Alma, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alma, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Alma had a population of 1,139 as of July 1, 2015. Alma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 40.1012 and longitude -99.3657 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,978 feet.

The City of Alma (GNIS ID: 837849) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Alma, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,139
Population in Households 1,108
Population in Familes 875
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,347
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 511
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 392 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $97,137
Average Home Value $155,818


Median Household Income $45,794
Average Household Income $59,754
Per Capita Income $27,517
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.81%
Households 0.34% 1.0%
Families 0.8% 0.93%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alma, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 104 82nd
Population Density1 # 134 77th
Diversity Index2 # 446 23rd
Median Household Income # 347 40th
Per Capita Income # 190 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.