Alma, WI Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 983. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,082 (+10.1% change)
Males: 528 (53.7%), Females: 455 (46.3%)

Buffalo County

Zip code: 54610

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $38,000
Median house value: $84,200

Races in Alma:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.9%)
  • Hispanic (7.4%)
  • Other race (6.7%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (47.9%), Norwegian (30.5%), Irish (11.1%), English (6.7%), Czech (6.1%), French (4.4%).

Elevation: 687 feet

Land area: 5.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Alma

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alma town

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 66.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

7.0% Foreign born (6.1% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +153 (+18.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Alma:

  • ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; WABASHA, MN)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; DURAND, WI)
  • LAKE CITY MEDICAL CENTER MAYO HEALTH (about 27 miles; LAKE CITY, MN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alma:

  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 47 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 50 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Abbreviation: RST)
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 57 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Abbreviation: LSE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alma:

  • WINONA MUNI-MAX CONRAD FLD (about 25 miles; WINONA, MN; Abbreviation: ONA)
  • MENOMONIE MUNICIPAL-SCORE FIELD (about 38 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Abbreviation: W11)
  • RUSHFORD MUNI (about 38 miles; RUSHFORD, MN; Abbreviation: 55Y)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:

  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 29 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 37 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,368)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 44 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 60 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)

Schools

Public high school in Alma:

  • ALMA HI (Students: 136; Location: S1618 STATE ROAD 35; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Alma:

  • ALMA EL (Students: 232; Location: S1618 STATE ROAD 35; Grades: PK – 08)

Libraries

Library in Alma:

  • ALMA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $39,510; Location: 312 N. MAIN ST.; 14,823 books; 271 audio materials; 545 video materials; 45 serial subscriptions)