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Welcome to Alvord ...

The city of Alvord is located in Lyon County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alvord has a population of 201 people<3> (see below for details).

Alvord is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alvord is located in the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Alvord: 51230<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alvord had an population of 201 people. This is an increase of 2.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alvord had a population of 196 people. This makes Alvord the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 196 people, the population of Alvord increased 4.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 187 people).

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

Communities Also Named Alvord ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alvord - they are located in Missouri, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Alvord ...

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

  • Sioux Center [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sioux Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sioux Center
    • Sioux Center [Sioux County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Alvord
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,605 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sioux Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sioux Center<7>
  • Rock Valley [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Valley
    • Rock Valley [Sioux County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Alvord
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,854 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Valley<7>
  • Canton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Alvord
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,560 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<7>
  • Rock Rapids [Lyon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Rapids
    • Rock Rapids [Lyon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Alvord
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,522 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Rapids<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hull [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [Sioux County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull<7>
    • George [Lyon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for George have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for George
      • George [Lyon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Alvord
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,042 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for George<7>
    • Larchwood [Lyon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larchwood
      • Larchwood [Lyon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Alvord
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larchwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larchwood<7>
    • Inwood [Lyon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inwood
      • Inwood [Lyon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Alvord
      • Estimated population in 2019: 849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inwood<7>
    • Valley Springs [Minnehaha County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Springs
      • Valley Springs [Minnehaha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Alvord
      • Estimated population in 2019: 730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Springs<7>
    • Boyden [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyden
      • Boyden [Sioux County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Estimated population in 2019: 679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyden

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 Alvord. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alvord.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alvord ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Lyon County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Lyon, 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 Alvord.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alvord - 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 Alvord). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alvord 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alvord) 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 Alvord. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alvord

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvord. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3418, Longitude: -96.3026       In this case, the coordinates for Alvord 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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