Statistic Alta Iowa National
Population 1,978 3,155,070 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 1,834 57 91
Median age 36.3 38.0 37.7
Male/Female ratio 0.8:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 62% 60% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 48% 44% 43%
Speak English 82% 92% 79%
Speak Spanish 9% 4% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Alta is 3118% higher than Iowa
  • The median age in Alta is 4% lower than Iowa
  • In Alta 82.36% of the population is White
  • In Alta 2.33% of the population is Black
  • In Alta 7.94% of the population is Asian

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      Alta population breakdown by race

      Race Alta Iowa National
      White 82.36% 90.90% 73.35%
      Black 2.33% 3.32% 12.63%
      Asian 7.94% 2.14% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.00% 0.32% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.00% 0.08% 0.18%
      Mixed race 3.19% 1.97% 3.06%
      Other race 4.20% 1.27% 4.75%
      In Alta, 13.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Alta, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).