Alma, Wisconsin

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Alma, Wisconsin

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High Points

Alma strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Alma Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Alma Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Alma, Wisconsin

Comparing Alma to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 2
Racial Diversity 3 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
College Educated Adults 7 6
Median Family Income 7 4
People Above Poverty 7 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 8 9
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 9

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Alma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 54610
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.32
Longitude -91.914

Alma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ALMA DAM 4
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station DODGE
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Alma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 942 100%
Male 467 49.6%
Female 475 50.4%
Under 18 186 19.7%
18+ 756 80.3%
65+ 226 24%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.74
White 914 97%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 14 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.8%

Estimated Alma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 899
Growth -43
Growth % -4.6%

Alma Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 49.2%
Norwegian 16.6%
Swiss 5.4%
Polish 4.9%
Irish 4.4%
English 3.7%
Swedish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
US/American 1.8%
Austrian 1.7%
Italian 1.2%
Czech 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Finnish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alma, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cream (54610)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alma 942 $45,625
Buffalo City 1,040 $48,906
Cochrane 435 $40,375
Fountain City 983 $47,692
Mondovi 2,634 $40,954
Nelson 395 $37,917
Pepin 878 $41,250
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Alma High Schools (2004)

Serves 136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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