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Welcome to Alma ...

The city of Alma is located in Buffalo County<1> and is the County Seat for Buffalo County.

The location of Alma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alma has a population of 719 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alma.

Alma is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alma had an population of 719 people. This is a decrease of 7.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alma had a population of 781 people (or 5.75% of the total population of Buffalo County). This makes Alma the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Alma represents 0.01% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 1109th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 781 people, the population of Alma decreased 17.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 942 people).

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

Adding Alma to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alma elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alma on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Alma - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, South Carolina, Texas (3), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Alma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alma.

  • Lake City [Wabasha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
    • Lake City [Wabasha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake City<6>
  • Plainview [Wabasha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
    • Plainview [Wabasha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,298 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainview<6>
  • Wabasha [Wabasha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabasha
    • Wabasha [Wabasha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,473 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wabasha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabasha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wabasha<6>
  • Buffalo City [Buffalo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo City
    • Buffalo City [Buffalo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Alma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 954 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Buffalo [Buffalo County]
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      • Buffalo [Buffalo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Alma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Fountain City [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain City
      • Fountain City [Buffalo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain City
    • Pepin [Pepin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepin
      • Pepin [Pepin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pepin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepin
    • Pepin [Pepin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pepin
      • Pepin [Pepin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pepin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pepin
    • Rollingstone [Winona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollingstone
      • Rollingstone [Winona County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollingstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollingstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollingstone<6>
    • Nelson [Buffalo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Buffalo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Alma
      • Estimated population in 2019: 558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alma. See our Newspapers Page for Alma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alma ...

Looking for more information about Alma? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alma, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alma.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Buffalo County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buffalo County: www.buffalocounty.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Buffalo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alma.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alma) 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 Alma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3311, Longitude: -91.9224       In this case, the coordinates for Alma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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