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Welcome to Alvord ...

The city of Alvord is located in Lyon County.

The location of Alvord has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alvord has a population of 203 people<2> (see below for details).

Alvord is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Alvord: (712)

The ZIP code for Alvord: 51230<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alvord had an population of 203 people. This is an increase of 3.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.56% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alvord ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Boyden   [Map]   688   SE   18 miles [29 km]
George   [Map]   1,059   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hull   [Map]   2,309   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Inwood   [Map]   828   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Larchwood   [Map]   877   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rock Rapids   [Map]   2,549   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alvord. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Alvord.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alvord.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alvord - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alvord) 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 Alvord. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alvord have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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