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 3,014 as of the 2010 census and an estimated 3,223 in 2018.
Due to Algona's adjacency to the city of Pacific, the two communities are sometimes referred to collectively as Algona-Pacific or Algona/Pacific.
The community was originally called "Algoma". (A recording error by postal officials accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected.)
Algona was officially incorporated on August 22, 1955.
Every year Algona has a city-run festival called "Algona Days". The event includes an assortment of food vendors, lawn mower racing, small rides, live music and other events.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2), all of it land.
The typical home for sale in Algona was built in 1981, which is about the same age as the typical home for sale in Washington.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,014 people, 953 households, and 722 families living in the city. The population density was 2,336.4 inhabitants per square mile (902.1/km2). There were 1,018 housing units at an average density of 789.1 per square mile (304.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.1% White, 3.3% African American, 1.7% Native American, 11.7% Asian, 2.0% Pacific Islander, 7.5% from other races, and 6.8% from two or more races.