Alta, Iowa Population 2024

1,966

Alta is a city located in Buena Vista County Iowa. Alta has a 2024 population of 1,966. Alta is currently declining at a rate of -1.9% annually and its population has decreased by -5.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,088 in 2020.

The average household income in Alta is $82,385 with a poverty rate of 4.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Alta is 36.7 years, 39.1 years for males, and 34.7 years for females.

Alta Demographics

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

  • White: 72.77%
  • Asian: 11.06%
  • Black or African American: 5.94%
  • Other race: 5.12%
  • Two or more races: 4.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.45%
  • Native American:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,824.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.84% (-122)
The current population of Alta, Iowa is 1,966 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,088.

Alta, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,60672.77%
Asian24411.06%
Black or African American1315.94%
Other race1135.12%
Two or more races1034.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander100.45%
Native American
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White

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Alta Population by Race

Alta Population Pyramid 2024

Alta Median Age

36.7

Total

39.1

Male

34.7

Female

Alta Adults

There are 1,515 adults, (263 of whom are seniors) in Alta.

Alta Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Alta Sex Ratio

Female1,09149.43%
Male1,11650.57%

Alta Population by Age

Alta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7233.0382.817.2
Married3453.818911
Non Family2601.9473.826.2
Female852.8985.914.1
Male333.8281.818.2
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3.52

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

82.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alta 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

Alta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alta Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.37%.

Alta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,863

Average Earnings

$42,593

Average Male

$33,495

Average Female

Alta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alta Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alta Language

74.44% of Alta residents speak only English, while 25.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.1% of the population.

Alta Language

Alta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,419876.13%
Hispanic316134.11%
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4.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.93%

Male Poverty Rate

4.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alta is White, with 6.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alta is Hispanic, with 4.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 3.05%.

Alta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School5.57%
Some College2.57%
Less Than 9th Grade2.21%
Bachelors or Greater
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Alta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.18%
Male Unemployed2.19%
Male Employed1.83%
Female Unemployed
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Alta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Alta Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alta 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.

Alta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

98

Number of Veterans

98

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Alta Veterans by War

count

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Alta Veterans by Age

count

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Alta Veterans by Race

Alta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.5%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

15.4%

Unemployment Rate

Alta Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alta Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alta 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

68.24%

Born in Alta

84.82%

Native Born

15.18%

Foreign Born

11.96%

Non Citizen

3.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.82% of Alta residents were born in the United States, with 68.24% having been born in Iowa. 11.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Alta Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,776-38-2.09%
20281,814-38-2.05%
20271,852-38-2.01%
20261,890-38-1.97%
20251,928-38-1.93%
20241,966-38-1.9%
20232,004-38-1.86%
20222,042-38-1.83%
20212,080-8-0.38%
20202,0881849.66%
20191,904-16-0.83%
20181,920-23-1.18%
20171,943-10-0.51%
20161,95390.46%
20151,944-24-1.22%
20141,968-11-0.56%
20131,979130.66%
20121,966381.97%
20111,928140.73%
20101,914
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Alta Population by Year