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Almena, Kansas
Location within Norton County and Kansas
Location within Norton County and Kansas
KDOT map of Norton County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Norton
Incorporated 1893
Named for Almena, Wisconsin
Area
 • Total 0.60 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Land 0.60 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,152 ft (656 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 408
 • Estimate 
(2019)
378
 • Density 624.79/sq mi (241.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67622
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-01425
GNIS ID 0471748

Almena is a city in Norton County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 408.

History

Almena was a shipping point located at the junction of two railroads. It was possibly named for Alma, Michigan or Almena Township, Michigan.

The first post office in Almena was established in June 1872.

Geography

Almena is located at 39°53′30″N 99°42′32″W / 39.89167°N 99.70889°W / 39.89167; -99.70889 (39.891535, -99.708865). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 366
1900 491 34.2%
1910 702 43.0%
1920 674 −4.0%
1930 703 4.3%
1940 543 −22.8%
1950 616 13.4%
1960 555 −9.9%
1970 489 −11.9%
1980 517 5.7%
1990 423 −18.2%
2000 469 10.9%
2010 408 −13.0%
2019 (est.) 378 −7.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 408 people, 180 households, and 102 families residing in the city. The population density was 668.9 inhabitants per square mile (258.3/km2). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 355.7 per square mile (137.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.5% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 180 households, of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.3% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

Education

Almena is served by USD 212 Northern Valley Schools. The Northern Valley High School mascot is Huskies.

Prior to school unification, the Almena High School mascot was the Coyotes.

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