Terril 338 Human settlement in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States of America
West Okoboji 303 Human settlement in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States of America
Superior 124 Human settlement in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Spirit Lake distances to largest Iowa cities