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Algona, Iowa

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The location of Algona

Welcome to Algona ...

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

The location of Algona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Algona has a population of 5,468 people<2> (see below for details).

Algona is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Algona is within the boundaries of the (515) area code.

The ZIP code for Algona: 50511<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Algona had a population of 5,560 people (or 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 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 2017 Census Estimates, Algona had an population of 5,468 people. This is a decrease of 1.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.76% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Algona ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Algona and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Bancroft   [Map]   705   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bode   [Map]   290   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burt   [Map]   507   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Corwith   [Map]   257   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Livermore   [Map]   363   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lu Verne   [Map]   251   SE   13 miles [20.9 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Algona. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Algona, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Algona.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Algona:

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Algona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algona. The point we use 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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