Almena, Kansas

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Almena, Kansas
Location within Norton County and Kansas
Location within Norton County and Kansas
KDOT map of Norton County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°53′30″N 99°42′32″W / 39.89167°N 99.70889°W / 39.89167; -99.70889Coordinates: 39°53′30″N 99°42′32″W / 39.89167°N 99.70889°W / 39.89167; -99.70889
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyNorton
Incorporated1893
Area
 • Total0.60 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Land0.60 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,152 ft (656 m)
Population
 • Total408
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
383
 • Density680/sq mi (260/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67622
Area code785
FIPS code20-01425 [4]
GNIS ID0471748 [5]

Almena is a city in Norton County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 408 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Almena was a shipping point at the junction of two railroads.[7] It was named by Margaret Brown Coleman.[8] She named it after Almena, Wisconsin,[9] her hometown.

The first post office in Almena was created in June 1872.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Almena is at 39°53′30″N 99°42′32″W / 39.89167°N 99.70889°W / 39.89167; -99.70889 (39.891535, -99.708865).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2). All of it is land.[12]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890366
190049134.2%
191070243.0%
1920674−4.0%
19307034.3%
1940543−22.8%
195061613.4%
1960555−9.9%
1970489−11.9%
19805175.7%
1990423−18.2%
200046910.9%
2010408−13.0%
Est. 2018383[3]−6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 408 people, 180 households, and 102 families living in Almena.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Almena is part of USD 212 Northern Valley Schools. The Northern Valley High School mascot is Huskies.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Nov 1, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 65.
  8. The Coleman Saga, by Charles Myron Coleman
  9. "Profile for Almena, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  13. "Northern Valley Schools". USD 212. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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