Alta, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 1,952 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.7%
 
Males: 1,004  (51.5%)
Females: 948  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51002.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,085 (it was $31,941 in 2000)
Alta:

$41,085
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,641 (it was $15,908 in 2000)

Alta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,964 (it was $66,700 in 2000)
Alta:

$90,964
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $585.

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  • Races in Alta, IA (2010)

    Alta races chart
    • 1,53481.5%White alone
    • 29615.7%Hispanic
    • 221.2%Black alone
    • 160.8%Asian alone
    • 120.6%Two or more races
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alta: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (37.3%), Irish (10.6%), United States (7.3%), Swedish (6.0%), Norwegian (4.1%), English (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 11/11/1878

Elevation: 1490 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 1,863 people per square mile   (low).

Alta,IA real estate house value index trend

Alta, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Alta:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alta city:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

93 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

5.0%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Alta, Iowa as of August 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Alta to the number of sex offenders is 973 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 2013: $1,158 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $938 (1.2%)

Alta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (56.8 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (104.2 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (394.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Storm Lake, IA (2.4 miles ), Aurelia, IA (2.7 miles ), Truesdale, IA (2.7 miles) , Lakeside, IA (2.8 miles ), Schaller, IA (3.5 miles ), Rembrandt, IA (3.6 miles ), Galva, IA (3.6 miles ), Cherokee, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.67 N, Longitude: 95.30 W

Area code: 712

Alta household income distribution Alta home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Alta, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alta-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Alta city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 tornado 25.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 77% 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 210.5 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 232.0 miles away from Alta 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 182.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 114.4 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 213.3 miles away from Alta center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alta topographic map

Birthplace of: George Alfred Carlson - Governor for Colorado.

Hospitals and medical centers in Alta:

  • ALTA MEMORIAL HOSP (202 W 7TH ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Alta:

  • FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY (Hospital, about 5 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • BUENA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • RENAL CENTER OF STORM LAKE, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • NORTH LAKE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • BUENA VISTA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; STORM LAKE, IA)
  • COUNTRY SIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CHEROKEE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alta:

  • Buena Vista University (about 6 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 55 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 56 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 58 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • University of South Dakota (about 83 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 93 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Iowa State University (about 96 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)

Public high school in Alta:

  • ALTA-AURELIA HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL (Location: 1009 SOUTH MAIN STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Alta:

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Library in Alta:

  • ALTA COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $50,008; Location: 1009 MAIN ST; 11,509 books; 634 audio materials; 1,514 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Alta: Alta Golf and Country Club (A), Alta (B), Cargill Incorporated Elevator (C), Buena Vista Fairgrounds (D), Alta Fire and Rescue (E), Alta Public Library (F), Alta City Police Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alta include: Evangelical Free Church (A), Presbyterian Church (B), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Trinity Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Buena Vista County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.7%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.3% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
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: 0.1% of all households
5 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Alta, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Alta (2011 data):

  • Heritage Bank National Association: Alta Main Branch at 202 Main Street, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/27: Bank assets: $463.2 mil, Deposits: $380.6 mil, headquarters in Spicer, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bancshares Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Alta city (based on Buena Vista County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,25323
Evangelical Protestant3,87821
Catholic3,1942
Other3382
None7,597-
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: 5
Buena Vista County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Buena Vista County:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Buena Vista County:

28.2%
Iowa:

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

18.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alta:

39.8%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Alta:

28.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.2%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alta:

11.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alta:

32.4%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Alta:

50.6%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.2%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alta, IA Residents
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
Financial Administration 1$4,982$59,7840$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$645
Streets and Highways 3$9,808$39,2320$0
Electric Power 9$32,017$42,6891$531
Local Libraries 0$0 6$2,657
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,329
Totals for Government 13$46,807$43,20616$5,162

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

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $86,000 ($44.06)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,517,000 ($777.15)
    Regular Highways: $140,000 ($71.72)
    Parks & Recreation: $139,000 ($71.21)
    Police Protection: $137,000 ($70.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($51.74)
    Financial Administration: $82,000 ($42.01)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($35.86)
    General - Other: $52,000 ($26.64)
    Fire Protection: $36,000 ($18.44)
    Health Services - Other: $32,000 ($16.39)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($14.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($10.25)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($8.71)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $112,000 ($57.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($11.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $553,000 ($283.30)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($52.77)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($45.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($7.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $59,000 ($30.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($53.79)
    Property Sale Other: $47,000 ($24.08)
    General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($3.59)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,419,000 ($726.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $149,000 ($76.33)
    General Support: $38,000 ($19.47)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.51)
  • Tax - Property: $231,000 ($118.34)
    Total General Sales: $133,000 ($68.14)
    NEC: $10,000 ($5.12)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $1,965,000 ($1006.66)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $364,000 ($186.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $1,910,000 ($978.48)
    Other, NEC: $364,000 ($186.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $55,000 ($28.18)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $999,000 ($511.78)

6.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,745 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Sac County, IA  0.32% ($37,760 average AGI)
from Pocahontas County, IA  0.31% ($27,000)
from Cherokee County, IA  0.26% ($31,800)


