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Algona is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
Originally named Algoma, Indian term for "valley of flowers," the name was misspelled by postal officials.
The latitude of Algona is 47.279N. The longitude is -122.25W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,583.
Algona incorporated in 1955, as a city.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Algona demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98047 ZIP code.
18% of Algona residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Algona ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Algona was $19,734, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Algona residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Algona, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $644. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,135.
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Algona political report.
The average commute time for Algona workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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