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.

Algona is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.44%), management occupations (12.90%), and teaching (11.02%).

One of the benefits of Algona is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.95 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Algona citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.62% of adults in Algona have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Algona in 2010 was $27,165, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,660 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 Danish.

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

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