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Welcome to Alta ...
The city of Alta is located in Buena Vista County.
The location of Alta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Alta has a population of 1,936 people<2> (see below for details).
Alta is 1,510 feet [460 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Alta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Alta lies within the (712) area code.
The ZIP code for Alta: 51002<4>
Population Details ...
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 (with a count of 1,865 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alta had an population of 1,936 people. This is an increase of 2.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.81% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Alta.
Communities near Alta ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alta and not the distance if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Buena Vista County: www.co.buena-vista.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 16 Jun 2019