Algona, IA
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Algona is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,470 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Algona is the 68th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Algona isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Algona are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Algona is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Algona who work in office and administrative support (16.73%), teaching (12.07%), and management occupations (9.98%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Algona spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.74 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Algona citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.54% of adults in Algona have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Algona in 2010 was $26,275, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,100 for a family of four. However, Algona contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Algona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Algona residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Algona include Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Algona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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