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Alta Vista, Iowa

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Welcome to Alta Vista ...

The city of Alta Vista is located in Chickasaw County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alta Vista has a population of 260 people<1> (see below for details).

Alta Vista is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Alta Vista is located in the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Alta Vista: 50603<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alta Vista had a population of 266 people. This makes Alta Vista the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 266 people, the population of Alta Vista decreased 6.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 286 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alta Vista had an population of 260 people. This is a decrease of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.09% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alta Vista.

Communities near Alta Vista ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Charles City   [Map]   7,457   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cresco   [Map]   3,808   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Floyd   [Map]   324   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fredericksburg   [Map]   923   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ionia   [Map]   284   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawler   [Map]   419   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Alta Vista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Alta Vista - they are located in Alabama (2), California (3), Colorado (2), Florida (2), Georgia (2), Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Ontario, Saskatchewan, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah (2) and Washington (2).

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

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 Alta Vista. 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 Alta Vista. 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 Alta Vista.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta Vista ...

Looking for more information about Alta Vista? 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 Alta Vista, 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 Alta Vista.

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) Alta Vista. 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.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
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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.

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About Chickasaw County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alta Vista. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chickasaw County: www.chickasawcoia.org/

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

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta Vista - 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 Alta Vista). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alta Vista 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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Alta Vista. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alta Vista) 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 Alta Vista. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alta Vista

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta Vista. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1968, Longitude: -92.4170     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alta Vista 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 Alta Vista.