Algona, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 5,513 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.0%
 
Males: 2,586  (46.9%)
Females: 2,927  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  43.9 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50511.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,344 (it was $32,207 in 2000)
Algona:

$47,344
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,492 (it was $16,979 in 2000)

Algona city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,437 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Algona:

$99,437
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $121,172; Detached houses: $120,364; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,494; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,951; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,171; Mobile homes: $27,158

Median gross rent in 2013: $580.

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  • Races in Algona, IA (2010)

    Algona races chart
    • 5,36296.4%White alone
    • 781.4%Hispanic
    • 470.8%Two or more races
    • 410.7%Asian alone
    • 300.5%Black alone
    • 20.04%American Indian alone

Races in Algona detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Algona: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (36.0%), Irish (14.4%), Norwegian (9.3%), United States (7.6%), English (5.8%), Swedish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/31/1872

Elevation: 1190 feet

Land area: 4.49 square miles.

Population density: 1,229 people per square mile   (low).

Algona,IA real estate house value index trend

Algona, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Algona:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Algona city:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

83 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Algona, Iowa as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Algona to the number of sex offenders is 689 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,336 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,543 (1.3%)

Algona satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (78.3 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (139.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (344.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Irvington, IA (2.2 miles) , Sexton, IA (2.7 miles) , St. Benedict, IA (2.9 miles) , Burt, IA (3.0 miles ), Whittemore, IA (3.1 miles ), St. Joseph, IA (3.3 miles) , Lone Rock, IA (3.4 miles) , Wesley, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $249,200
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $249,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.07 N, Longitude: 94.23 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The World's Largest Chee-to

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,056 (+18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,100 (74.4%)

Area code: 515

Algona household income distribution Algona home values distribution

Crime rates in Algona by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.019.10.00.00.0
Rapes 013301101011
per 100,000 0.017.453.153.50.018.418.80.019.10.018.118.2
Robberies 000100000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.017.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 73618141214812914
per 100,000 122.152.1106.117.8143.3257.2225.7264.9153.0214.7162.8254.8
Burglaries 8527405332161677151531
per 100,000 1,482.1468.7707.3944.4573.1294.0301.0132.5133.9268.4271.3564.1
Thefts 565439444040232926243428
per 100,000 976.5937.3689.7784.0716.3734.9432.7548.7497.2429.4614.9509.6
Auto thefts 5811752103111
per 100,000 87.2138.9194.5124.789.536.718.80.057.417.918.118.2
Arson 200310102100
per 100,000 34.90.00.053.517.90.018.80.038.217.90.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.3) 164.299.6147.3150.098.6112.294.379.4111.275.786.8119.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Algona detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 14 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Iowa average:

1.71
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -450 (-7.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Algona: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Algona, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Algona, Iowa average temperatures Algona, Iowa average precipitation Algona, Iowa humidity Algona, Iowa wind speed Algona, Iowa snowfall Algona, Iowa sunshine Algona, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Algona-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Algona city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Algona-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 200.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 271.0 miles away from Algona center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 207.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 460.7 miles away from Algona center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kossuth County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Algona topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob Geigel - Professional wrestler, Bob Krause (politician) - Politician, Brad Nelson - Baseball player, Denis Menke - Major League Baseball player, Denny Myers - Football player and coach, Dick Taylor (Iowa politician) - Politician, E. Thurman Gaskill - Politician, Howard C. Belton - Politician, J. L. Wilkinson - Baseball executive, Steve Doocy - Television reporter.

Hospitals and medical centers in Algona:

  • HOSPICE OF THE HEARTLAND (1515 SOUTH PHILLIPS)
  • KOSSUTH REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1515 SOUTH PHILLIPS STREET)
  • NORTH IOWA MERCY DIALYSIS CENTER - ALGONA (1515 S. PHILLIPS)
  • GIRLING HEALTH CARE (1109 HIGHWAY 18 EAST)
  • ALGONA MANOR CARE CENTER (2221 EAST MCGREGOR STREET)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ALGONA (412 WEST KENNEDY STREET)

Airports located in Algona:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Algona:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 39 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 41 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 56 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Buena Vista University (about 58 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Riverland Community College (about 75 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 76 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 77 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)

Public high schools in Algona:

Private high school in Algona:

