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Okoboji is a city in Dickinson County, in the Spirit Lake metro area.
The community name derives from Sioux term variously translated as "place of rest," "field of grass" and "spreading out."
The latitude of Okoboji is 43.386N. The longitude is -95.148W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,421 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 813.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Okoboji demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dickinson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 51355 ZIP code.
32% of Okoboji residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Okoboji ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Okoboji was $29,297, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Okoboji residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Okoboji, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,104.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KOJI.
Dickinson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Okoboji political report.
The average commute time for Okoboji workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Okoboji include Inn at Okoboji.
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