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Albert City, Iowa
A tree-lined street in Albert City
A tree-lined street in Albert City
Location of Albert City, Iowa
Location of Albert City, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buena Vista
Area
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.41 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.41 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,319 ft (402 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 677
 • Density 1,230.90/sq mi (480.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50510
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-00865
GNIS feature ID 0454113
Website http://www.albertcity.com

Albert City is a city in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. The population was 677 at the 2020 census.

The town was established in 1890 on property owned by George Anderson, and was initially named Manthorp, after a town in Sweden. However, the post office department was concerned that the town's name would be confused with the nearby community of Marathon, so Manthorp was renamed for Albertina Anderson, the founder's wife. Albert City was incorporated in 1900.

The museum in Albert City is located in the former Chicago, Milwaukee and Pacific Railroad-Albert City Station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show has been an annual summer event since 1971.

Geography

Albert City is located at 42°46′51″N 94°57′2″W / 42.78083°N 94.95056°W / 42.78083; -94.95056 (42.780912, -94.950569).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2), all of it land.

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Corliss steam engine display in Albert City

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 261 —    
1920 567 +117.2%
1930 563 −0.7%
1940 759 +34.8%
1950 736 −3.0%
1960 722 −1.9%
1970 683 −5.4%
1980 818 +19.8%
1990 779 −4.8%
2000 709 −9.0%
2010 699 −1.4%
2020 677 −3.1%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
Albert CityIowaPopPlot
The population of Albert City, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 699 people, 297 households, and 174 families living in the city. The population density was 1,294.4 inhabitants per square mile (499.8/km2). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 622.2 per square mile (240.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 297 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.4% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 24.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Education

Albert City is served by the Albert City–Truesdale Community School District.

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