Alma, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Alma, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Alma had a population of 1,106 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Alma, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,106
Population in Households 1,076
Population in Familes 851
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 1,308
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $47,437
Average Household Income $62,883
Per Capita Income $28,890


Total Housing Units 597 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $96,458
Average Home Value $112,465


Total Households 494
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.29% -0.15%
Households -0.19% -0.08%
Families 0.0% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 2018 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 # 103 82nd
Population Density # 147 75th
Diversity Index # 453 23rd
Median Household Income # 376 35th
Per Capita Income # 268 54th

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