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Alma, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Alma had a population of 852 as of July 1, 2016. Alma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alma is located at latitude 39.0157 and longitude -96.2878 in Wabaunsee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alma (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wabaunsee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

The City of Alma (GNIS ID: 2393926) 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 Alma, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wabaunsee 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, 2016.

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Alma, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 852
Population in Households 827
Population in Familes 676
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,476
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 350
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $95,833
Average Home Value $127,022


Median Household Income $39,653
Average Household Income $51,257
Per Capita Income $21,525
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.35%
Households 0.37% 0.4%
Families 1.1% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alma, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alma to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 229 66th
Population Density1 # 121 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 291 57th
Median Household Income # 540 20th
Per Capita Income # 554 18th

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