Algona, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Algona, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Algona had a population of 5,637 as of July 1, 2015. Algona ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Algona is located at latitude 43.074 and longitude -94.2299 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Algona (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The City of Algona has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Algona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Algona: Call's Grove.

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Algona, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,637
Population in Households 5,505
Population in Familes 4,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 1,256
Diversity Index2 13
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,559
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,572
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,869 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 690 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $110,970
Average Home Value $129,494
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,746
Average Household Income $71,720
Per Capita Income $32,332
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.12%
Households 0.45% 0.29%
Families 0.96% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Algona, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Algona to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 94th
Population Density1 # 173 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 311 69th
Median Household Income # 589 42nd
Per Capita Income # 126 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.