Algona, Iowa Population 2024

5,349

Algona is a city located in Kossuth County Iowa. Algona has a 2024 population of 5,349. It is also the county seat of Kossuth County.Algona is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -2.3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,475 in 2020.

The average household income in Algona is $65,411 with a poverty rate of 10.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Algona is 43.6 years, 40.3 years for males, and 49.4 years for females.

Algona Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Algona was:

  • White: 90.41%
  • Other race: 4.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.67%
  • Black or African American: 1.12%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,188.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.3% (-126)
The current population of Algona, Iowa is 5,349 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,475.

Algona, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,92190.41%
Other race2304.23%
Two or more races2003.67%
Black or African American611.12%
Asian310.57%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Algona Population by Race

Algona Population Pyramid 2024

Algona Median Age

43.6

Total

40.3

Male

49.4

Female

Algona Adults

There are 4,408 adults, (1,436 of whom are seniors) in Algona.

Algona Age Dependency

83.1

Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Algona Sex Ratio

Female2,89153.11%
Male2,55246.89%

Algona Population by Age

Algona Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,5352.0662.237.8
Non Family1,3231.1552.447.6
Married9353.0481.718.3
Female1653.5549.750.3
Male1122.5234.865.2
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2.9

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Algona Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Algona Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Algona Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.52%.

Algona Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,321

Average Earnings

$51,956

Average Male

$32,461

Average Female

Algona Earnings by Educational Attainment

Algona Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Algona Language

93.98% of Algona residents speak only English, while 6.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.4% of the population.

Algona Language

Algona Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,60249110.67%
Hispanic4194911.69%
Other230135.65%
Asian3113.23%
Multiple19910.5%
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10.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.1%

Male Poverty Rate

12.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Algona

The race most likely to be in poverty in Algona is Hispanic, with 11.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Algona is Multiple, with 0.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.77%.

Algona Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15%
Some College9.64%
High School7.62%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%
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Algona Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed14.01%
Female Unemployed11.43%
Male Employed4.54%
Male Unemployed
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Algona Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Algona Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Algona Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Algona Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Algona Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Algona Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Algona Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

409

Number of Veterans

388

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Algona Veterans by War

count

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Algona Veterans by Age

count

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Algona Veterans by Race

Algona Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Algona Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Algona Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Algona Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Algona Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.39%

Born in Algona

94.16%

Native Born

5.84%

Foreign Born

4.76%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.16% of Algona residents were born in the United States, with 78.39% having been born in Iowa. 4.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Algona Place of Birth

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,284-13-0.25%
20285,297-13-0.24%
20275,310-13-0.24%
20265,323-13-0.24%
20255,336-13-0.24%
20245,349-13-0.24%
20235,362-13-0.24%
20225,375-13-0.24%
20215,388-87-1.59%
20205,475951.77%
20195,380-22-0.41%
20185,402-44-0.81%
20175,446-55-1%
20165,501450.82%
20155,456-24-0.44%
20145,480-27-0.49%
20135,507-21-0.38%
20125,52860.11%
20115,522-28-0.5%
20105,550-191-3.33%
20005,741-274-4.56%
19906,015-274-4.36%
19806,2892574.26%
19706,0323305.79%
19605,7022875.3%
19505,4154619.31%
19404,95496924.32%
19303,9852617.01%
19203,72481628.06%
19102,908-3-0.1%
19002,911
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Algona Population by Year