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The Village of Almena had a population of 643 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Almena is located at latitude 45.4149 and longitude -92.0382 in Barron County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Almena (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The Village of Almena (GNIS ID: 1582679) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Almena population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Almena: Lightning City.

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Almena, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 643
Population in Households 640
Population in Familes 510
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 563
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 283
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 217 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $160,256
Average Home Value $190,482


Median Household Income $47,615
Average Household Income $56,374
Per Capita Income $23,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.82% -0.57%
Households -0.77% -0.5%
Families 1.05% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Almena, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Almena to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 477 39th
Population Density1 # 431 44th
Diversity Index2 # 513 33rd
Median Household Income # 473 39th
Per Capita Income # 522 33rd

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