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The Village of Almena had a population of 651 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Almena: Lightning City.

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Almena, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 651
Daytime Population: Workers 271
Daytime Population: Residents 337
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 608
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 648
Population in Familes 516
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 570
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $48,270
Average Household Income $59,869
Per Capita Income $25,196


Total Housing Units 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $160,976
Average Home Value $190,046


Total Households 285
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.54% -0.22%
Households -0.57% -0.21%
Families 1.05% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2017 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 # 472 39th
Population Density # 425 45th
Diversity Index # 498 36th
Median Household Income # 529 32nd
Per Capita Income # 521 33rd

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