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Algoma, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Algoma had a population of 3,126 as of July 1, 2017. Algoma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Algoma is located at latitude 44.6054 and longitude -87.4463 in Kewaunee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Algoma (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Kewaunee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The City of Algoma (GNIS ID: 1582672) 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 Algoma 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 Algoma: Ahnapee, Ahnepee, Wolf River.

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


Total Population 3,126
Daytime Population: Workers 2,201
Daytime Population: Residents 1,700
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,901
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 3,062
Population in Familes 2,379
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density2 1,276
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $45,159
Average Household Income $52,738
Per Capita Income $23,671


Total Housing Units 1,705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 946 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 440 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $100,939
Average Home Value $126,031


Total Households 1,386
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 845
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 -0.18% -0.05%
Households -0.2% -0.09%
Families -0.27% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

Algoma, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Algoma 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 # 201 74th
Population Density # 164 79th
Diversity Index # 273 65th
Median Household Income # 603 22nd
Per Capita Income # 613 21st

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