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 1,118 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Alma, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,118
Daytime Population: Workers 906
Daytime Population: Residents 601
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,507
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 1,087
Population in Familes 854
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 1,322
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $50,441
Average Household Income $60,909
Per Capita Income $27,987


Total Housing Units 610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 386 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $92,086
Average Home Value $109,456


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.32%
Households -0.08% -0.2%
Families 0.14% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2017 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 Density # 142 76th
Diversity Index # 479 17th
Median Household Income # 304 48th
Per Capita Income # 285 51st

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