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Demographics

People

Total Population2,104
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+1,022
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married60.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,444
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,969
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,776

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,417
% Above Poverty Level87.9%
% Below Poverty Level12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$659
Median House Value$96,900

Ancestry

German39.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Irish13.1%
Swedish7.1%
Norwegian4.4%
English3.3%
Danishn2.7%
Dutch2.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.6%
Polish0.7%
Canadian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Italian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Greek0.1%
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Alta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Buena Vista County
Standard Zip Codes51002
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.67
Approximate Longitude-95.3

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)

StationSTORM LAKE 2 E
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp6 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationCHEROKEE
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp5 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp36 to 63 F
Annual Precip29 inches
StationIDA GROVE 5 NW
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp7 to 26 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip29.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aurelia955$70,875
Galva466$57,500
Lakeside674$76,250
Rembrandt161$60,000
Schaller795$52,500
Storm Lake10,768$53,582

Alta Public Libraries

Alta Community Library
1009 S MAIN ST
Alta, Iowa
(712) 200-1250

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Alta Public Schools

Alta Elementary School
1009 Main St
ZIP: 51002
(712) 200-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Alta-aurelia High School School
1009 South Main Street
ZIP: 51002
(712) 200-1331
High
Total Enrollment 220
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