|Nickname(s): City of the Great Blue Heron|
Location of Algona in King County
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Mayor||David Hill|
|• Total||1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)|
|• Land||1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||82 ft (25 m)|
|• Estimate (2014)||3,133|
|• Density||2,336.4/sq mi (902.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC−8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC−7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1511959|
Algona is a city in King County, Washington, United States, and the Seattle metropolitan area, surrounded by the suburbs of Auburn to the north and east, Pacific to the south, and unincorporated King County to the west. The population is 3,014 as of the 2010 census. The population was 3,075 at 2013 Estimate from Office of Financial Management.
Due to Algona's close adjacency to the city of Pacific, the two communities are sometimes referred to collectively as Algona-Pacific or Algona/Pacific.
The community was originally called Algoma (a recording error by postal officials accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected).
Algona was officially incorporated on August 22, 1955.
Every year Algona has a city-run festival called "Algona Days". The event includes an assortment of food vendors, small rides, live music and a classic car show.
|U.S. Decennial Census
The typical home for sale in Algona was built in 1981, which is about the same age as the typical home for sale in Washington.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,014 people, 953 households, and 722 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,336.4 inhabitants per square mile (902.1/km2). There were 1,018 housing units at an average density of 789.1 per square mile (304.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.1% White, 3.3% African American, 1.7% Native American, 11.7% Asian, 2.0% Pacific Islander, 7.5% from other races, and 6.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.9% of the population.
There were 953 households of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.49.
The median age in the city was 33.1 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 6.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,460 people, 845 households, and 643 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,827.6 people per square mile (703.6/km²). There were 878 housing units at an average density of 652.3 per square mile (251.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.80% White, 1.67% African American, 1.87% Native American, 5.93% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.28% from other races, and 3.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.98% of the population.
There were 845 households out of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the city the age distribution of the population shows 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $50,833, and the median income for a family was $52,462. Males had a median income of $40,450 versus $28,370 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,734. About 3.2% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2004 Presidential election, Algona consists of three voting precincts. All three gave pluralities to Democrat John Kerry, although only one (which consists the southern half of the city) gave him a majority. However, the remaining precinct was sufficiently Democratic to give Kerry a moderate majority overall. The 2004 Presidential results were as follows.
- John F. Kerry (Democrat) – 509 (51.41%)
- George W. Bush (Republican) – 458 (46.26%)
- Ralph Nader (Independent) – 15 (1.52%)
- Other candidates and write-ins – 8 (0.81%)
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