In 2014, Algona, Iowa became the first small community in the nation to be named a Blue Zones Certified Community. Learn more about how the people of Algona are constantly working to make their town a healthier place to live and work with this short video.
Algona is an active community of about 5,500 people. It is the county seat of Kossuth County, which is geographically the largest county in the state of Iowa. Algona has much to offer its rural residents, from downtown shopping and restaurants to outdoor fun at the Algona Aquatic Center, Water's Edge Nature Center or Call State Park.
Algona has two K-12 school systems, Algona Community Schools and Bishop Garrigan Schools, as well Iowa Lakes Community College.
To learn more about the Algona community, check the local newspaper, The Algona Upper Des Moines or listen to the latest news broadcast on KLGA, 92.7, Algona's hometown radio station.
Algona and Kossuth County has many active players in economic development, including the Algona Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation.