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Welcome to Algona ...

The city of Algona is located in Kossuth County<1> and is the County Seat for Kossuth County.

The location of Algona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Algona has a population of 5,397 people<3> (see below for details).

Algona is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Algona: (515)

The ZIP code for Algona: 50511<5>

Websites for Algona ...

Official Website:   www.ci.algona.ia.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.algona.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Algona had an population of 5,397 people. This is a decrease of 2.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.99% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Algona ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Algona.

  • West Bend [Palo Alto County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bend
    • West Bend [Palo Alto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Algona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 748 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Bend
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Bend<7>
  • Bancroft [Kossuth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
    • Bancroft [Kossuth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Algona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 696 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
  • Burt [Kossuth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burt
    • Burt [Kossuth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Algona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burt
  • Whittemore [Kossuth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whittemore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittemore
    • Whittemore [Kossuth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Algona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittemore
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Titonka [Kossuth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Titonka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Titonka
      • Titonka [Kossuth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Algona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Titonka
    • Wesley [Kossuth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesley
      • Wesley [Kossuth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Algona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 365 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley
    • Livermore [Humboldt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livermore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livermore
      • Livermore [Humboldt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Algona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
    • Bode [Humboldt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bode
      • Bode [Humboldt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Algona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bode
    • Corwith [Hancock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corwith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corwith
      • Corwith [Hancock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Algona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corwith
    • Lu Verne [Kossuth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lu Verne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lu Verne
      • Lu Verne [Kossuth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Algona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lu Verne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lu Verne<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Algona. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Algona.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Algona.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Algona. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Algona.

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 ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Kossuth County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Algona: www.ci.algona.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Kossuth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Algona.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Algona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for our own planning, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0739, Longitude: -94.2311       In this case, the coordinates for Algona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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