  • BISHOP GARRIGAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1224 N MCCOY ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Algona:

Private elementary/middle school in Algona:

  • SETON GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 808 E LUCAS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Algona

Library in Algona:

  • ALGONA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $308,342; Location: 210 N PHILLIPS; 46,322 books; 1,760 audio materials; 2,398 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 78 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Churches to add to Algona information: Trinity Lutheran Church LC-MS, St. Cecelia's Catholic Church

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Notable locations in Algona: Algona Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Algona Plaza (B), Kossuth County Fairgrounds (C), Algona (D), West Bend Elevator Company Elevator (E), Fowler Cooperative Elevator (F), Algona Ambulance Service (G), Algona City Hall (H), Algona Fire Station (I), Algona Public Library (J), Kossuth County Historical Museum (K), Wells Fargo Express Building (L), Algona Police Department (M), Kossuth County Sheriffs Office (N), Kossuth County Courthouse (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Algona include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (B), Saint Cecelia's Catholic Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), First Lutheran Church (F), First Congregational Church (G), Faith Assembly of God Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: River View Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), East Lawn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Algona include: Blackford Park (1), North Park (2), Maple Park (3), Central Park (4), Veterans Park (5), Stockade to Protect Pioneers Historical Marker (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Sportsman Corner (Tours & Charters; 1011 S Phillips St).

Hotels: Burr Oak Motel (Highway 169 South), Candlelite Motel (920 South Phillips Street), Super 8 Algona IA (210 East Norwood Drive), Americinn of Algona (600 Highway 18 West).

Courts: Kossuth County - Clerk Of Court (Court House), Kossuth County - Supreme Court Justice- J H Andreasen (Court House), Kossuth County - Treasurer Court House- Property Tax Department (Court House), Kossuth County - Treasurer Court House- Motor Vehicle Department (Court House), Kossuth County - Treasurer Court House- Drivers License (114 West State Street).

Kossuth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Algona and their reported violations in the past:

ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 5,560, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
RACERS BAR & GRILL (Address: 1826 HWY 18 , Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-27-2013 to FEB-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2012), St BCA signed (JUL-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-27-2013 to FEB-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2011), St BCA signed (JUL-31-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-27-2013 to FEB-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2011), St BCA signed (JUL-31-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St BCA signed (3 times from FEB-27-2013 to FEB-27-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between AUG-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUL-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2012), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-27-2013 to FEB-27-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between SEP-2011 and OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2011), St BCA signed (JUL-31-2012), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St BCA signed (2 times from FEB-27-2013 to FEB-27-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-25-2009)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
RIVER ROAD GOLF CLUB (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between DEC-2004 and JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between DEC-2004 and JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between DEC-2004 and JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2005)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between DEC-2004 and JAN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2005), St Public Notif requested (JAN-20-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-05-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SMITH LAKE PARK (Address: 1010 250TH ST , Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.0%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 85.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.8%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
144 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
12 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
156 people in nursing homes in 2000
7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Algona, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Algona compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Banks with branches in Algona (2011 data):

  • Iowa State Bank: at 5 East Call Street, branch established on 1928/01/01; Drive Up Facility Branch at 415 East State Street, branch established on 1991/04/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $259.4 mil, Deposits: $194.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Mid-Iowa Bancshares Co.
  • Security State Bank: at 1 East State Street, branch established on 1931/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $86.2 mil, Deposits: $76.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Burt Bancshares, Inc.
  • Northwest Bank: 204 East State Street Branch at 204 East State Street, branch established on 1935/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $863.8 mil, Deposits: $728.0 mil, headquarters in Spencer, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Financial Corp.
  • West Iowa Bank: Algona Branch at 418 East Call Street, branch established on 2003/12/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $94.7 mil, Deposits: $81.4 mil, headquarters in West Bend, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: West Bend Bancorp.
  • Farmers State Bank: at 501 East State Street, branch established on 1895/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $95.2 mil, Deposits: $83.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Whittemore Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Central Park Branch at 801 East State Street, branch established on 1977/05/07. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Algona, Iowa:

  • Americinn Motel Of Algona, 600 Hwy 18 W, Algona, IA 50511 , Phone: (515) 295-3333, Fax: (515) 295-9215
  • Super 8 Motel, 210 E Norwood Dr, Algona, IA 50511 , Phone: (515) 295-7225, Fax: (515) 295-7225
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Algona, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Iowa average:

