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Algona, Washington
Nickname(s): 
City of the Great Blue Heron
Location of Algona in King County
Location of Algona in King County
Coordinates: 47°16′56″N 122°15′15″W / 47.28222°N 122.25417°W / 47.28222; -122.25417Coordinates: 47°16′56″N 122°15′15″W / 47.28222°N 122.25417°W / 47.28222; -122.25417
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Founded 1955
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Land 1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
82 ft (25 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,014
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,208
 • Density 2,482.97/sq mi (958.83/km2)
Time zone UTC−8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98001
Area code 253
FIPS code 53-01290
GNIS feature ID 1511959
Website AlgonaWA.gov

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 was 3,014 as of the 2010 census and an estimated 3,223 in 2018.

Due to Algona's adjacency to the city of Pacific, the two communities are sometimes referred to collectively as Algona-Pacific or Algona/Pacific.

History

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.

Events

Every year Algona has a city-run festival called "Algona Days". The event includes an assortment of food vendors, small rides, live music and other events.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,311
1970 1,276 −2.7%
1980 1,467 15.0%
1990 1,694 15.5%
2000 2,460 45.2%
2010 3,014 22.5%
2019 (est.) 3,208 6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

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.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,014 people, 953 households, and 722 families living 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.

Economy

Tim's Cascade Snacks is headquartered in Algona and has a processing plant in the city that employs 80 people.

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