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Welcome to Kalona ...

The city of Kalona is located in Washington County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kalona has a population of 2,542 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kalona.

Kalona is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Kalona is within the boundaries of the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Kalona: 52247<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kalona had an population of 2,542 people. This is an increase of 7.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kalona had a population of 2,363 people (which is 10.89% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Kalona the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Kalona represents 0.08% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 137th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,363 people, the population of Kalona increased 3.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,293 people).

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

Communities Also Named Kalona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Kalona - it's located in Alabama.

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

Communities near Kalona ...

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

  • Iowa City [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iowa City
    • Iowa City [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Kalona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,608 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iowa City<7>
  • Coralville [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coralville
    • Coralville [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Kalona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,484 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coralville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coralville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coralville<7>
  • North Liberty [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Liberty
    • North Liberty [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Kalona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,736 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Liberty<7>
  • Washington [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Kalona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,206 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tiffin [Johnson County]
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      • Tiffin [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Kalona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiffin<7>
    • Wellman [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellman
      • Wellman [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Kalona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,401 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellman<7>
    • Lone Tree [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree
      • Lone Tree [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Kalona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lone Tree<7>
    • University Heights [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Heights
      • University Heights [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Kalona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Heights
    • Riverside [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Kalona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<7>
    • North English [Iowa County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kalona ...

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

Adding Kalona to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kalona in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kalona was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kalona on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kalona on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Washington County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kalona. 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 Washington, 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 Kalona.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kalona - 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 Kalona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kalona 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kalona) 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 Kalona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KalonaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kalona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4873, Longitude: -91.7017       In this case, the coordinates for Kalona 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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