10.3

Algona travel time to work - commute Algona mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Algona city (based on Kossuth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7337
Mainline Protestant4,12019
Evangelical Protestant3,04417
Other11
None1,645-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Kossuth County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kossuth County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Kossuth County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

12.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Kossuth County:

26.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$21,710$52,1047$2,086
Police Protection - Officers 10$39,099$46,9190$0
Police - Other 4$11,356$34,0685$4,980
Firefighters 1$3,994$47,9281$148
Streets and Highways 6$20,017$40,0340$0
Health 3$15,029$60,1160$0
Sewerage 3$11,446$45,7840$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,135$54,8102$886
Transit 0$0 2$1,709
Local Libraries 2$6,633$39,79810$6,833
Other and Unallocable 1$3,666$43,9920$0
Totals for Government 37$142,085$46,08227$16,642

Algona government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $490,000 ($88.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $420,000 ($76.18)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($1.45)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $624,000 ($113.19)
    Police Protection: $621,000 ($112.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $561,000 ($101.76)
    Financial Administration: $355,000 ($64.39)
    Sewerage: $301,000 ($54.60)
    Libraries: $249,000 ($45.17)
    Health Services - Other: $230,000 ($41.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $204,000 ($37.00)
    General - Other: $144,000 ($26.12)
    Air Transportation: $114,000 ($20.68)
    Fire Protection: $91,000 ($16.51)
    Transit Utilities: $34,000 ($6.17)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($3.99)
    Housing & Community Development: $19,000 ($3.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $121,000 ($21.95)
    Benefit Payments: $39,000 ($7.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($36.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $77,000 ($13.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $69,000 ($12.52)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($12.15)
    Fire Protection: $65,000 ($11.79)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($10.16)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($4.35)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($1.63)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($1.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,373,000 ($249.05)

Algona government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $40,000 ($7.26)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $409,000 ($74.19)
    All Other: $279,000 ($50.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $159,000 ($28.84)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $4,000 ($0.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $116,000 ($21.04)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $307,000 ($55.69)
    All Other: $119,000 ($21.59)
    Health & Hospitals: $54,000 ($9.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $300,000 ($54.42)
    Interest Earnings: $211,000 ($38.27)
    Rents: $58,000 ($10.52)
    Property Sale Other: $14,000 ($2.54)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($1.63)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $7,000 ($1.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $460,000 ($83.44)
    General Support: $112,000 ($20.32)
    Transit Utilities: $15,000 ($2.72)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Tax - Property: $2,042,000 ($370.40)
    Total General Sales: $445,000 ($80.72)
    Public Utilities: $55,000 ($9.98)
    NEC: $25,000 ($4.53)

Algona government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,607,000 ($291.49)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,475,000 ($267.55)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,425,000 ($439.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,470,000 ($266.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,040,000 ($370.03)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,427,000 ($258.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $180,000 ($32.65)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $390,000 ($70.74)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $80,000 ($14.51)

Algona government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $322,000 ($58.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,686,000 ($668.60)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,462,000 ($265.19)

3.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.83%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Palo Alto County, IA  0.30% ($48,474 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.21% ($25,615)
from Polk County, IA  0.21% ($30,000)


4.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.39% ($37,280 average AGI)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.32% ($45,050)
to Hancock County, IA  0.19% ($31,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Algona:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Algona:

  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Algona:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
Algona fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Algona fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • 8,890Total average daily traffic
  • 419Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,858Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Algona)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Algona, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Algona)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Algona)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Algona

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Algona, IA
Most common first names in Algona, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7075.3 years
William5577.6 years
Mary5280.8 years
Robert4574.2 years
George4180.1 years
Helen3582.0 years
Charles3473.6 years
Anna3383.8 years
James3172.9 years
Margaret2780.3 years
Most common last names in Algona, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thilges2677.5 years
Johnson2580.4 years
Smith2377.3 years
Miller2174.2 years
Arndorfer1676.8 years
Walker1483.9 years
Becker1484.6 years
Elbert1476.3 years
Baas1375.3 years
Arend1378.8 years
Businesses in Algona, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1Long John Silver's1
Chevrolet1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1New Balance1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
Ford1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1

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  • #22 (50511) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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