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Alta is a city in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,865 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Alta is located at 42°40′19″N 95°18′17″W / 42.67194°N 95.30472°W / 42.67194; -95.30472 (42.672030, -95.304757)[1]. It is located next to the fairly large city of Storm Lake.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,865 people, 726 households, and 506 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,780.4 people per square mile (685.8/km²). There were 791 housing units at an average density of 755.1/sq mi (290.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.44% White, 0.64% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.45% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.62% of the population.

There were 726 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,941, and the median income for a family was $40,694. Males had a median income of $29,655 versus $20,368 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,908. About 8.5% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

References

Albert City | Alta | Lakeside | Linn Grove | Marathon | Newell | Rembrandt | Sioux Rapids | Storm Lake | Truesdale

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