Algona, Washington

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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 2,460 at the 2000 census.

Due to Algona's close adjacency to Pacific, the two communities are often referred to collectively as Algona-Pacifc or Algona/Pacific [1].

In the 2004 US presidential election, Algona cast 51.41% of its vote for Democrat John Kerry[2].

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History

Algona was officially incorporated on August 22, 1955.

Such past mayors include S. Waffel and Glenn R. Wilson

Geography

Algona is located at 47°16′56″N 122°15′15″W / 47.28222°N 122.25417°W / 47.28222; -122.25417 (47.282322, -122.254155).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,460 people, 845 households, and 643 families residing in the city. 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/sq mi (251.1/km²). 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.

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