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Alta is a city in Buena Vista County, in the Storm Lake metro area.

The community was named after Altai Blair, daughter of John Blair, settler.

The latitude of Alta is 42.673N. The longitude is -95.29W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,490 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,857.


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Median household income
Local
$31,941
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alta demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Hanover Historical Festival - Aug. 26, 2007
  • Buena Vista County Fair - July 19-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alta web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Alta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buena Vista County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 51002 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

35% of Alta residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alta ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alta was $15,908, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Alta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Alta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $657.


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Libraries in Alta include Alta Public Library ... View libraries

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Buena Vista County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alta political report.

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The average commute time for Alta workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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