Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org
on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 3:03pm
We happened across a chart of decennial population counts by the US Census Bureau dating back to the late 1800s. Storm Lake has grown in population every decade but for the decade of 1980 to 1990, when The City Beautiful’s population dropped by half a percentage point to 8,769. Recall that this decade included the Farm Crisis and the reopening of the former Hygrade plant as IBP’s first pork processing facility. The 1980s were a time of major flux in Storm Lake, as it was in every place in Iowa.