Algona, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Algona, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Algona had a population of 3,177 as of July 1, 2016. Algona ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Algona is located at latitude 47.2819 and longitude -122.2505 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Algona (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Algona (GNIS ID: 2409680) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Algona is located within Federal Way-Auburn Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Algona population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Algona: Algoma, Valley City.

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Algona, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,177
Population in Households 3,168
Population in Familes 2,673
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 2,451
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 984
Average Household Size 3.22
Family Households 758
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 758 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 226 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $215,094
Average Home Value $258,707


Median Household Income $63,682
Average Household Income $77,332
Per Capita Income $23,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 1.08%
Households 0.51% 0.92%
Families 0.78% 0.93%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Algona, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Algona to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 245 61st
Population Density1 # 123 81st
Diversity Index2 # 63 90th
Median Household Income # 198 69th
Per Capita Income # 440 30th

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