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Alma, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Alma is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Harlan County at latitude 40.1012 and longitude -99.3657. Harlan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,978 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Alma, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alma, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Alma indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Alma, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,130
Population in Households 1,099
Population in Familes 867
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,336
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 505
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 313
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 389 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $93,605
Average Home Value $153,085


Median Household Income $51,000
Average Household Income $64,987
Per Capita Income $29,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.06% 0.51%
Households 0.14% 0.66%
Families 0.77% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
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, 2014 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 # 102 83rd
Population Density1 # 138 76th
Diversity Index2 # 487 17th
Median Household Income # 250 57th
Per Capita Income # 77 87th

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