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Almond, Wisconsin
Motto(s): 
"Soar with eagle pride"
Location within Portage County and Wisconsin
Location within Portage County and Wisconsin
Almond, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Almond, Wisconsin
Almond, Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Almond, Wisconsin is located in the United States
Almond, Wisconsin
Almond, Wisconsin
Location in the United States
Almond, Wisconsin is located in North America
Almond, Wisconsin
Almond, Wisconsin
Location in North America
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Portage
Area
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.71 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,155 ft (352 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 448
 • Estimate 
(2019)
432
 • Density 412.21/sq mi (159.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip code
54909
Area code 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-01425
GNIS ID 1582682

Almond is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 448 at the 2010 census.

History

Incorporated in 1905, the town originated when Jacob Meyers from Mohawk Valley, New York, started a stagecoach and freight route between Berlin and Stevens Point. He needed a stop for the horses between route so he set up a barn and inn on the site of what is now Almond. The U.S. government signed a treaty with the Menominee Indians ceding land in central Wisconsin in 1848, which opened up the area to settlement. A post office was established on July 8, 1850, at the stagecoach stop. James F. Moore, a native of Almond N.Y., became postmaster.

Geography

Almond is located at 44°15′32″N 89°24′25″W / 44.25889°N 89.40694°W / 44.25889; -89.40694.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 487
1920 504 3.5%
1930 449 −10.9%
1940 449 0.0%
1950 435 −3.1%
1960 391 −10.1%
1970 440 12.5%
1980 477 8.4%
1990 455 −4.6%
2000 459 0.9%
2010 448 −2.4%
Est. 2019 432 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 448 people, 174 households, and 119 families living in the village. The population density was 443.6 inhabitants per square mile (171.3/km2). There were 197 housing units at an average density of 195.0 per square mile (75.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.0% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 3.8% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.2% of the population.

There were 174 households, of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the village was 35.3 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Education

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Downtown Almond

Almond is served by the Almond-Bancroft School District, which has an elementary, middle, and high school.

Notable people

  • Orestes A. Crowell, Wisconsin State Representative, farmer, and businessman, was born in Almond; Crowell was the first president of the village in 1905, when the village was incorporated.
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