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Algona, Iowa

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Welcome to Algona ...

The city of Algona is located in Kossuth County and is the County Seat for Kossuth County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Algona has a population of 5,470 people<1> (see below for details).

Algona is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Algona lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Algona is within the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Algona: 50511<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Algona had a population of 5,560 people (which is 35.77% of the total population of Kossuth County). This makes Algona the county's most populous community.

The population of Algona represents 0.18% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 68th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,560 people, the population of Algona decreased 3.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,741 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Algona had an population of 5,470 people. This is a decrease of 1.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.72% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Algona.

Communities near Algona ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Algona and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2015
Bancroft   [Map]   710   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bode   [Map]   293   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burt   [Map]   511   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Corwith   [Map]   269   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fenton   [Map]   263   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Livermore   [Map]   366   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Algona.

Communities Also Named Algona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Algona - they are located in New York and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Algona.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Algona. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Algona. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Algona. Our list includes 10 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Algona:

Websites for Algona ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Algona ...

Looking for more information about Algona? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Algona, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Algona.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Algona. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Kossuth County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Algona:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Algona.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Algona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Algona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Algona or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Algona. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Algona) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Algona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Algona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algona. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0739, Longitude: -94.2311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Algona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Algona.


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