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People

Total Population 2,056
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,027
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 61.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $31,777
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,854
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,750
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $645
Median House Value $96,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles E of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Buena Vista
Standard Zip Codes 51002
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.673
Longitude -95.29

Alta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station STORM LAKE 2 E
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station CHEROKEE
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station IDA GROVE 5 NW
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 29.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alta, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hanover (51002)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aurelia 1,002 $61,250
Galva 519 $52,500
Lakeside 662 $78,056

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alta Public Libraries

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Alta Public Library
409 W. HWY 7
Alta, Iowa
(712) 284-1250

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Alta High Schools

ALTA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
101 W 5TH
712-200-1331
Serves 210 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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