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Alma, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Alma had a population of 729 as of July 1, 2017. Alma ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 44.3394 and longitude -91.9183 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 2.62 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of Alma (GNIS ID: 1582675) 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 Alma 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 Alma: Twelve Mile Bluff.

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


Total Population 729
Daytime Population: Workers 843
Daytime Population: Residents 310
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,153
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.58
Population in Households 705
Population in Familes 509
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $42,015
Average Household Income $59,195
Per Capita Income $29,068


Total Housing Units 490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (25.9%)
Median Home Value $130,417
Average Home Value $156,279


Total Households 363
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 202
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 -0.93% -0.64%
Households -0.81% -0.56%
Families 0.0% -0.8%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Alma, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma 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 # 451 42nd
Population Density # 690 11th
Diversity Index # 602 21st
Median Household Income # 672 13th
Per Capita Income # 280 64th

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