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People

Total Population 5,537
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,304
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 59.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,204
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 19.6%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $129,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
US/American 0%
English 15.7%
Irish 17.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NE of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Crawford
Metro Area Fort Smith
Standard Zip Codes 72921
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.477
Longitude -94.221

Alma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNTAINBURG 2 NE
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 76 F
Jul Temp 66 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 77 F
Annual Precip 50.6 inches
Station FORT SMITH RGNL AP
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Station OZARK
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedarville 1,723 $53,547
Dyer 725 $51,382
Lavaca 2,562 $59,191
Mountainburg 531 $47,829
Mulberry 1,703 $36,094
Van Buren 22,992 $45,309

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Alma High Schools

ALMA HIGH SCHOOL
101 EAST MAIN
479-632-2162
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 908 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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