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People

Total Population 1,195
Male Share of the Population 54.1%
Female Share of the Population 45.9%
Senior Citizens 30.7%
Employed Population 16+ 518
Age of the Population 55

Families

% of people married 59.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,750
% Above Poverty Level 83.9%
% Below Poverty Level 16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $539
Median House Value $74,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.7%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 12.6%

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

Alma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 150 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 196 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Harlan
Standard Zip Codes 68920
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.097
Longitude -99.361

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 HARLAN COUNTY LAKE
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 24 inches
Station FRANKLIN #2
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 37 to 68 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches
Station PHILLIPSBURG 1 SSE
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 93 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 23.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alma, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Prairie Dog (68920)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlanta 104 $62,500
Naponee 80 $48,750
Orleans 381 $50,278
Oxford 780 $44,766
Stamford 195 $45,833

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

Alma Public Libraries

Library
Hoesch Memorial Library
CITY PARK WEST 2ND
Alma, Nebraska
(308) 928-2600
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Alma Hospitals

HARLAN COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM
(Government - Local)
P O BOX 836, 717 NORTH BROWN ST
(308) 928-2151
Emergency Service: No

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Alma High Schools

ALMA HIGH SCHOOL
308-928-2131
Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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