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Alma, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Alma had a population of 470 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 Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 39.0964 and longitude -93.5478 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 804 feet.

The City of Alma (GNIS ID: 2393925) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Alma is located within Township of Middleton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette County.

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, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 470
Daytime Population: Workers 188
Daytime Population: Residents 197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 385
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 470
Population in Familes 393
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,709
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $56,724
Average Household Income $79,798
Per Capita Income $32,781


Total Housing Units 211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $130,172
Average Home Value $235,559


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 137
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 2.18% 0.84%
Households 2.02% 0.79%
Families 2.32% 0.58%
Median Household Income   4.6%
Per Capita Income   3.94%

Alma, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 520 50th
Population Density # 134 87th
Diversity Index # 957 7th
Median Household Income # 190 82nd
Per Capita Income # 98 91st

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