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Welcome to Alta ...

The city of Alta is located in Buena Vista County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alta has a population of 1,903 people<3> (see below for details).

Alta is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alta is within the boundaries of the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Alta: 51002<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alta had an population of 1,903 people. This is an increase of 1.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alta had a population of 1,883 people (or 9.29% of the total population of Buena Vista County). This makes Alta the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Alta represents 0.06% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,883 people, the population of Alta has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,865 people).

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

Communities Also Named Alta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Alta - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Montana (2), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Tennessee, Utah (2), West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Alta ...

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

  • Storm Lake [Buena Vista County]
  • Cherokee [Cherokee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,869 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<7>
  • Holstein [Ida County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holstein have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holstein
    • Holstein [Ida County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holstein
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holstein<7>
  • Aurelia [Cherokee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurelia
    • Aurelia [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Alta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurelia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurelia<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newell [Buena Vista County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newell
      • Newell [Buena Vista County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newell<7>
    • Sioux Rapids [Buena Vista County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sioux Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux Rapids
      • Sioux Rapids [Buena Vista County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Rapids
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux Rapids<7>
    • Schaller [Sac County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schaller
      • Schaller [Sac County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaller<7>
    • Lakeside [Buena Vista County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Buena Vista County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Albert City [Buena Vista County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albert City
      • Albert City [Buena Vista County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 665 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albert City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albert City<7>
    • Early [Sac County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Early have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Early
      • Early [Sac County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Early
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Early<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 Alta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alta. 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 Alta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alta. See our Newspapers Page for Alta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alta ...

Looking for more information about Alta? 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 Alta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Buena Vista County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buena Vista County: www.co.buena-vista.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 Buena Vista, 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 Alta.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alta - 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 Alta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alta 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alta) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6719, Longitude: -95.3046       In this case, the coordinates for Alta 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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