Profile for Algona, Iowa, IA
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Algona is a city in Kossuth County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from the word "Algonquian," for the tribe.
The latitude of Algona is 43.07N. The longitude is -94.232W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,194 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,592.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Algona demographic reports
Algona is on the Des Moines River.
Former and merged names include:
· Call's Grove
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- Band Day Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
- Founders' Day - July 5-7, 2007
- Kossuth County Fair - Aug. 1-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Algona web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Ambrose A. Call State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
47% of Algona residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Algona ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Algona was $16,979, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Algona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Algona festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Kossuth County Fair - A
- Founders' Day - J
- Band Day Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Algona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $312. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $603.
Libraries in Algona include Algona Public Library ... View libraries
Kossuth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Algona political report.
The average commute time for Algona workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Algona include Americinn Algona, Super 8.
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