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Algona, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Algona is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kossuth County at latitude 43.074 and longitude -94.2299. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Algona, but most people and references simply refer to it as Algona, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Algona indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Algona: Call's Grove.

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Algona, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,585
Population in Households 5,455
Population in Familes 4,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density1 1,244
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,536
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 1,556
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,739 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,857 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 680 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $105,994
Average Home Value $125,417


Median Household Income $51,356
Average Household Income $68,158
Per Capita Income $30,756
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% -0.06%
Households 0.35% 0.07%
Families 0.95% -0.06%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.54%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 69 93rd
Population Density1 # 174 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 313 69th
Median Household Income # 568 44th
Per Capita Income # 136 87th

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