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. Take a look below for 15 interesting and awesome facts about Algona, Washington, United States.
1. The population was 3,014 as of the 2010 census and an estimated 3,223 in 2018.
2. Due to Algona’s adjacency to the city of Pacific, the two communities are sometimes referred to collectively as Algona-Pacific or Algona/Pacific.
3. The community was originally called “Algoma”.
4. Algona was officially incorporated on August 22, 1955.
5. Every year Algona has a city-run festival called “Algona Days”.
6. The event includes an assortment of food vendors, lawn mower racing, small rides, live music and other events.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,460 people, 845 households, and 643 families living in the city.
10. The population density was 1,827.6 people per square mile (703.6/km2). There were 878 housing units at an average density of 652.3 per square mile (251.1/km2).
11. The racial makeup of the city was 84.80% White, 1.67% African American, 1.87% Native American, 5.93% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.28% from other races, and 3.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.98% of the population.
12. There were 845 households, out of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families.
13. 18.6% 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 2.91 and the average family size was 3.29.
14. In the city the age distribution of the population shows 30.7% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who were 65 years of age or older.
15. As of the 2004 presidential election, Algona consists of three voting precincts. All three gave pluralities to Democrat John Kerry, although only one (which consists the southern half of the city) gave him a majority.