Alma, Kansas

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Alma, Kansas

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High Points

Alma strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Alma Walking and Biking to Work
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 10% Alma People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 16% Alma Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Alma Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Alma, Kansas

Comparing Alma to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Short Commute Times 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Alma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles W of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri
County Wabaunsee
Standard Zip Codes 66401
P.O. Box Zip Codes 66501
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.027
Longitude -96.288

Alma Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WAMEGO
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
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Alma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 797 100%
Male 379 47.6%
Female 418 52.4%
Under 18 194 24.3%
18+ 603 75.7%
65+ 187 23.5%
Median Age 41.9
Average Family Size 2.94
White 772 96.9%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 13 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 3.3%

Estimated Alma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 764
Growth -33
Growth % -4.1%

Alma Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 62.1%
US/American 8.8%
Irish 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Swedish 4.8%
Dutch 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
English 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Italian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alma 797 $46,339
Belvue 228 $34,500
Eskridge 589 $43,125
McFarland 271 $45,250
Paxico 211 $45,000
St. George 434 $34,250
Wamego 4,246 $46,017
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Serves 172 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

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