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Population in 2012: 5,509 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.0%
 

Males: 2,585  (46.9%)
Females: 2,924  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  46.2 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50511.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,677 (it was $32,207 in 2000)
Algona:

$46,677
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,973

Algona city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,013 (it was $69,200 in 2000)
Algona:

$100,013
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $97,444; Detached houses: $98,034; Townhouses or other attached units: $206,276; In 2-unit structures: $63,347; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,312; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $92,031; Mobile homes: $22,637

Median gross rent in 2012: $551.

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  • White alone - 5,362 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 78 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 47 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 41 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 30 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Algona: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.8%), Irish (15.7%), Norwegian (8.6%), United States (6.1%), English (6.1%), Swedish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/31/1872

Elevation: 1190 feet

Land area: 4.49 square miles.

Population density: 1,228 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Algona:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Algona city:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

30 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Algona, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Algona to the number of sex offenders is 787 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,225 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,474 (1.3%)

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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: +1,126 (+20.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,066 (74.9%)

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
Murders 00000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.019.10.00.0
Rapes 01330110101
per 100,000 0.017.453.153.50.018.418.80.019.10.018.1
Robberies 00010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.017.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 736181412148129
per 100,000 122.152.1106.117.8143.3257.2225.7264.9153.0214.7162.8
Burglaries 85274053321616771515
per 100,000 1482.1468.7707.3944.4573.1294.0301.0132.5133.9268.4271.3
Thefts 5654394440402329262434
per 100,000 976.5937.3689.7784.0716.3734.9432.7548.7497.2429.4614.9
Auto thefts 581175210311
per 100,000 87.2138.9194.5124.789.536.718.80.057.417.918.1
Arson 20031010210
per 100,000 34.90.00.053.517.90.018.80.038.217.90.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.7) 164.199.6147.3149.998.5112.294.379.3111.275.786.7

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Crime rate in Algona detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 14 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Iowa average:

1.72

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Algona, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -450 (-7.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Algona-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 179% 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.

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: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 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/medical centers in Algona:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Algona, IA

Airports located in Algona:


Local government website: www.ci.algona.ia.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Algona:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 41 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,064)
  • Buena Vista University (about 58 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 76 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • South Central College (about 77 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Iowa State University (about 79 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 88 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 97 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)

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)
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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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.21
U.S.:

9.59

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

ALGONA MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 5741, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between APR-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-28-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2003), St Public Notif received (MAR-11-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2004), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-11-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2004)
PRIME TIME RESTAURANT & SPORTS LOUNGE (Address: 1107 HUNGERY HOLLOW RD , Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2004 and AUG-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2004), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2004), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-18-2005 to MAY-18-2005)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
RACERS BAR & GRILL (Address: 1826 HWY 18 , Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2005)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2002 and FEB-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2002), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-04-2004)
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-2002 and FEB-2002, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2002), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-04-2004)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
RIVER ROAD GOLF CLUB (Population served: 59, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-05-2005 to DEC-09-2005), St BCA signed (DEC-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-05-2004), St Public Notif requested (NOV-05-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-05-2005 to DEC-09-2005), St BCA signed (DEC-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-08-2004), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2004), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-05-2005 to DEC-09-2005), St BCA signed (DEC-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2006)
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) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-27-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-27-2004), St Formal NOV issued (2 times from JAN-20-2005 to JAN-20-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (2 times from FEB-15-2005 to FEB-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (4 times from JUL-05-2005 to DEC-09-2005), St BCA signed (2 times from DEC-09-2005 to DEC-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-29-2006 to JUN-29-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SMITH LAKE PARK (Address: 2407 HWY 169 , Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUL-2000 and AUG-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2000), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2000)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 77.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Algona, IA

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 compared to Iowa state average:

Algona, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Algona travel time to work - commute


Algona mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 82.31%
Here82.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents41.7%17.8%13.8%12.9%5.0%
Congregations16.7%16.7%21.4%9.5%11.9%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristBaptist General ConferenceOther
Adherents1.8%1.7%1.4%0.9%3.0%
Congregations2.4%2.4%2.4%2.4%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Kossuth County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

12.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kossuth County:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Kossuth County:

26.9%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$18,343$44,0238$2,272
Police Protection - Officers 10$30,850$37,0200$0
Police - Other 4$9,215$27,6454$3,932
Firefighters 1$4,043$48,5161$279
Streets and Highways 6$18,035$36,0702$1,147
Health 2$7,401$44,4060$0
Sewerage 3$10,893$43,5720$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,001$42,0063$2,055
Transit 0$0 2$1,596
Local Libraries 3$7,255$29,0206$4,107
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$640
Totals for Government 36$113,036$37,67927$16,028

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $490,000 ($88.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $420,000 ($76.24)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($1.45)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $624,000 ($113.27)
    Police Protection: $621,000 ($112.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $561,000 ($101.83)
    Financial Administration: $355,000 ($64.44)
    Sewerage: $301,000 ($54.64)
    Libraries: $249,000 ($45.20)
    Health Services - Other: $230,000 ($41.75)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $204,000 ($37.03)
    General - Other: $144,000 ($26.14)
    Air Transportation: $114,000 ($20.69)
    Fire Protection: $91,000 ($16.52)
    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 ($21.96)
    Benefit Payments: $39,000 ($7.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($36.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $77,000 ($13.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $69,000 ($12.52)
    Regular Highways: $67,000 ($12.16)
    Fire Protection: $65,000 ($11.80)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($10.17)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($4.36)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($1.63)
    General - Other: $8,000 ($1.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,373,000 ($249.23)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $40,000 ($7.26)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $409,000 ($74.24)
    All Other: $279,000 ($50.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $159,000 ($28.86)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $4,000 ($0.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $116,000 ($21.06)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $307,000 ($55.73)
    All Other: $119,000 ($21.60)
    Health & Hospitals: $54,000 ($9.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $300,000 ($54.46)
    Interest Earnings: $211,000 ($38.30)
    Rents: $58,000 ($10.53)
    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 ($83.50)
    General Support: $112,000 ($20.33)
    Transit Utilities: $15,000 ($2.72)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Tax - Property: $2,042,000 ($370.67)
    Total General Sales: $445,000 ($80.78)
    Public Utilities: $55,000 ($9.98)
    NEC: $25,000 ($4.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,607,000 ($291.70)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,475,000 ($267.74)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,425,000 ($440.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,470,000 ($266.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,040,000 ($370.30)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,427,000 ($259.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $180,000 ($32.67)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $390,000 ($70.79)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $80,000 ($14.52)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $322,000 ($58.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,686,000 ($669.09)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,462,000 ($265.38)

4.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.03%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, IA  0.21% ($23,538 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.19% ($28,083)
from Emmet County, IA  0.17% ($30,909)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.56% ($28,306 average AGI)
to Story County, IA  0.31% ($28,600)
to Humboldt County, IA  0.26% ($30,647)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Algona, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 124
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Algona fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


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
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Curves1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1New Balance1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1Subway2
KFC1Super 81
Kmart1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Long John Silver's1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Algona, IA


Algona on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most White Non-Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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  • Jordan Spear (7)
  • Ted Hollinger (6)
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  • Mike Schiltz (1)
  • Jeannie C. Small (1)
  • Don Vanderbrook (1)
  • Larue D. Small (1)
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Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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