7.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,294 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.65%
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 Cherokee County, IA  0.43% ($36,029 average AGI)
to Clay County, IA  0.42% ($36,212)
to Polk County, IA  0.35% ($35,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alta:

  • KAYL (990 AM; 0 kW; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KCHE (1440 AM; 1 kW; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alta:

  • KBVU-FM (97.5 FM; ALTA, IA; Owner: BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY)
  • KAYL-FM (101.7 FM; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTFG (102.9 FM; SIOUX RAPIDS, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCHE-FM (92.1 FM; CHEROKEE, IA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K242AM (96.3 FM; NEWELL, IA; Owner: GOOD NEWS NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alta:

  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • K47FZ (Channel 47; STORM LAKE, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

Alta fatal accident list:

Jan 4, 1992 12:04 AM, 7, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 2,580Total average daily traffic
  • 412Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,475Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alta)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Lat: 42.720639 Lon: -95.320472, Call Sign: WQKH904
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.787 MHz, 457.400 MHz, 452.100 MHz, 457.100 MHz, 469.262 MHzGrant Date: 05/27/2009, Expiration Date: 05/27/2019, Certifier: John KulpRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001-4545, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • Lat: 42.803889 Lon: -95.318611, Call Sign: WQKI299
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.825 MHz, 463.612 MHz, 464.325 MHz, 468.612 MHz, 469.812 MHzGrant Date: 05/29/2009, Expiration Date: 05/29/2019, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2015, Certifier: Donald RootRegistrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:
  • Lat: 42.664833 Lon: -95.303444, Call Sign: WQOH216
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 09/26/2011, Expiration Date: 09/26/2021, Certifier: Lynn EvansRegistrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464
  • Lat: 42.662806 Lon: -95.352250, Call Sign: WQRV795
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.725 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2013, Expiration Date: 08/02/2023, Certifier: Trudy HinkeldeyRegistrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:
  • Lat: 42.803750 Lon: -95.308361, Call Sign: WQVJ791
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.825 MHz, 463.612 MHz, 464.325 MHz, 468.612 MHz, 469.812 MHzGrant Date: 03/05/2015, Expiration Date: 03/05/2025, Certifier: Steve WhiteRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001-4545, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 13 N Main St (Lat: 42.673861 Lon: -95.309694), Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WPJF251
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.287 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/1996, Expiration Date: 05/08/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2001Registrant: Phone: (507) 835-8375
  • ALTA FIRST C, 14 N Main Street (Lat: 42.675167 Lon: -95.305056), Type: Silo, Structure height: 49 m, Overall height: 54.8 m, Call Sign: WQQB294, Licensee ID: L00002716
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/12/2012, Expiration Date: 10/12/2022, Certifier: Fred GibsonRegistrant: Evertek, Inc., 216 N. Main Street, Everly, IA 51338, Phone: (712) 834-0223, Fax: (712) 834-2214, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • South Of C-63 On Highway 110 (Lat: 42.631083 Lon: -95.290250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 52.7 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: KNKJ660
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.700 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2004, Certifier: Paul H KuziaRegistrant: Venable, LLP, 575 7th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 344-4000, Fax: (202) 344-8300, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA0EPU, Grant Date: 01/20/1995, Expiration Date: 01/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/23/2007, Registrant: Elmer H Thompson, 101 Nw 1st St, Alta, IA 51002
  • Call Sign: KA5JIM, Grant Date: 04/27/1999, Expiration Date: 04/27/2009, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2011, Registrant: William A Rouse, 5685 70th Ave, Alta, IA 51002
  • Call Sign: WB0FNA, Licensee ID: L00134962, Grant Date: 08/22/2009, Expiration Date: 10/17/2019, Registrant: Mark L Van Hooser, 6025 30th Ave, Alta, IA 51002
  • Call Sign: KD7LCO, Licensee ID: L00303433, Grant Date: 09/14/2010, Expiration Date: 12/05/2020, Certifier: Ronald A Harter, Registrant: Ronald A Harter, 114 West Links Drive, Alta, IA 51002
  • Call Sign: KC0TQR, Licensee ID: L00964536, Grant Date: 01/12/2005, Expiration Date: 01/12/2015, Certifier: Robert E Christensen, Registrant: Robert E Christensen, 5973 30th Ave, Alta, IA 51002


FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alta that have no violations reported:

  • ALTA MUNICIPAL WATER PLANT (Address: 223 MAIN ST , Population served: 1,963, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Alta

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alta, IA
Most common first names in Alta, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1881.3 years
Anna1785.6 years
John1572.1 years
William1579.0 years
Carl1485.4 years
Walter1280.8 years
George1175.5 years
Arthur1180.5 years
Esther1176.5 years
Paul1174.5 years
Most common last names in Alta, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4383.5 years
Peterson4281.8 years
Anderson2780.3 years
Hinkeldey1578.0 years
Hansen1381.4 years
Gustafson1276.3 years
Carlson1082.7 years
Miller980.8 years
Huseman871.0 years
Friedrich781.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Alta compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
There are 12 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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