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Time Zone: Dickinson County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Spirit Lake is the Seat for Dickinson County.

Dickinson County was founded January 15, 1851 and was created by taking area from KossuthCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dickinson had a population of 16,623 people. This is an increase of 1.21% since the last Census (which gave a population of 16,424 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dickinson represented 0.56% of the total population of Iowa, making it the state's 49th most populous county (out of 99 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201016,667+1.48%+0.26% since 2009
200916,623+1.21%-0.13% since 2008
200816,644+1.34%+0.35% since 2007
200716,586+0.99% 
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200016,424The Last Census

More information can be found on the Dickinson County Census Page for Dickinson County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Dickinson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Dickinson County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Spirit Lake   4,5944,2617.82% increase  
Milford   2,4322,4741.7% decrease  
Arnolds Park   1,3321,16214.63% increase  
Lake Park   9721,0234.99% decrease  
Okoboji   94182014.76% increase  

Websites for Dickinson County

Official Website:   www.co.dickinson.ia.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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