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Welcome to Algoma ...

The town of Algoma is located in Pontotoc County.

The location of Algoma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Algoma has a population of 624 people<2> (see below for details).

Algoma is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Algoma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Algoma is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Algoma had a population of 590 people. This makes Algoma the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Algoma represents 0.02% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 196th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 590 people, the population of Algoma increased 16.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 508 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Algoma had an population of 624 people. This is an increase of 5.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.83% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Algoma.

Communities near Algoma ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Algoma and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ecru   [Map]   1,006   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Houston   [Map]   3,464   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Houlka   [Map]   605   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pontotoc   [Map]   6,077   N   5 miles [8 km]
Shannon   [Map]   1,771   E   18 miles [29 km]
Sherman   [Map]   692   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Algoma.

Communities Also Named Algoma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Algoma - they are located in California, Idaho (2), Ontario, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Algoma.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Algoma. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Algoma. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Algoma.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Algoma:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Algoma ...

Looking for more information about Algoma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Algoma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Algoma.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Algoma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Algoma.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Algoma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Algoma) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Algoma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Algoma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1789, Longitude: -89.0335     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Algoma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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