Alma, Nebraska

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Alma, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
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Comparative Profile of Alma, Nebraska

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Alma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,214 100%
Male 554 45.6%
Female 660 54.4%
Under 18 295 24.3%
18+ 919 75.7%
65+ 348 28.7%
Median Age 46.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 1,204 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.6%

Estimated Alma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,110
Growth -104
Growth % -8.6%

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 40.8%
US/American 16.5%
English 9.7%
Swedish 9.1%
Irish 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Dutch 2.5%
Danish 1.8%
Norwegian 1.7%
Italian 1.3%
Polish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Czech 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
German Russian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alma 1,214 $36,250
Atlanta 130 $36,875
Naponee 132 $33,250
Orleans 425 $28,056
Oxford 876 $40,875
Republican City 209 $32,500
Stamford 202 $42,250

Alma Public Libraries

Hoesch Memorial Library
Alma, Nebraska
(308) 928-2600
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Alma Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(308) 928-2151
Emergency Service: No

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Alma High Schools (2004)

Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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